Sevenoaks is a town in west Kent, England. Some 20 miles away is Charing Cross, London. This makes it particularly popular among commuters looking to lay down roots in the countryside. A settlement has existed here since the 13th century. However, it has only recently become a place to stop for an Afternoon Tea in Sevenoaks.
This town is famous for two things. First, it is the site of Knole House, once the childhood home of Vita Sackville-West. Second, it has, over many centuries, hosted at least seven oak trees near The Vine Cricket Ground.
This is the reason behind the name “Sevenoaks”. During the Great Storm of 1987, all but one of these trees were destroyed. Since then, Sevenoaks now has eight oaks!
Today, however, there is a third reason that you should visit. That reason is, of course, a handful of Afternoon Tea Sevenoaks establishments that are simply perfect for a lunchtime stopover. Be sure to tuck into a scone or two with a cuppa fresh from the pot.