After exploring E17 for a few hours with a difficult The Boy Child in tow,
it was time to indulge in tea and cake,
and thanks to Jaime at Angloyankophile, we knew exactly where to go.
A teeny-tiny teashop; so tiny we actually walked past it and had to retrace our steps.
Unfortunately for us, they were full. But on seeing my disappointed face
and on hearing The Boy Child give voice to his thoughts,
the staff suggested we sit outside.
Decaf loose-leaf English Breakfast tea in beautiful 1940s mismatched china
went perfectly with still-warm scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream.
Although the place was full, the owner welcomed me and my camera.
It was though I was snooping about in my Great Granny's parlour!
The attention to detail in such a small space was astonishing.
If only we could have drunk our tea and wolfed our scones in such a beautiful setting ...
instead, I had to make do with peering through the windows.
You can find them at: Hillman’s Tearoom ,The Georgian Village,
100 Wood Street, Walthamstow, London E17 3HX
Phone: 07742 436995
They take reservations, which I'll make use of before my next visit.