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41 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3PE
 
 
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Tea and TattleAh, there really is nothing more wonderfully British than a nice cup of tea and an opportunity to put your feet up, something the folk at London's Tea and Tattle know only too well. Situated under the atmospherically delightful Arthur Probsthain Oriental and African Bookseller (est. 1903 no less), Tea and Tattle is a very English escape from the stiff upper lips of the busy streets above. Painted in a bright white, the room is light and airy despite its subterranean location, one wall featuring hand-painted Chinese wallpaper, others eclectic art works, some of course related to the business of bookselling. Calling itself a 'traditional tea room with a modern cultural twist', Tea and Tattle specialises in that indulgent favourite, the afternoon tea. It's a must for tourists and locals in need of a relaxing hour away from the office alike but for those needing something more practical to eat, there's also a good range of high quality sandwiches, cakes and scones.

 

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The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from Tea and Tattle
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 7 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  36% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 8 minutes from Tea and Tattle
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Scoff & Banter, Bloomsbury
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Radisson Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel, 97 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from Tea and Tattle
Located near the British Museum and the Dominion Theatre, Scoff & Banter Bloomsbury is great for afternoon tea, pre-theatre ... More
 
 
 
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VIVI
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Centre Point, New Oxford Street, 11 St Giles Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from Tea and Tattle
Inspired by the 1960s, echoing Centre Point's 1966 completion, the menu at VIVI is unashamedly nostalgic British comfort food. Housed in the distinctive 385 foot ... More
 
 
 
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The Savoy Hotel, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Tea and Tattle
The Savoy Grill, along with The Savoy Hotel, reopened in 2010 following a three-year �220m refurbishment to reveal a "moodily lit" and "glamorous" dining room with ... More
 
 
 
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30 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from Tea and Tattle
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5 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from Tea and Tattle
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Reflections: Contemporary Art Of The Middle East And North Africa
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th May to 15th August 2021 - 10am-5pm
Tea and Tattle, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from Tea and Tattle
A display of around 100 works on paper including etchings, photographs and artists' books, which celebrate the breadth of expression of artists born in or connected ...More
 
 
 
Matilda The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd June 2021 to 9th January 2022 - Various Times
Tea and Tattle, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H | 6 minutes from Tea and Tattle
The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about an extremely clever girl, who uses ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 5th, 9th, 16th and 24th Jun 2021 - 7pm
Tea and Tattle, 21 Dean Street, W1D | 7 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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Museum Of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Bloomsbury Way, St Georges Church, WC1A | 2 minutes from Tea and Tattle
Opened in spring 2014, the Museum of Comedy is "particularly strong on the history of British comedy" (Evening Standard). Combining live ... More
 
 
 
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Tea and Tattle
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
 
 
 
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 3 minutes from Tea and Tattle
Huge theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals, the Dominion Theatre, though built in 1928, underwent a �6 million restoration in 2017. Originally used as ... More
 
 
 
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
63 Wells Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from Tea and Tattle
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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Centre Point
London > Attractions > Sights
101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 3 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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James Smith & Sons
London > Shopping > Specialists
53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 1 minute from Tea and Tattle
James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately presented ... More
 
 
 
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L Cornelissen & Son
London > Shopping > Art and Design
105 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Tea and Tattle
Established in 1855, little has changed in this enchanting art supplies shop. Inside, it's charming and old-fashioned. Towering shelves sweep up to the ceiling, lined ... More
 
 
 
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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from Tea and Tattle
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Le Cordon Bleu
London > Education > Adult Education
15 Bloomsbury Square, Marylebone, London WC1A | 3 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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h Club London
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24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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The Princess Louise
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208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 4 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
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1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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Flight Club Bloomsbury
London > Nightlife > Bars
55 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 2 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
London > Nightlife > Bars
224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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London Cocktail Week Pop Up
London > Nightlife > Bars
5-7 Grape Street, WC2H | 2 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Tea and Tattle
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Tea and Tattle
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from Tea and Tattle
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More
 
 
 
 

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Reflections: Contemporary Art Of The Middle East And North Africa
Exhibitions | Until 15th August 2021 

British Museum 2 minutes walk from Tea And Tattle

A display of around 100 works on paper including etchings, photographs and artists' books, which celebrate the breadth of expression ...More

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
Comedy | Until 20th June 2021 

Palace Theatre 6 minutes walk from Tea And Tattle

Deadpan, black humour and one-liners from the British TV favourite, known for his role as host of 8 Out Of ...More

Les Miserables - The Staged Concert
Theatre | Until 5th September 2021 

Sondheim Theatre 9 minutes walk from Tea And Tattle

A limited run of an intimate concert staging of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's revolutionary ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 30th January 2022 

Duchess Theatre 10 minutes walk from Tea And Tattle

Award-winning company Theatre Mischief presents a hilarious play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society staging a murder mystery, which is beset ...More

Constellations
Theatre | Until 12th September 2021 

Vaudeville Theatre 10 minutes walk from Tea And Tattle

Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst helms a revival of Nick Payne's multiverse romance exploring the infinite possibilities of a ...More

Death Drop
Theatre | Until 11th July 2021 

Garrick Theatre 11 minutes walk from Tea And Tattle

Willam and Latrice Royale from RuPaul's Drag Race headline a 1990s-set Dragatha Christie murder mystery set on Tuck Island, where ...More

Six The Musical
Theatre | Until 22nd August 2021 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 11 minutes walk from Tea And Tattle

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' playful musical history lesson about Henry VIII and his six wives, which puts the spotlight ...More

Ellie Taylor: Don't Got This
Comedy | On 18th June 2021 

Bloomsbury Theatre 11 minutes walk from Tea And Tattle

Observations on love, life and what will happen if one person tells Taylor: "You Got This"....More

Conversations With God: Jan Matejko's Copernicus
Exhibitions | Until 22nd August 2021 

National Gallery 12 minutes walk from Tea And Tattle

On loan from Krakow's historic Jagiellonian University, Polish artist Jan Matejko's huge painting Astronomer Copernicus depicts mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus ...More

Amelie The Musical
Theatre | Until 25th September 2021 

Criterion Theatre 12 minutes walk from Tea And Tattle

Michael Fentiman directs Audrey Brisson as the titular dreamer in a musical adaptation of the 2001 Oscar-nominated film blessed with ...More

 
 
 
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