Last week my friend treated me to an afternoon tea at Sketch for my 20th birthday (yes, I’m officially no longer a teenager *sob*). As you may be able tell from my blog, I love any excuse to post pictures of cute looking food, and especially cakes, so I thought I’d share some of the pictures I took.
We took our afternoon tea in The Glade room at Sketch. The room is supposed to be like an “enchanted fairy-tale forest”, with wooden furniture and green painted leafy walls. But to me it was like being in a luxury bohemian living room somewhere in Asia with low comfortable chairs that made it quite difficult to sit up and drink tea.
But enough with the decor of The Glade, the best part of an afternoon tea is of course the food!
The cakestand of cakes and finger sandwiches was served separately to the scones, instead of your standard cakestand, this one was constructed out of butterfly mugs.
And now for some mouth-watering close ups…
Of course Sketch is a really cool place just to wonder around (if you have an excuse to be in there) which is why me and my friend spent almost 30 minutes taking photos and posing in the intergalactic toilets.
The toilets are capsules in which you shut your self in and a voice of a man talks to you and plays you the sound of birdsong. And the ceiling is in coloured tile. It’s absolutely wonderful.
Also interestingly they make the cleaners wear French maid uniforms. I feel very sorry for the one who was having to clean the very white and pristine toilets.
Sketch was definitely the best afternoon tea I’ve ever had. I’m already missing the scones.
Sketch, 9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG, http://sketch.uk.com/, nearest tube: Oxford Circus.