Last Updated on 29th October 2018 by Sophie Nadeau
Pretty in pink and covered in flowers, Peggy Porschen Parlour may well be the most adorable café in London. If I’m honest, I have no idea how I’ve lived on and off in London for years and yet never made it to this quaint corner of Belgravia!
Because in truth, it’s easy to get to and oh so worth it. Opened in 2011, the Peggy Porschen Parlour serves a large variety of cakes, cookies, and teas. Not far from Victoria station, the Peggy Porschen café and cake shop is set in the most gorgeous setting in the heart of London’s chicest district. So after seeing more than a few snaps on Instagram of this picture perfect café, I just knew I’d have to visit…
Address | Peggy Porschen Parlour, 116 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QQ
Opening Times: Open Mon-Sun, 10 am ’til 6 pm
The closest tube stations are Sloane Square Tube Station (around a five-minute walk) and Victoria Tube Station (around a seven-minute walk). With its pastel pink façade surrounded by little groups of delicate tables and chairs, it’s hard to miss the café on the corner of Ebury Street and Elizabeth Street. And, on a sunny day, there are few places in London more enjoyable to indulge in an afternoon tea.
After all, the food is just as pretty, if not prettier than the decor itself. Everything is beautifully presented and looks so delicious. House blend teas come served in pastel cups to match the pastel pink façade. And the cake slices look like they’ve come straight out of a glossy magazine shoot.
So sweet are the treats here, that they’re a favourite of many celebrities and stars. Madonna, Kate Moss, and Gwyneth Paltrow have all enjoyed Peggy Porschen creations. So if you’re looking for a lovely place in London to spend a special occasion, then I definitely recommend checking out this cute little café…
When to visit Peggy Porschen Parlour
In more recent years, the cake shop and bakery have become increasingly popular thanks to a surge in visitors from Instagram, all looking for a pretty cake to photograph and a latté which matches their outfit! As such, the place can get particularly busy and you can often find yourself waiting in line for space.
In order to make the most of your visit and photograph the shop without people in front, I suggest heading to the café earlier in the day, perhaps fifteen minutes before opening. This way, you can snap images in front of the pretty backdrop (which changes depending on the season) and be sure to grab one of the best places to sit (i.e. outside, facing the street).
Things to see near Peggy Porschen Parlour
Due to its location in Belgravia, and not far from Victoria train station, there are plenty of attractions near Peggy Porschen, and even more things to see. If you’re looking for a complete list of things to do in London, then I suggest checking out this London bucket list. For those who are searching for more insta-worthy cafés in the British capital, here’s a guide to the cutest cafés in London.
Explore nearby mews streets: You may well not know this, but London is home to plenty of remnants from when the city was driven by horse power. The majority of these clues to the past can be found in the cobbled mews streets; little lanes and passageways which can be found hiding behind larger houses. Although once upon a time, these streets were where the horses lived, today they make up some of the most prime real estate in the city.
Hyde Park: There is no doubt that London is not lacking in green space! In fact, one of the best parks of London can be found in Belgravia. Hyde Park is a Grade I listed park and once inside, you’ll find plenty of trails, lakes, and places to picnic.
Buckingham Palace: The official London residence of British monarchs since the mid-19th-century, Buckingham Palace is a must-see on any trip to the UK capital. For those who wish to sample a taste of how the Queen lives, it’s even possible to book tickets to see the palace’s interior.