Where To Visit For The Best Afternoon Tea In Essex, UK – Recommended By Locals!

A typical British thing to do is to go out for Afternoon Tea! I’ve been a fan of the smaller ‘Cream Tea’ version for as long as I can remember, thanks to my caravan holidays in Devon and Cornwall where they are extremely popular (St Agnes, Cornwall I’m looking at you with your GIANT scones)!  As an Essex girl (not in the TOWIE sense) born and raised, with a Facebook friend list with lots of fellow Essex locals, I called on them for their favourite places to go for Afternoon Tea in Essex!

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A Local’s Guide To Braintree Essex

Braintree Essex, a place that has a special place in my heart.  I was born in Braintree…although the hospital has since been flattened and replaced by houses…and lived there for over 26 years.  I’ve seen it change over the years, I watched Braintree Freeport being built from the window of my maths lessons.  It took me moving away to realise what I had under my nose all along, I appreciate it and see it in a totally different light now.  I’m going to share with you some of my favourite places in town, a little about the history of Braintree and some hidden surprises!

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My Local British Bucket List

Before I emigrate, me and my Mum came up with a bucket list of all the things we wanted to do together before I left.  There was a mixture of things we’d done before, enjoy doing and just wanted to do again and some things that were completely new to us.  We worked out roughly a 1 hour radius from our home so we could do some things in an afternoon, an Essex bucket list with a small side of London!

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