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Vintage Tea Party on the Piazza at Covent Garden

Vintage Tea Party in Covent Garden

Floral frocks, feathers and fun were out in force for last night’s vintage-themed tea party, held in Covent Garden on the Piazza. A warm summer evening was the ideal backdrop for this event.

Visitors to the picket-fenced enclosure sat at delicate doily-covered tables for tea (or prosecco cocktails, served fetchingly in vintage teacups) and cake. The whole setup evoked the charm of a bygone era with retro-styled waitresses, old-fashioned crockery, traditional Victoria Sponge and a selection of delicious cupcakes, provided by Vintage Patisserie.

There was even a gypsy fortune teller who inspected my prosecco dregs and predicted I’d have a series of small windfalls in the coming months. As the the sun sank to the strains of 1920s music, I pondered my rosy future while other party-goers stood up for a brief tea dance.

This was Covent Garden’s first vintage “Tea Party on the Piazza” but I certainly hope it won’t be the last. Tea, cake, prosecco and dress-ups? How very civilised.

What’s your favourite spot in London to step back in time?