SKETCH! This place is a piece of art! I have been dreaming of having afternoon tea here for years. As soon as we booked our trip, I immediately made reservations.
We had afternoon tea in the Gallery Room. Pink velvet chairs, hand-drawn illustrations covered the walls, zig-zag marble tile…everything was so pretty and so eclectic.
The tea sandwiches were unusually delicious and you could eat as much as your heart (or tummy) desired. I felt like I was Alice in Wonderland…
Even the ladies’ room was photo-worthy. Each stall was an individual egg-shaped pod and the ceiling looked like a rainbow-colored checkerboard.
Going to SKETCH was a highlight of our time in London and I highly recommend it. Be sure to make reservations far in advance as rumor has it, they book up pretty quickly.
After we filled our bellies with tea treats, we wondered around SOHO taking in the charm which was a delightful mix of antiquity and modernity.
Bob Bob Ricard is just around the corner from Sketch. We sat at the bar and had a glass of Champagne. The interior was gorgeous. Blue leather everything, gold trim and molding, and the staff wore pink bow ties. The food looked delicious as well.
We discovered the most delicious fish + chips at Golden Union. The fish was so light and tender and the chips were perfectly crisp.
While in SOHO, Liberty is definitely worth a stop. It’s one of the most beautiful department stores I’ve ever laid eyes on.
Every detail has been tended to…from the floral upholstered vanity chairs in the beauty department to the colorful tile in the entryway…there’s even a flower shop on the first floor!
After exploring SOHO for most of the day, we headed to colorful Chelsea. This was another neighborhood we just loved. The architecture was so regal and there were alleyways and side streets filled with pastel-colored buildings.
Filled with boutiques and lively restaurants, exploring Chelsea was the perfect way to spend our last evening in London. We dined at Goat, feasting on their delicious pizza and sipping on glasses of Nero d’Avola…
Have you been to London? What are some of your favorite spots?
See Part One of our London adventure here!
Photography by Nicholas Winslow + Cassie Winslow