Now I'd never had High Tea or been to the QVB so I loved this idea! The decision was made for the two of us to have tea and for Mr. UR to find a place for a pint - he had no interest in having tea.
Though it was walkable, we took a taxi (see thunderstorms above) and had a walkabout around the QVB first. The Queen Victoria Building was designed by the famed architect George McRae and was intended to be a marketplace. It was built between 1893 -1898 and is in the Victorian Arcade style with 3 stories. It fell into disrepair and was later restored and is on the NSW State Historic Register. It houses shops and restaurants and is connected to the Railway Station on the lowest, underground level. In short, it is quite something to see.
We were there at Christmas time and the incredibly large Christmas tree in the middle was a quite popular sight. There was even a photo shoot going on in front of it.
Another popular sight is the Royal Clock which displays scenes of British royalty with mini trumpeters playing on the hour.
We didn't do much shopping - though it did have a shop dedicated entirely to miniature military figures which I have never seen before - but we did enjoy our tea. We purchased it for two and were each given our pick of tea and then some finger sandwiches, scones with jam, macaroons, mini cheesecakes and a few cakes. It was delicious, though pricey, and served as a very late lunch for us, also. And, of course, Mr. UR found his beer. All were happy!
How about you? Have you been to the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney?