Friday, November 22, 2013

London Places: Covent Garden

Covent Garden Station

Covent Garden is quite possibly my favourite place in London.

Covent Garden Market, London

It might seem like a bit of an odd choice, given all the museums, palaces, & so many other amazing places that there are to see in London.

Relaxing in Covent Garden

Covent Garden is basically a square with a market & lots of little shops & restaurants.

Inside Covent Garden, London

Oh, & it's also where Eliza Doolittle sold her flowers in My Fair Lady.

My Fair Lady in Covent Garden

For me it's one of the quintessential London-y places I can't wait to visit when I'm there.

Inside Covent Garden Market

There's good British food to be had, including a Jamie Oliver restaurant that opened last year.

A meal at Covent Garden

Good British Food at Covent Garden

Or you can just bring your own sandwiches in ziplocs, like we did.

Sandwiches at Covent Garden, London

Having a sandwich in London

Coffee at Covent Garden

Jenny & I grew up traveling around Europe, so Covent Garden feels kind of like home.

There are few places we would rather be than sitting in a square in Europe.

Relaxing in the square

Contentment in Covent Garden

We were pretty content hanging out there in the chilly London sunshine.

Reading in Covent Garden

Sitting in a square in London

Where to next? London

Covent Garden also has fun shopping. There's a Paperchase, little toy shops, good coffee & more.

I love Covent Garden

Our favourite is the London Transport Museum Gift Shop.

They have tons of London books, postcards, magnets, & just general British awesomeness.

Covent Garden Shopping

Reading the map, Covent Garden

This guy is usually there too. Doesn't he kind of look like he belongs in Gringotts?

Gringotts? London.

Covent Garden really is one of our favourite spots in London.

(It's also within walking distance of Persephone Books.)

Looking around Covent Garden

People watching at Covent Garden

We were two happy girls that day.

Happy girls at Covent Garden

I hope you get to visit Covent Garden sometime. xx

Covent Garden station, London

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1 comment:

  1. It has been so long since I have been to Covent Garden ,,, it would be fun to be there during Christmas.



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