When your American-made teapots shatter to bits and your local scones crumble like aged biscotti, it’s time to put your faith in the British. Today’s Groupon gets you relaxing afternoon tea at Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe for $9, plus 10% off bakery and gift-shop items (from the British and Emerald Isles) on the day of your visit. Your mind will clear like it does when you take a Saturday stroll to South Kensington Station and your pantry will overfloweth with overseas goods.
Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe offers a wide assortment of fine, imported products and a top-notch afternoon tea. Welcome the friendly company of finger sandwiches, a freshly baked sausage roll with Branston pickle, a moist cake medley, a scone straight from the shoppe (with double Devon cream and jam), biscuits, and a steaming pot of tea from the comforts of an attractive patio. The beauty of small, savory, and sweet portions accompanied by polite sips of your choice of authentic British black teas, green teas, and many others teas make any afternoon an elevated occasion.
After your appetite has been sated, your belly warmed, and your fingers licked clean, hop over to the gift shop where anything international, from newspapers to clothing, kettles, pickled beetroot, curry, chemist/pharmacy items, and much more, can skirt into your basket for 10% off. A truly international experience is closer than the nearest Pacific island, which is closer than the nearest living statue museum.
The 10% discount is only valid on the day of your afternoon tea. Hours for afternoon tea are from noon until the final sitting at 4 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday. This Groupon is not valid on Mother’s Day weekend.
Yelpers give Shakespeare's Corner Shoppe & Afternoon Tea four stars:
- If you are looking for a great gift idea that's truly different this is the place. I found the staff to be pleasant & informative & would certainly pay them another visit. – Paul T.
- The Corner Shoppe offers one of the most extensive selections of British food and merchandise I've seen in the States. – Philly B.
- They have everything you want and/or need if your Welsh parents decide to move away and you suddenly realize you miss all the random stuff in their fridge that your friends always thought was weird. – Rhiannon G.
Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe and British Village Shoppe
Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe and British Village Shoppe imports products from across the pond from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. An extensive in-store inventory spans everything from scones, baked pies, pastries, and sausage rolls, and animal collars patterned with the British flag. Should an item of desire elude shoppers or Sherlock Holmes, store associates occasionally place special orders.