The perfect date: Sketch London afternoon tea


Sketch London has the perfect ambience for a cosy lunch date: the mood gives off a romantic Parisian vibe with the low lighting and pink velvet booths.

Firstly, you need to choose your date. I chose this guy - lucky chap...

... you then you have to pick the afternoon tea you are after, we naturally went for the champagne. You also get a selection of every tea under the sun to choose from.

Whilst waiting for the sommelier to serve the champagne you get time to admire some of the many sketches on the walls and, if you're me, the flooring.

Next they will bring out your tea - you don't have to touch the teapot once if you don't want to, as they come around and top up your tea cup for you if you're running low.

Then they bring out the main attraction - 3 tiers of sandwiches and desserts.

To start we had tomato chutney on pumpernickel bread, salmon and cream cheese, egg mayonnaise, coronation chicken and my personal favourite: mini fried cheese sandwiches wrapped in paper...

...Followed by an array of mini desserts, topped with a mini marshmallow resembling an ever-lasting gobstopper. 

Then onto scones with cream and jam...

And when you think you can't eat anymore, they bring out the Battenberg. But don't worry, as you can take away anything you don't eat in a little pink Sketch doggy bag for later.

If you fancy taking the crockery home with you also, you can purchase them as you leave or on their website here.

Before we left I obviously had to do the obligatory bathroom selfie Sketch is famous for (loosely).

I must admit that I do judge a place by its loos, and Sketch doesn't disappoint on aesthetic. Although once inside the pods, they do feel a bit like glorified portaloo.

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