Tea Tuesday,  The Great European Adventure

Tea Tuesday: Harrods

You didn’t think afternoon tea at Dean Street Townhouse was the only time I drank tea in London, did you?


This particular cup was a darjeeling blend, the name of which I failed to write down. I enjoyed it along with some buttered crumpets after an afternoon spent exploring London’s iconic department store, Harrods. The store is home to a number of restaurants, and this one was aptly named The Tea Room. It was a little pricey, and my waiter failed to hold back his smirk when I ordered crumpets, but I never regret a cup of tea.

Plus, wandering around Harrods was a fun way to spend the afternoon. The store is so big they have free maps available at the door so you can easily find whatever obscure thing you’re looking for.

My favorite sections were Christmas World:


And Toy Kingdom:


Yes, those are dinosaur plushies large enough to ride.

But the best part was probably seeing Harrods lit up from the outside.


Commercialism has never looked prettier.

Emma Holliday is well-traveled. After 5 years in Boston, she and her husband upended their lives to move to Berlin where she is currently writing a (funny) book about travel and grief and attempting to learn German.

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