Leura is an enchanting village located in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia just outside Sydney. With its Edwardian storefronts and 19th century cottages, Leura sits framed upon a background of stunning natural wonders: sandstone escarpment, dense eucalyptus forests and rugged terrain. Leura is now as popular for visitors to the Blue Mountains as Katoomba itself. The area boasts many gardens which are privately owned yet open at selected times of the year to the public. Leura Garden Festival and Leura Village Fair are popular events held in October each year. We stopped in Leura on the tour for about half an hour for a bathroom break and a snack. We decided on the charming Wayzgoose café, a little pastry shop apparently famous for their “flowerpot scone”. They have the usual assortment of herbal teas but also really good hot chocolate.
We decided to stay in London at Montegue on the Gardens, partly because it is close to the British Museum and also because they have a highly recommended high tea. We had a lovely stay, the hotel strikes a nice balance between being very British in it's furnishings and very friendly with regards to service and staff. Aside from that, it is located on a beautiful street in Bloomsbury, a block away from the British Museum and close to Covent Garden, the Theatre District and Oxford Street. In addition the private gardens in the back are really beautiful.
We decided to have tea at the Georges V since we had heard it was great and we wanted to see the latest flower show of Jeff Leatham. The Four Seasons has a high tea in Las Vegas but this room was much more elegant. The tea is held in La Gallerie, next to the lavish flower show in the marble courtyard.