A gloomy day in June is a day for a comforting hot cup of tea. My preference is a classic English Breakfast with loads of sugar and a splash of almond milk. Almond milk because I am lactose intolerant.
This post is about my experience at Sketch, located in London, a magical place for fantastic food, amazing ambience, and fun art! I figured, what’s a better day to write about the best tea service experience than on a day where a cup of tea is much needed for June gloom? Plus, Sketch is too pretty to not write about.
I don’t remember exactly how I came across photos of Sketch, but most likely Instagram. The tea room is a dreamy pink Wes Anderson-ish Paradise that is also a David Shrigley art gallery. The booths and seats are pink, plush, and felt like all sorts of luxurious. I felt like I got what I paid for with the ambience and service.
When I arrived, I was one of the few who were dining at that time. My appointment was for around 12:00pm for a two hour tea service. I had two hours to indulge in artisan tea, scrumptious desserts, and mouth-watering finger sandwiches that were almost too cute to eat. I was in food heaven.
Another thing that Sketch is known for is the design of the restroom. Sketch’s restroom is said to be the most photographed restroom in the world and I can see why! Steps from the pink tea room, this bright, futuristic themed restroom is out of this world. I felt like I was in a science fiction movie! The toilets are in individual pods and and the place itself is art.
I splurged about $100+ for this experience but it was totally worth it. I would definitely go back to Sketch with some girlfriends next time I am in London. If and when you do visit, make sure you reserve your spot, go with an empty stomach, and get lost in this wonderful world created by Sketch.
Oh, and don’t forget to grab a cocktail before you head out at their bar, located in the other room 🙂