The Orangery: Fan Museum Greenwich

I had always heard of the Orangery at the fan museum so was delighted when an afternoon out in Greenwich turned into a whiz around the museum and even more time spent having afternoon tea.

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A  bargain £8.00 will get you a serious sugar rush with tea/coffee, victoria sponge, cream tea and a choice of lemon drizzle or salted caramel brownie – slices are generous so go with a buddy and try it all. You do need to visit the museum (£4) to get access to the tea room, I’m museum keen so this was a perk for me, but for those baffled as to how a fan museum even exists can be assured it is short and sweet.

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The Orangery itself is gorgeous. Walls painted to resemble an Italian vineyard, tiled floors and chandeliers make this little room unique and pleasant. I could sit there all day alone sipping tea and reading a book. You can also get afternoon tea with sandwiches (£15) in sittings on certain days and arrange private hire (without entry to the museum). I think an event here would be AMAZING so definitely parking that idea for a future excuse!

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