Monday

Covent Garden at Christmas

There is no denying I am a massive fan of London, I think it's a fascinating place to go - because there is a bit of something for everyone. One place I have often passed but not really looked around is Covent Garden, and in the Christmas season I was taking full advantage - the lights, the sounds, the shopping! If I had really thought about it I would of tried to make a whole weekend of it and found hotels near Covent Garden.



London is iconic for it's Christmas decorations, I could spend a whole day going round just finding those! In Covent Garden there is their traditional 55ft Christmas Tree - apparently covered in 30,000 lights - WOW! and all the surrounding streets are decorated with lights too. Now not being one to pass on a chance to get the camera out, Covent Garden has also homed a vintage Morris Minor in the Piazza which has been decorated with lights, wreaths and presents. 


Now wanting to explore the area, I did a little research before my travels - and heard about a lovely little cake shop, full of fresh hand baked treats. Sweetheart cakes looked stunning - and as soon as I walked in my mouth was watering. I stocked up on some Winter treats before heading off out into the cold again.



Admiring the Christmas feel to the market at Covent Garden, I went off on a search - I had heard about The Astrology Shop, now I am a bit guilty of being intrigued by all that sort of stuff to do with the stars and crystal etc. but I am not going to lie I don't understand it. After examining the store, I decided to pick up some crystals and take a nosy at the in-store computer system that can calculate and print personalized astrological birth charts while you wait. Then I darted over the road to one of my favourite stores Forbidden Planet, because I am a utter nerd and stock up on some Christmas presents for friends.


Me and food go hand in hand most of the time, so there was no way I wasn't going to grab some lunch, again I wanted to try somewhere I hadn't been before but because I am such a fussy eater it needed to still be basic. So I came across Maxwell's Bar & Grill, an American Diner and known for their Freakshakes and can I just add I am gutted I can't drink them, they look amazing - especially the unicorn one. I would definitely recommend a visit.


I have never truly realised how much there is in Covent Garden area, you could easily spend a whole day or two here alone without going further afield. This season especially there is a lot going on with Christmas at Covent Garden, whether you are travelling with friends or with the family.


The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own.

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