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A little slice of London in the Lou

The London Tea Room serves up afternoon tea, quiches and pastries for an authentic London experience.
Credit: Brandie Piper

ST. LOUIS — If you miss the London vibe, or even if you’ve never been across the pond, there’s a little slice of London right in our own back yard.

The London Tea Room may sound like a destination for proper English ladies, but walk through the doors and you’ll find the tables filled with women and men from all walks of life.

Even many of the baristas are men.

There are 80 loose teas to choose from, along with a selection of amazing quiches and pastries. Plan ahead, and you can make a reservation for afternoon tea.

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If you love blue and white china, you’ll spend more than a few minutes enjoying the Laura Ashley tea sets on display and for sale in the shop.

Brandie Piper and Kay Quinn recently recorded a couple of episodes of their podcast 'Royal Dish' from the London Tea Room. Owners Pat Richardson and Jackie James sat down for a chat and a spot of tea and shared their passion for St. Louis. They also talked about how they ended up running a little London shop so far from home.

But this is more than a place to rest and refuel. The London Tea Room is one of those places that makes you feel like you’re not in St. Louis, even for just a few moments.

Some come for the tea, others for the London charm. All leave knowing they’ve enjoyed a little bit of British culture without leaving the Lou.

The London Tea Room is located at 3128 Morganford Road in the Tower Grove South neighborhood of St. Louis.

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About Royal Dish

Do you find yourself keeping up with all things Windsor, Wales, Cambridge and Sussex? We may live across the pond, but if you’re like us, our fascination with everything and anything royal translates right here in the USA.

Now, we’re taking it to another level in our new podcast, Royal Dish. Hosted by 5 On Your Side’s Kay Quinn and Brandie Piper, it’s an American look at the British monarchy.

Kay and Brandie have their day jobs, but each week they’ll be discussing the most talked-about stories from Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and beyond. Occasionally, they’ll take the show on the road to a little slice of London in their own hometown of St. Louis.

So, sit back, pour a spot of tea and dive in to the Royal Dish.

You can listen to the latest episodes in the player below or by clicking here.

The Royal Dish podcast is available for free on all podcast apps and services.

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Take a listen and let us know what you think! Send us your thoughts, comments and topic suggestions to podcasts@ksdk.com.

And make sure to follow Royal Dish on Twitter, @RoyalDishPod! Keep up with the latest scoop and chat with us about all things royal.

Credit: Kay Quinn
Brandie Piper (left) and Kay Quinn (right) at the London Tea Room in St. Louis.

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