My first London Afternoon Tea: Melody at the St. Paul’s Hotel

Afternoon-Tea-melodyWhen I got to London I was eager to try out a real honest to goodness British afternoon tea. I started by googling my options and found one within a 15 minute walk to our hotel on the Kensington High street in Hammersmith. The St. Paul’s Hotel is a historic building with loads of British charm. The hotel website says: “The building was originally St. Pauls School and was designed by Alfred Waterhouse in 1884, the architect of the Natural History Museum. St. Paul’s was the location of the historic meeting of Eisenhower, Montgomery and Winston Churchill to plan the D Day landings. The hotel was also the setting of the 1971 film “Melody”, an international cult film about youth and lost love.”


When I arrived, I was greeted by this lovely entrance way. As I was a bit early for my 1:30 PM reservation, I was pleased to find that the hotel appeared to have its very own park just past the entrance. There were benches under a lovely canopy of trees and the sweetest garden cottage that might house fairies or a gnome.