Covent Garden is quirky, lively and pretty. There is Covent Garden Market which is very nice to look at and besides that has lots of shops, stalls and restaurants where you can spend some hours. During Christmas there are always lovely decorations going on in and around the market hall and there is also a daily market where you can buy handmade local products and sometimes there is also food. Lets begin on what you can do there? You can wander around, have coffee or browse a little in the cute stores. Apparently Covent Garden is great for beauty boutiques: Chanel opened a Pop up store in the Market Hall a few years ago and they just stayed because it was such a big demand – they even do manicures. Have you ever had a Chanel manicure? Well it is special – I tell you this. And there is also Dior Beauty which is just 3 doors down. And another three doors down is the famous Ladurée, where you can refuel during shopping. A few macarons always do the trick when you feel a bit dizzy and need to raise your blood sugar levels. And they taste yummy by the way – my favourite flavour is Vanilla & Raspberry. Where you also have to go is the Lulu Guinness Shop outside the Market. It is a British brand with lots of quirky accessories like handbags, suitcases, phone cases, wallets and their signature lip clutches which are just fabulous. They are an eye catcher and make every look special. And around the corner from Lulu is the Balthazar Café which you might know from New York. They currently have an afternoon tea collaboration with Bobbi Brown which I have to check out. Their last collaboration was with Matthew Williamson ( have a look at how wonderful these cakes looked ).
But not only shopping and eating is great at Covent Garden. You can also visit the Royal Opera House or the Somerset House which is a 5 minutes walk from the market. So have fun exploring this wonderful neighbourhood.