Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Enjoy a Spot of Weekend Tea at London Heritage Farm in Richmond, BC


The 1880's farmhouse at the London Heritage Farm. Sue Frause photo.
Tea time doesn't need to be over the top or expensive, that's why I so enjoyed afternoon tea at the London Heritage Farm when I spent a few days in Richmond, BC several years ago. Located on 4.5 acres overlooking the south arm of the Fraser River, it's a lovely spot with heritage and herb gardens, a restored barn and even a small hand tool museum. There is also an expansive lawn and picnic tables for when the weather warms up. 

The table is set with china and flowers. Photo by Sue Frause.
A full tea is served in the Heritage Tea Room of the 1880s farmhouse and includes their own blend of London Lady Tea; a large, homemade scone with London Farm jam/jelly and butter; plus three homemade goodies. No fancy sandwiches, but the tea room tables are set with lovely tablecloths and served with bone china tea pots, cups, saucers and dessert plates. The price is a reasonable $8.50 per person (you'll pay $48.50 for The Fairmont Empress Afternoon Tea in Victoria). 

Colorful tulips blooming in May. Photo by Sue Frause.
Before or after tea, tour the six rooms in the restored house, complete with furniture, pictures, clothing, quilts and other everyday items that reflect life in Richmond from 1880-1930. London Heritage Farm hours are Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 (February-June) and Wednesday-Sunday from 12-5. To see more photos of Richmond and the nearby fishing village of Steveston, click on my Seattle Travel Examiner slideshow.