After a morning of wedding dress shopping in London, Averell and I hopped to it, and headed for full-blown Sketch afternoon tea.

One step inside of Sketch, with its perfectly plump, millennial pink tulip seats, a rose gold plated bar, pretty-in-pink velvet banquets, and brass table lights, you’ll no doubt feel as if you’ve been plucked off of Oxford Street and thrown down a rabbit hole.

Before ordering, we took time to check out the 300 plus David Shrigley sketches adorning pink walls. We couldn’t help but chuckle at Shrigley’s dark wit.

We then chose one of the 30 teas, champagne and the full English tea service.

Our hostess advised us to take our time sampling the delightful array of  sweets and sandwiches set in front of us.

Did we listen to her, NO!

Before long we couldn’t eat ANOTHER BITE!

So we just sat back in our chairs and let the boozy tea wash over us.

We felt relaxed in all of this new British splendor as buses and black taxis sped past us outside.

If you go to Sketch, which I hope you will, be sure to check out their ladies room, complete with space age pods. Here have a look.


We skipped out of Sketch into the rain. Oh well, fantasies are not meant to last forever.



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  • Jan
    October 5, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    What a wonderful place for tea! Almost custom designed for you and Averell in a family-favorite shade of pink. I enjoyed the wit of the Shrigley sketches behind you in your photographs – and also the china service with the whimsical “inscriptions”. Sketch afternoon tea, seems the perfect way to end a morning of shopping in London!
    I left a comment for you about your visit to the Wallace Collection, and add my thanks for the additional suggestion of Sketch for tea.

  • martha
    October 5, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    jennifer —
    best wishes to the bride!!!
    this is a voluptuous venue from the standpoint
    of consumables & visuals —


  • Jennifer
    October 6, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks Martha! Hope you and Jim are well. Any plans to come to the west coast?

  • Jennifer
    October 6, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Hi Jan:
    Great to hear from you! It is my favorite shade of pink.

  • Sandra Sallin
    October 9, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Oh, my goodness. Am I out of it? I have never heard of this place for tea. I adore tea. You’re right it looks like you’ve fallen down Alices rabbit hole. It’s another universe. I would eat a bite of every single thing. What a magical way to end a day of wedding dress shopping. La Contessa suggested I start reading your website. Great suggestion.

    October 11, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Those eggs are potties?
    I have seen photos of this place around the INTERNET…….LOOKS DIVINE!
    Hope you ate one for ME!
    PS.I know of a little piggy that needs a new HOME…….He is as cute as a button and his name is HAM!
    Interested?Mostly PINK and WHITE!
    Call me if you want more info!