It was just perfect and yummy and PROPER!!!!!! And not only was the name of the restaurant SKETCH, but it was kind of sketchy too. When we first arrived we had to wait and we were told to go look around the building, both up and down. So of course we looked. We went upstairs first and we saw these amazing bathrooms with all of these crystal finishes, then we went down - and this is where it got interesting. First, we came upon this huge room. This room was the size of most restaurants, definitely a large amount of space. The room had no lights, only panoramic screens than spanned along and across the whole room. When our eyes finished adjusting to the darkness, I noticed there were lots of low, white, modern couches in the middle, where many people were seated. I still am not too sure of what the heck that was all about...but the oddest thing was how bizarre the projected videos were. My aunt told me she heard one of the actors say ‘I like you as much and I like the bottom of my ice cold feet’....and the images looked like a scene out of The Ring. Second super weird thing was that the washrooms in this part of the building were supposed to be the coolest in London....but what did that mean???? Each stall was a stand alone unit in the shape of capsules/pods/eggs...not really sure what to call them. It was soooo strange, only the pictures I post will give you an idea of what I am talking about. The music playing in each pod was sooo weird too - it sounded like you were smack dab in the middle of a farm - cows mooing, lambs baaing, birds chirping...YA!!!!!!!!!! You will have to go there if you ever come to London!!!
The rest of the day was equally as cool. We went to Topshop after lunch (see previous blog posts) where I ran into a girl I went to high school with!!!!! She lives here now and we will be trying to arrange a time to meet up soon. It was soooooo random!!!! It was a day of my feeling like I really do live here!!! LOL
These are some really random pics I took along the way!!
|In my hotel room|
|Poor turkeys =(|
There was a big drawback to the market though. There were many vendors under a covered space a bit away from the main area that were situated on the location of what must have been a homeless gathering spot. I cannot, in any sort of way, describe how utterly horrid it smelled in there. Not of feces as you might expect, but of human dirtiness like I have never even come close to smelling before. It was soo overwhelming that even using my sleeve to cover my nose wasn’t blocking all of the smell...it was bad. Needless to say, we didn’t stay in that section very long! Can you image what it must smell like in the summer when the warmth exacerbates any smell that exists. (Holding back barf as I write this....blahhhh)
We took the tube back to the hotel where I then saw my aunt off. Over the past week I was able to reconnect with her, experience great food, great hotels, longer sleep periods, and just the pleasure of her company, it was sooo nice!!!