Living London: Covent Garden Christmas

My favourite London spelling Mistake…

“Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin’s Lane and Drury Lane.[1] It is associated with the former fruit and vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site, and the Royal Opera House, which is also known as “Covent Garden”. The district is divided by the main thoroughfare of Long Acre, north of which is given over to independent shops centred on Neal’s Yard and Seven Dials, while the south contains the central square with its street performers and most of the elegant buildings, theatres and entertainment facilities, including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and the London Transport Museum.” (Thank you Wikipedia!)

At this time of year, it’s full of Christmas cheer; Paella, Opera Singers, Market stalls selling loads of knicknacks, a Lego Advent Calendar, churches, muffins shops, restaurants, buskers (our favourite is a guy dressed & made up as a dog – sadly he wasn’t there today), the creepy ‘living statues’ people find so interesting, Mulled Wine, coffee, pastries, shoppers…

Random fact for the day – the shortest stop between underground stations in London – 300yards, is here.

  but best of all…

It’s the little things in life, isn’t it?

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