All articles written by: MissWidjaja

HELLO LONDON | STREET ART PENGE WEST

Hello Lovely People, Welcome to a new blog post. A recent finding for some inspiring street art by a friend is in Penge West. I have never been to this place before, to be honest, there is not much to do here, except to go for a long walk and discover some stunning street art in the surrounding neighbourhood and streets.

Most of the street art you will find in Maple Road, next to High Street. I would recommend going early morning or afternoon, so you can see the art as it gets dark pretty soon this time of the year.

The art below is all the street art we could find. There are some excellent pieces between them. See if you can spot them all when you are in Penge West. For more information regarding street art, check out London calling Blog as well.

#streetart #pengewest #londonart #longwalks #inspiration

 

HELLO LONDON | MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL

Hello Lovely People, Welcome back to a new blog post. It is time for some cultural recommendations in and around London while everything is opening up.

A recent recommendation is the Michelangelo exhibition regarding the frescos in the Sistine Chapel. If you are a fan like me, you will love it.

All the frescos are beautifully displayed and projected onto walls and the ceiling in two halls.

You will get the chance to see The Last Judgement and all its details. Another famous fresco not to forget is The Creation of Adam. I booked an audio tour to get all the juicy details about each fresco, which is only three pounds or less if you use the app on your phone.

The Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel exhibition in Tottenham Hale is until the 2nd of January 2022. Find the frescos at the Cannon factory.

 

It will be a great way to see all the frescos in the Sistine Chapel from up close and personal. Go and see it while it lasts, definitely worth a visit.

#sistinelondon #sistineuk #cannonfactory #michelangelosistinechapel #exhibition #london

HELLO LONDON | SKETCH AFTERNOON TEA

Hello Lovely People, Welcome back to a new blog post. This time I will bring you to the enchanted world of Sketch! Finally, I have been to this famous Afternoon Tea with the cocoon restroom. Let me tell you Sketch is worth the hype! This gastro-brasserie will take you to a place you have never seen or never experienced before. Sketch has three Michelin stars for the Lecture Room & Library with the Head Chef Pierre Gagnaire. The Executive Head Chef for the Gallery – Afternoon Tea is Frederic Don and Excetive Pastry Chef Christophe Gasper.

Sketch Afternoon Tea

We had to book the Afternoon Tea one month in advance. If you are planning to go, please keep this in mind. The Afternoon Tea is in the Gallery, a magical pink room with a beautiful interior. The staff look incredible, excellent customer service. There is live classical music that makes you feel like you are having tea with the Bridgerton. 

 

Our afternoon tea started from 11:30 am till 2:00 pm. We were one of the first in the room. From the moment we entered, my jaw dropped to the floor. Each room is different from another and all mesmerising. Take a sneak peek when you pass by. The Gallery is at the end of the hall on the right-hand side. As soon as we sat at our table, we were welcomed and ask if we would like some champagne with the afternoon tea. Of course, I could not resist going for the complete experience. I got myself a delighted glass of champagne. The best champagne I ever had! 

The Caviar Man

First, as a starter, you will get an Egg Gougere. The Caviar man will bring the starter, serve you a spoon full of caviar to taste and add the rest to the starter. At this point, I was in heaven both the caviar and champagne were from another planet. I never had something so fine and delicate. 

Afternoon Delicacies

The afternoon delicacies are sandwiches and sweets. I was in love with the Coronation Chicken and Truffle Brioche Bun. A vegan option is available as well. The sandwiches are unlimited to order, so if you fancy some more, ask the waitress.

 

For tea, you can order much different tea from the menu. The one I loved was the Rosebuds tea. The subtle hit of rose in the tetsubin is very dreamy.  At last, you will get a heavenly fresh scone. There is some butter and jam to put on the scone, a dream team. 

A tip is to go to the restroom at some point to take some pictures. You will find here the famous cocoon-shaped toilets. If you have some sweets left, they will kindly pack them in a cute box to bring home. 

 

This Afternoon Tea experience is a ten out of ten for me. I will go back at some point to experience it all over again. In total, this Afternoon Tea costs me around 90GBP and is worth every penny. 

#Sketch #Sketchafternoontea #SketchLondon #SketchtheGallery 

 

HELLO LONDON | MORNING YOGA @ SKYGARDEN

Hello Lovely People, Welcome back to a new “short” Hello London blog post. I hope you are having a great bank holiday this Monday in the UK. Today’s blog post will be an experience you must do once in a lifetime while in London. This experience is two for one, Morning Yoga @Skygarden.

Recently I went to this morning yoga. It is every Sunday at 8:30 am in Skygarden. A ticket will be around 20 pounds, but it is worth it. Click here to find any availability. The class will finish at 10 am. After that, you will feel so much better. The ticket includes a walk around Skygarden to enjoy the view.

A tip is to book a table at Darwin Brasserie for breakfast. They do great toast and English breakfast. Click here to book a table.

The yoga class is for all, beginner to advanced. It is a great way to get motivated to start yoga again or going to this class instead of your regular yoga classes with some friends.

Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat. It can be cold in the morning in #skygarden. Have a sweater and a water bottle with you.

#morningyogaskygarden