Afternoon tea at Sketch was at the top of my *Can't Wait* list for London. I'll go anywhere to see a fabulous interior, and I had read that Sketch was said to have the best one in the whole of London!
Without even planning it out, we booked the first seating at 12:30, which was fortuitous because I got to snap loads of photos of the kids in awe, with a near empty dining room in the background. And as luck would have it, the decor was only half of the experience...
...the food was equal parts to-die-for!
We stuffed ourselves with tiny sandwiches and bite sized desserts, each one conjuring up an "OMG!!", "You HAVE to try this one!", and "Wait, wait. No this is DEFINITELY my new favorite!" We ate until we couldn't eat anymore and then they came around to ask us if we were ready for our scone course. ???
We opted for the bathroom instead. ;-)
Tiny Tim was enjoying a sugar high all afternoon and couldn't focus on much at the museum, but Beanie is always a fan of the audio tour.
After our tour was complete, we walked to Covent Garden for dinner and a show, and I got to drop into the Orla Kiely store!!!
The 11yo picked Jamie Oliver's Union Jacks restaurant in the market for dinner. We were early enough to snag a table in perfect view of performing artists which was fun for all of us. We had a lot of time to relax before the evening's show so the kids colored and journaled while I caught up with Hubs over text back home.
The kid has a good sense of humor. :-)
Matilda, Matilda - what can I say. Likely the best stage performance I've ever seen. By the end of the performance I was on my third cry and not for any other reason than it was just so damn impressive and well done. Kids and good music are always an emotional combination for me, and Matilda had the very best of both.