Royal Teas

Saturday 8th July, Grand Union Canal, Paddington basin,

Sessions every hour from 10am, 11am, 12am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.


The themed tea room infamously renowned around the globe after its opening in Diamond Jubilee year, 2012, is coming to London for one day only.

Monarchist, Anita Atkinson, who founded the tea room in a small village near her home in County Durham, will entertain with music, Royal recordings and a humorous talk about the Monarchy – everything you wish you knew but don’t – including her meetings with senior members of the Royal Family.

You will enjoy home-made cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam, finger sandwiches and all the tea (or coffee) you can drink.

Anita, who features in the Guinness Book of Records with her huge collection of Royal memorabilia covering six reigns, is an expert on the history of the modern-day Monarchy, from Queen Victoria to the present day. She has been giving hilarious talks and after-dinner speeches for over 30 years.

£20 per person and available to book by telephoning Anita on 07798748828 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Children's Tea Party at the Origami Poetry Cafe with the Poet Rachel Sambrooks

(half term activity)

Thursday 1st June and Friday 2nd June
11am-1pm and 2pm- 4pm (maximum 12 children per session)
Location Victoria Park, Regent's canal, Approach Road E2 9JQ

Origami Poetry Cafe invites on board the whole family for this colourful Children's Tea party experience. Hop aboard The Floating Showroom to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the Regent's canal and learn how to fold some adorable origami models. Our Poet on board will be writting poems while you wait.

£15 per child includes a personalised poem, origami workshop, and snacks such as savory buns, cakes and cupcakes with a pot of tea. And a Goody Bag!
Using a scented and colourful paper we will be folding lions, elephants, giraffes and monkeys and fit them all on a giant origami boat!
Recommened age 5+

You can purchase tickets here

Rachel Sambrooks is a writer for adults and children, with credits on BBC Radio and a published collection of children’s poems, and she is also a performer of comedy and spoken word.
Walk-ins welcome if we still have the capacity but pre-bookings are highly recommended.

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Origami Poetry Cafe


 Origami Poetry Cafe

An Afternoon Tea with the Poet in the Origami Garden. Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show     

For pre-booking please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or txt Elizabeth 07809613379

 A warm welcome awaits you the moment you step aboard The Floating Showroom from our crew the Baker, the Poet and Origami Flower girl. You are invited on a quirky experience to enrich your tea drinking enjoyment.

An intimate setting aboard the sliding roofed boat lets you immerse your senses in this idyllic Origami Garden. Under the open skies you will surround yourself with blooming scented flowers, singing birds, colourful butterflies, nesting swans and passing boats with unspoiled views of the Regents Canal.

The professional poet will ask questions that will be transformed into a personalised poem, allowing the tea drinker to have their story folded into a form that they will treasure forever. It will be presented on a hand written, unique piece of your favorite origami flower. Our origami artist will show you how to fold the flower that you will take home.

Your tea will be served from our weird and wonderful collectible teapots. We have a teapot for every enthusiast such as animal lovers, cottage explorers and British garden admirers. All teapots are available to purchase.
There will be endless cups of tea drinking and delicious home baked cakes and scones served to you on a long table  to enjoy this classic British delight. Gluten free cakes are also available.

The winner of the quirkiest pop up event on Mother's Day 2015 and 2016 by Time Out blog Now.Here.This