Covent Garden is one of my favourite spots in London despite being a tourist hell; it’s home to the Royal Opera House, the Moomin shop, Laduree (exquisite macarons), Magma, Pop Boutique and one of my favourite cafes, Cafe Boheme. I tend to shy away from the more touristy areas but there’s a certain structure to Covent Garden that means even when it’s rammed with tourists it never feels as claustrophobic as (for example) Oxford Street or Trafalgar Square.
We went to see the festive decorations and it was a complete cliche of an experience. Chestnut macarons in the church gardens, mulled wine whilst listening to the string quartet, and of course, scurrying up the winding wooden stairs to the Moomin shop to look at their adorable Christmas collection.
It’s such a lovely area; if you manage to avoid the flagship Apple store and don’t spend too many hours enthralled with the buskers then I’d definitely recommend Covent Garden to put you in the Christmas spirit. Companions recommended… after all, surely nobody hangs that much mistletoe by accident?
8 thoughts on “A Covent Garden Christmas”
looks and sounds like a beautiful cliche experience! although, i don’t find it cliche at all as i’m much more finnish than british when it comes to christmas, haha:-) covent garden’s one of those places that i think i should go to when in london, but somehow never do.. and now i’m off to read all the posts of yours that i’ve missed! p.s. i like your new layout! xx
Thank you so much Laura!! xx
i’m not sure if my comments got published, so just a recap; really liking you and your blog and glad to be back reading all your posts! xo
Thank you lovely :) xx
Now I know where to go when I visit London :) it’s beautiful.
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