My job gives me the privilege of being out and about every day in London.

Whether leading a walk, visiting a museum or gallery, or just enjoying the city's bustle or its quiet spaces, there's always something new to see, something interesting going on.

In my blog, I seek to reflect the ever-changing patterns of life in the greatest City on Earth!

Tea, Coffee and the English Social Revolution

Tea, Coffee and the English Social Revolution

Family at tea in 18th century England The introduction of these new drinks ushered in a cultural revolution. If you could afford the tea, you could afford the luxurious silver tea services, and have your family painted partaking of this most fashionable of drinks. The tea party was presided over by the lady of the house and was the perfect status symbol in an age of elegance.


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