I was on my way to an Olympus workshop at Bermondsey street and passed The Watch House. Being a creative and obsessed with design, the iron signage swaying back and forth caught my eyes. The Watch House logo is simply elegant, geometric clean lines and dots in the middle. A beach wooden table and chairs outside I watched a lady sipping coffee leisurely outside. I could tell it is popular amongst people with queues mounting up the pavement.
Spending a whole day walking on foot from Bermondsey, London Bridge, the Tate you can imagine how exhausted I’ve become. Since The Watch House was on my way back to Bermondsey station I decided to sit into recharge. The inside is as beautiful and well designed, light wooden oak table counters, and seated areas. Denim aprons bearing The Watch House font can be seen hung on the limestone walls. Wooden chopped up logs lined up near fire cabin. Freshly baked goods are all out in the open for to pick. The sandwiches by the countertop also looked like mouth-watering delicious.
Portuguese tart and a soy cappuccino were calling my name. Seated down in the corner staff presented a wooden tray with my cappuccino and a glass of water. Along with another plate for my Portuguese tart. The Watch House coffee is the heart of their place. Roland Horne searched the world for the perfect blend of well bodied, balanced and chocolatey smooth notes.
What I loved about being in The Watch House is the cosy elements, a place where I can just think of nothing and just being content in the present. It got busier with the parents picking children up from school rounds, and people buying take-out coffees. It is defiantly a uniquely beautiful space and I look forward to visiting the other houses in London.