It’s February in London and all I want is a hot pot of tea and scones with the cold weather outside. One of my favorite bakeries is Bea’s of Bloomsbury, located about a ten minute walk from the Holborn tube station. Everything is freshly made with the bakery in the back of the shop.
With a shop filled with oodles of scrumptious cupcakes, meringues, cakes, breads, muffins, and various scones during the day, Bea’s is the place for visitors to London with a sweet tooth. In the morning, fruit or cheese and herb scones are available and after 2:30 p.m., regular scones are available for afternoon tea. I am a big fan of Bea’s scones which are warm, flaky and extremely fresh. The fruit scone is covered with a light dusting of sugar and is delicious for breakfast.
Prices for afternoon tea run between nine pounds for two scones with cream tea and jam, while a full champagne tea is expensive at 26.50 pounds. Lunch is also listed on the blackboard with a set menu changing daily.
Coffees are available with anything from espresso, macchiato, americano, cappuccino and hot chocolate. The counters are also lined with tasty homemade marshmallows with various flavors including vanilla.
Food is available to either eat-in or for takeaway.
With all the treats available including croissants, blueberry muffins, carrot loaf or raisin pain priced roughly between one and four pounds, visitors to Bea’s are not going to want to leave. With crisp white walls, hanging teapot lights, comfortable couches, floral print chairs, lots of pillows and relaxing music, Bea’s is a refuge from the busy streets of London.
On my latest visit, I happened to be at Bea’s near Valentine’s Day and the windows were filled with raspberry meringue hearts for purchase. I had to treat myself and the pastry was as good as it looked.
While there are various bakeries throughout London, Bea’s is one of my favorites. Since 2008, Bea’s has offered Londoners a shop filled with tempting goodies. Anytime I am in London, I crave real scones and for me, Bea’s is the place.
Bea’s of Bloomsbury
44 Theobald’s Road
London, WC1X 8NW