Fireside Afternoon Tea

Oh the weather outside is frightful!

But I know somewhere quite delightful.

A little place to escape the cold, snuggle up beside an open fire with a cuppa, scones, sandwiches, cakes and maybe even a cocktail or two.

Follow me, I’ll show you!

Wrapped up against the chill –

Classic duffle coatFancy/Highstreet

Knitted scarf // Knotted back jumper

Skinny jeans

The comfiest winter boots

The city versions of everyone’s favourite winter boots, by Sorel.

Have you seen the Chloé versions?

You’ll find my little hideaway in The East.

Clerkenwell to be exact.

Hidden away in a little cobbled square, you’ll find Zetter Townhouse.

A 13 bedroom townhouse with a hip bar and sumptuous sitting room.

Sink into a plush velvet sofa and while away a chilly afternoon beside the crackling fire.

I thoroughly recommend popping in around tea time.

There are two types of teas, the classic Aunt Wilhemina’s (traditional stack of sandwiches, cakes and scones) or Uncle Seymour’s (pasties, sausage rolls and such).

If in doubt, have both!

Snuggle up and make yourself at home.

While the wind howls outside, you can tuck into your beautiful British spread of classics!

(Including perhaps the best sausage roll I’ve ever had, which is no trifling matter.)

Stuff yourselves silly, sip on fresh pots of tea until cocktail o’clock and then start on those.

If you have one too many, just move into a room upstairs and stay forever!

Wishful thinking for us, sadly.

As we wrapped up and bid adieu to the pretty little townhouse, with it’s blue front door and monogrammed doormat.

Failing not only to leave quietly, but to keep the secret of this place.

When you find something wonderful you have to shout it from the rooftops!

And you know I can’t keep things from you.

The Zetter Townhouse deserves a spot on your festive To-Do list.

The perfect place to escape the cold and the crowds.


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  • Jet

    I love the coat, the jumper, the shoes, the afternoon tea, the townhouse …. the whole thing basically haha. Afternoon tea is definitely one of the best things about being British – it’s always so fun to have an excuse to eat all the delicious things and take visitors for it as well.

    • Rosie

      Haha thanks J! I could quite happily move into the townhouse and hibernate until spring!

  • Oh yum, that delicious. I’m down in London for a few days early next year, I’ll deffo put this on my list!

    Katie xoxo

    • Rosie

      Good plan Katie! Let me know how you get on x

  • I really like your off-the-shoulder jumper Rosie!

    Clerkenwell is such a surprising area of London – there are a fair few little gems hidden around there which you just don’t expect! Quite keen to give this place a whirl too now 🙂

    KatieJane | Soup&Champagne

    • Rosie

      Thanks KJ! Can’t beat a good sloppy jumper! xx

  • ninegrandstudent

    This looks like such a unique spot for afternoon tea, I’m bookmarking for hen-weekend inspiration!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

    • Rosie

      Oh yes, hen weekend is a v good idea… perhaps I’ll send to my MoH!

  • Rosie

    Thanks Mia, for this and all of your lovely comments. xxx

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Looks gorgeous – and delicious!!


  • I love the red coat!! So cosy and chic!! 🙂

  • This place looks like the cutest little spot! I’ve been looking for the perfect place to treat my mum to an afternoon tea and I think this might just be the one – I think she would love it! xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Lovely! I die for that sweater but…do you wear a bra with it??

  • Oh, I wish I could be in London to enjoy a proper afternoon tea. Fantastic! And don’t get me started on your outfit. Fabulous as always!

  • Christa Sagmoe

    Absolutely LOVE the red coat and the scarf and boats make the outfit look so cozy!

    Christa |