Haywards Heath is a West Sussex town some 40 miles outside of London, England. Nearby places of interest include Brighton, Burgess Hill, Horsham, Crawley, East Grinstead and Chichester.

However, you don’t have to venture that far to enjoy an Afternoon Tea in Haywards Heath. Although best known as a commuter town and agricultural hub, this town has much to offer visitors.

Haywards Heath, as a settlement, is a relatively modern development. There is little reference to it until the English Civil War when it played a small role in the conflict.

It was here, in December 1642, that the High Sheriff of Sussex, Sir Edward Ford, advanced Royalist troops towards Lewes. He was intercepted in Haywards Heath by local Parliamentarians, and was eventually defeated in a skirmish.

In 1841, the arrival of the London & Brighton Railway saw this town expand considerably. Since then, there have been several things to do in the local area. This, of course, includes visiting an Afternoon Tea Haywards Heath establishment.