Thru the Lookin’ Glass is both a tea room and a soft furnishing shop in the village of Lower Wheelton (which is between Chorley and Blackburn). The decor is very “French” and they have a small gift shop upstairs.
They do delicious cakes – which are more like puddings – and they also have a good range of gluten- and lactose-free cakes. Also they’ve just extended their opening hours on Tuesday to Saturday, so they open at 10 and stay open till 5.30. (Which is good, because so many tea rooms close about 4 o’clock – just when you fancy tea and cake.) They are also open on Sundays from 11.00 to 4.30.