I can leave London now. This has been on the bucket list since forever and when my Mum and Nan decided they were coming down to London for Mother's Day a couple of weeks ago we decided to go for a proper treat and have afternoon tea at The Gallery in Sketch on Conduit Street. Seeing as literally the poshest place I've ever been for food is Wagamama this is pretty insane in comparison (well there isn't any comparison really). You enter into a Wes Anderson film with dusty pink walls, seats, rose gold table lamps and illustrations by David Shringley all over the walls. We had unlimited tea so obviously we went wild (jasmine flowering and rose bud tea for me) and then they bought out the food. AKA the first time I've ever seen a quail egg in my life. I ate the poshest sandwiches ever, macaroons, mini cheesecakes, marshmallows and scones. It was so tasty and I've never felt so sophisticated and British.
In all fairness, it was flippin expensive and we've never spent money like that ever but it was so worth it. Not just for the food but the whole experience of feeling a queen for 2 hours (and the toilets were amazing). If you're in London and looking to do something really special a visit to The Gallery should be top of the list. A traditional afternoon, but so creative, arty and different at the same time.
(also hi nan now you read my blog!!!!!!!!)
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