The Crooked House

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11th Mar, 2013

I just spent a wonderful weekend back in my hometown of London, England, where I enjoyed finding my way again through little mews streets and admiring the quaint houses painted in pastels. This unusual house in Windsor, just outside of London is a tea room, appropriately known as the “Crooked House”. Built in 1592, the house leans at an angle, which happened after it was rebuilt with green wood in 1718– as the wood dried the house bent. There’s a secret passage in the basement leading to Windsor Castle that’s now closed off, but was supposedly once used for illicit trysts between King Charles II and his long-time mistress Nell Gwyn (or, less romantically for delivering produce to the castle kitchens).

Just make sure you hold on to your coffee cup.

via Travel Food & Wine

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