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Afternoon Tea at The Charlotte Street Hotel

Miniature toasted sandwiches with the crusts cut off, sparkling champagne, perfect little petit fours and clotted cream slathered on warm scones: I’m telling you, afternoon tea at the Charlotte Street Hotel is just plain dreamy.  In general, afternoon tea is one of my favourite parts of London life. I’m not sure what it is specifically – perhaps the sense of occasion, the bottomless teapots and endless sandwiches. Or maybe it’s just the relaxed vibe as you kid yourself into thinking that that all those tiny little…

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Café Liberty

I like to think of Liberty as my true north – much like Daisy and Gatsby’s green light. For some, it’s just a shop (one full of exorbitantly priced goods) so this will sound a bit materialistic and pretentious. Regardless, for me it’s always represented more and my love for it, quite frankly, is unwavering. The first time I ever visited London, I stayed at the YHA hostel down the road. I loved escaping the tiny room to spend hours wandering the store instead, admiring Liberty’s…

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