Brighton tea shops guide with artist Philippa Stanton

Brighton tea shops guide

brighton tea shops guide

I recently took a tour of Brighton tea shops through the eyes of contemporary artist Philippa Stanton. If you follow Philippa’s gorgeous Instagram persona @5ftinf you will already know that this gal has a great eye for anything creative, but when it comes to her fave tea shop stops in her hometown of Brighton, she really has nailed some of the most divine spots in her top picks.

brighton tea shops

brighton tea shops

brighton tea shops

Although some of her picks are slightly off-piste when it comes to walking them all, the majority are in the main shopping district of the infamous Brighton lanes. For the others see the map details for directions. Our first stop was The Mock Turtle Tea Room – a crockery collectors paradise which covers two floors with Instagram-friendly fodder everywhere you look…which of course is perfect if you’re hanging out with an Instagram legend like Philippa…

brighton tea shops

brighton tea shop

brighton shopping guide

A little further up the lanes pop into The Marwood coffee shop for some ‘kick arse’ coffee or head across the street to The Blackbird Tea Rooms for a proper vintage tea experience.

brighton tea shops

brighton tea shops

brighton tea shops

brighton tea shops

brighton tea shops

Of course, we tarried here a while whilst we ate an enormous slice of chocolate cake and scones and Philippa worked her iPhone magic once more to create something beautiful on Instagram.

brighton tea shops

brighton tea shops

From there we peeked at her window display in lovely Cable & Cotton lighting store which gives you a flavour of her eclectic synaesthetic art.

brighton tea shops

We stopped off at one of Philippa’s favourite clothing stores Collectif chock full of vintage style clothing, where the sales assistants are not averse to breaking out into the odd jive move.

brighton shopping guide

brighton shopping guide

The lanes are always a fun place to visit with plenty of vintage and antique stores to peruse.

brighton shopping guide

brighton shopping guide

brighton shopping guide

We completed our walking tour with a snoop at the afternoon tea at The Brighton Grand Hotel, but were honestly way too full to partake!

brighton shopping guide

For the other spots along our way, we visited the gorgeous Hove Museum tea shop which Philippa frequented when her son was a toddler and has amazing displays of historical crockery from tea cups to tankards to teapots winking at you from gleaming cabinets in the tea room.

brighton tea shops

brighton tea shops

brighton tea shops

brighton tea shops

Followed by a quick lunch stop in the original Bill’s restaurant in Lewes. 

bills restaurant lewes

bills restaurant

bills restaurant

There are some amazing stops in this tea-shop-come-shopping-guide – just make sure you start the day hungry!

With thanks to Philippa Stanton for her time and insider intel, as well as Cicely Creswell for another gorgeous map illustration.

(Visited 42 times, 1 visits today)

Style Tribe Quiz

Try our Style Tribes quiz to help figure out your Style ID

Get started with our free 5-minute style
tribes quiz - sign up to download
Share:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *