Drink Shop & Do
Design shop-meets-café-meets-artists' workshop. Have a sip while embracing your inner Damien Hirst. Caledonian Road, N1, drinkshopdo.com
Here you can drink your way around the globe with a choice of more than 100 loose-leaf teas and herbs. White Hart Lane, SW13, orangepekoeteas.com
Where else can you enjoy exploding lollipops, ‘eat me' cakes and a triple-layered 'drink me' dessert? Indulge in this quirky Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea. Berners Street, W1, sandersonlondon.com
Know your oolong from your pu'er? Sign up for one of the tasting events at this unique tea bar. Lamb Street, E1, teasmith.co.uk
Owner Timothy d'Offay knows everything there is to know about tea, so you'll be in heaven with the range of rare varieties, from chai to brews from Honshu. Dering Street, W1, postcardteas.com
This article was published in 2012.