So readers, as you know, I’ve been on the hunt to find a good afternoon tea in Greenwich.
Several people have pointed me towards the Fan Museum and while my parents were here I seized the opportunity and we headed over to Greenwich one Tuesday afternoon. As it turns out, those over 60 get free entry to the museum on Tuesday afternoons – while Baby loves Cake and I don’t quite reach that age bracket, the olds were certainly pleased to have a very cheap and lovely couple of hours.
As Dad said, it was like jumping back in time to the “old England” where tea, cake and scones is just really tea, cake and scones. The tea came in a pot which had tea bags and boiled water in it, Mum’s coffee was a nice French-pressed plunger coffee. It was cheap, simple and delicious and allowed us enjoy a good gossip in a nice location.
Aside from the nicely classic tea and coffee, we were served fresh scones, fruit cake, lemon cake and Victoria sponge. The only thing that could have made this slightly better (but they’d need to raise the price) would be a couple of sandwiches each.
Afterwards we had a quick gander around the museum but Baby loves Cake was starting to get scratchy so we had to make a move unfortunately. It was a lovely afternoon and I would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a slightly quirky but friendly afternoon tea that doesn’t cost much and is in a nice setting.
The Fan Museum can be found at 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8ER. Tea and cake is served on Tuesdays and Sundays in two sittings: 2:15pm and 3:45pm. I paid £10 which includes £6 for the afternoon tea and £4 for the entry to the museum itself.