WHEN IN LONDON: Afternoon tea at Sketch and Carnaby Street

Location: Mayfair, England

The doorman warmly welcomed us in and showed me a few photography tricks along the way.  I remembered him telling me to shoot through the pink glass. 

And so I tried it.  P E R F E C T!

Delightfully in pink, Sketch was thoughtfully curated with humor in mind. Quirky, playful art by David Shrigley balanced the formal venue. 


After viewing some eye candy from the striking backdrop, we took our seats and began our afternoon tea,  which meant champagne for me ( wink, wink).

A tiered tray of tea sized sandwiches and  pastries soon arrived and my daughter and I happily feasted on them and ate to our hearts desire. I especially loved the quail egg and caviar and the scones with clotted cream!  Sketch truly worked its magic creating a menu that was such a delight!

We were told that the loo was not to be missed and you can see why. Playful and somewhat eerie egg structures in the loo were just so out of this world. It reminded me of the movie Cocoon (anyone remember that movie)? 

After an indulgent tea, we decided to walk to nearby Carnaby Street, a famous pedestrian friendly shopping street in  London's West End. I don't know how I could have missed this colorful street the first time I visited London. Filled with quirky boutiques, restaurants and pubs.

A quick stop at Liberty to admire the beautiful display of flowers.

There are other notable places for afternoon tea like Claridge's and the Ritz. So, the next time you are in England, make sure you don't miss out on this experience.

Thank you for reading.