If you find yourself in the Coach & Horses, one of London’s most famous pubs, forgo a pint and instead ask the barkeep to allow you behind the bar to climb the secret staircase. As you ascend the rickety stairs to Soho’s Secret Tea Room, the sound of jazz being played on a Gramophone begins to fill your ears. Upon entering this delightful little tea room, you are instantly transported to a bygone era of England. Edwardian in style and 1940s in ambiance, the Secret Tea Room offers a retro version of the English High Tea. To the soundtrack of a Benny Goodman concert, charming waiters and waitresses serve traditional egg & cress sammies, scones with huge dollops of fresh clotted cream, and an assortment of fairy cakes on vintage, mismatched crockery. Sixteen varieties of tea are on offer at this little speakeasy of a tea room in the heart of Soho, but word on the street is that the hot chocolate is superb as well.