I have to admit, I love a pop up.
It seems like right now, pop ups are London’s latest and greatest. And I know that I thrive on the exclusivity, the one of a kind, the blink and you’ll miss it opportunities.
So it goes without saying really, that I was incredibly impressed by the brand new Wedgwood installation to John Lewis’ Peter Jones store in Sloane Square.
Celebrating the Chelsea Flower Show, John Lewis and Wedgwood have launched their Wedgwood Tea Conservatory in Peter Jones. From now until June 16th, the pop up be open to customers. And trust me, they will host afternoon tea using the finest tea sets you’ll ever see. Just so you know, I have a slight crush on the new Wedgwood collections. Maybe it wasn’t that obvious…
Fitting the theme to a tea (I mean, how could I not?!), Wedgwood have also launched their brand new teaware designs. The Wonderlust collection has been inspired by 19th century travels, including tropical plants and exotic influences from around the world. Each set fits within the overall theme, while having it’s own quirks and personality.
Most of all, expect vibrant colours and intricate detailing to each set of china.
Each tea has been curated by Wedgwood’s very own tea curator (what a role you guys!), Bernadine Tay, who was there on launch night to take guests through the tasting experience. Sadly, we didn’t end up tasting the teas on the night because it was quite crowded.
But, we did smell them. Which may sound strange, but honestly they smell incredible. One of the teas 100% smells like a Porn Star Martini. All the passionfruit deliciousness. I’d highly recommend popping down to explore the tea collection.
Walking in from the bustling streets of Sloane Square, situated on the ground floor at Peter Jones is where you’ll find the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory.
You can’t miss it. It’s exquisite.
We had such a fun night exploring the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory. While we didn’t try the afternoon tea, we did enjoy sampling bits from the menu and ogling the incredibly beautiful glassware.
Wedgwood is such an iconic brand to me as well. Our wedding registry was chock-a-block with it. I have a set of wine glasses that I’m absolutely in love with. Sadly, these are in storage back in the states because we still haven’t shipped over our wedding gifts to London. But I have to say, these champagne glasses are too pretty not to lust after.
How to book
The afternoon tea is available for £35 and includes savoury sandwiches and sweet treats alongside the newly curated Wedgwood Teas. And there’s something for everyone. If you’d like to experience the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory without ordering the afternoon tea, you can. In addition to Afternoon Tea, there is Cream Tea is on the menu for a reasonable £12 and there’s a breakfast menu served from 9:30-11am.
If anything, I’d recommend booking in for the experience. It’s simply stunning. And only available for a limited time.
PS. You can book into the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory online here.
PPS. I was invited as a guest to experience the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory, all opinions and swooning of the tea sets are all mine.