Hurrah, the Great British Bake Off returns to our screens once again! And we’ve got the perfect place to celebrate in London. Bea’s is small and cute, perfect for a slice of carrot cake and a natter. Following a shopping splurge at One New Change in St Paul’s – an architecturally stunning outdoor shopping parade which made the usually hellish task of sales shopping a genuine pleasure – we popped into Bea’s of Bloomsbury for a spot of tea.

Bea's of Bloomsbury

This quaint café with it’s boutique feel, little pedestrianised promenade and mezzanine looking out onto glorious views of St Paul’s Cathedral, made me feel like a tourist in my own city. In a good way. Bea’s feels fresh and modern, whilst also being warm and comforting. It’s worth a trip for the nutty brownie and Baileys marshmallow alone.

Bea's of Bloomsbury

If you’ve got time, come for a spot of afternoon tea: their St. Paul’s location has been designed especially for the afternoon tea goer, while the Bloomsbury location is our original location where it all begin with an open-air pastry kitchen and casual cafe setting. Expect scones, mini meringues, Jing tea and their famous white chocolate blondies.


Afternoon tea for two costs £19 per person (a bargain in London, we must say). For more information, see here.

Bea’s of Bloomsbury is at 83 Watling St, London EC4M 9BX