Afternoon Tea at The Orangery

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The Orangery is located just on the other side of the Kensington Gardens, so we booked a teatime there, planning to take a look at the palace first. It worked out great and afterward we took a walk around the gardens.

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We had afternoon tea. I took Assam tea and vegetarian sandwiches. We each had our own pot of tea, which is good because when we share we run out quickly.

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This is the Royal Palace tea set! So pretty but so pricy. It was available for purchase in the Kensington gift shop.

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Scones, clotted cream, and jam. I was not overly impressed by clotted cream but Linn liked it.

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Finger sandwiches! They were cuter than they were tasty. I think the cheese one was my favorite and the pickle one my least favorite. Of course that meant that I got two of the pickle sandwiches because that’s just kind of how the world works–even when having afternoon tea in London. But because it was afternoon tea in London, and a new experience, I ate both of my pickle sandwiches quite happily.

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Desserts! So pretty. The cake was spongue with a raspberry filling and the macaron was, well, a macaron, but the chocolate-orange mousse was really nice.

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A walk through Kensington Gardens

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Beautiful Queen Victoria statue at the edge of the Kensington Gardens. The weather was amazing. It didn’t rain once under our visit.

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Tulips! We were there early in the seasons so I imagine this looks even more amazing by mid summer.

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Snapped this picture of the garden from inside Kensington Palace.

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That’s the Palace there, on the other side of the labyrinth below.

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We went for this walk around the gardens after our teatime at The Orangery. In the above right picture, you can see The Orangery a little.

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Another Linn & Cheryl adventure selfie. We take a lot of these.

Upcoming blog posts: Afternoon Tea at The Orangery and Food Adventures in London.

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