Visit London Blog » Covent Garden London Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Teddy Bears’ Tea Party at Covent Garden Tue, 27 Jul 2010 12:29:40 +0000

If you go down to Covent Garden this weekend, you’re sure of a big surprise!  Because Build-A-Bear Workshop, Covent Garden, will be hosting a very special, free teddy bear tea party on Sunday 1 August.

Guests who come to the tea party in the Covent Garden North East Piazza have the chance to get crafty by designing a birthday card for Bearemy, Build-A-Bear Workshop’s mascot, who is celebrating his birthday this month. Bearemy will also be at the tea party to meet all his very important guests.

There will also be free refreshments available during the Teddy Bear Tea Party as well as goody bags in the store for all guests while stocks last. The fun-filled day is a perfect outing for the kids this summer!

When: Sunday 1 August between 12 noon – 4pm
Where: Build-A-Bear Workshop, Covent Garden North East Piazza, WC2E 7QA
Who: Everyone’s welcome to join in the free fun – why not bring your favourite bear to the tea party?!

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Covent Garden’s Weekend of Celebration Thu, 17 Jun 2010 15:32:32 +0000 This weekend there’s going to be a huge birthday party in Covent Garden as the area is marking a double celebration: the Market Building’s 180th anniversary and 30 years since it became one of London’s premiere shopping hot-spots.

A giant birthday cake will be unveiled at lunchtime on Friday and will be big enough to feed 2,000 hungry visitors.  Jump to the front of the queue by retweeting Covent Garden on Twitter

The life-sized Piazza party games will be going on throughout the weekend: Games like the classic market trader “basket race” and a “human fruit machine”.

There’ll also be a fantastic line-up of interactive workshops and the area’s favourite street performers will put on an evening cabaret.

It’s sure to be a wonderful weekend of celebration, so don’t miss out! 

Keep checking for more information about Covent Garden’s Anniversary celebrations in 2010 and follow Covent Garden on Twitter and Facebook.

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Covent Garden Canvas: Submit Your Photos Thu, 22 Apr 2010 11:30:10 +0000 To celebrate the 180th anniversary of the Market Building, Covent Garden is calling upon you to share your favourite images of the area on the Covent Garden Canvas website.

The best photographs will be chosen to become part of a giant photography wall, to go on display in the Piazza later this year.

Whether it’s an image of the street performers or that snap you love of your family meal on the Piazza, all pictures are welcome.

So get your lens in gear and start snapping!

Visit to submit your photographs

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Covent Garden this Easter Fri, 02 Apr 2010 12:00:48 +0000 Easter weekend at Covent Garden is going to be jam packed.

Saturday sees the arrival of Covent Garden’s first creative-in-residence as part of the 180th anniversary celebrations. Award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams will be gathering the sentiments and memories of those who visit the area and transcribing them into short stories, video blogs, poems and drawings. He”ll also be on Twitter and Facebook, so you can share your Covent Garden stories remotely. 

The Covent Garden Real Food Market returns to the Piazza this Easter but it has moved to Saturdays, 10.30am to 6pm, meaning local residents, as well as the wider public, can do their weekly food shop at the market.

Visitors to the Real Food Market can buy the best ingredients and fresh produce to cook at home, from choice traders such as Mons Cheese, Sporeboys, Polish Deli and Woodwards Farm, plus food blogger favourites including Eat Like A Girl.

To celebrate the return of the Real Food Market, Covent Garden London is running Tasty Hour this 3 April, from 3pm to 4pm, during which time you can sample the delicious produce from the market for free!

Follow Covent Garden on Twitter for more updates

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Charity Gig for Mums this Weekend in Covent Garden! Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:02:05 +0000

This weekend, celebrate Mothers’ Day with your mum in Covent Garden.

Some of the UK’s hottest pop stars will be taking part in a one-off event called Music for Mums, in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care – a free gig to celebrate Mother’s Day in Covent Garden’s Market Building.

Pop down between 12pm and 5pm on Saturday to see

All the acts will be performing in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

There’ll also be two more very special artists announced on the day, so follow @CoventGardenLDN on Twitter and for more info.

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It’s British Pie Week… Nom Nom! Fri, 05 Mar 2010 13:00:34 +0000 It’s British Pie Week, so why not head down to Battersea Pie Station in the Covent Garden Market Building for some delicious pie-tastic fun.

It’s Ray Winstone’s favourite pie shop – so much so that the steak and kidney pie is even named after him – The Winstone.

The pies are made from free-range British meat and are available to eat in or take away. There’s also a range of unbaked pies to cook at home.

Make sure you follow @CoventGardenLDN on Twitter for the latest updates on everything that happens in Covent Garden.

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The Baftas and London Fashion Week at Covent Garden Thu, 25 Feb 2010 17:08:43 +0000 This past week Covent Garden has hosted some of the hottest dates in London’s diary.

Last Saturday kick-started the weekend in the Flower Cellars on Russell Street where the Topshop Unique catwalk show was held as part of London Fashion Week.

Like moths to flames, Topshop Unique always manages to attract the crème de la crème of the fashion pack.  This year was no exception as the Piazza welcomed Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud, The City star Olivia Palermo and fashionista Alexa Chung.

Sunday night saw the glitz and glamour of Hollywood take up residence at the Royal Opera House for the British Academy Film Awards (Baftas).

Our favourite A-listers graced the red carpet including Kate Winslet, Colin Firth, James Cameron and acting royalty Vanessa Redgrave, who was presented with a BAFTA Fellowship by HRH Prince William.

This week the scaffolding has come down, the glitter swept away and the red carpet rolled up for another week…but make sure you follow @CoventGardenLDN for the latest exciting updates on Covent Garden.

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Pancake Day With Creme de la Crepe at Covent Garden Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:48:59 +0000 Covent Garden is celebrating Pancake Day today on the West Piazza with a one-off crepetastic extravaganza at Creme de la Crepe.

The crepe experts are hosting an express stall where crepes will be made fresh on request. The limited edition menu includes indulgent white chocolate and strawberry crepes for those with a sweet tooth, or if you prefer savoury try delectable fresh pesto, goats’ cheese, sun-blushed tomato and rocket crepes.

Not only that, but if you buy a crepe from the express stall today, you’ll get a voucher for the next one free. The stall is open today until 10pm, so there’s still plenty of time to get your fix!

For more information visit or follow Covent Garden on Twitter

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Covent Garden Apple Market: Valentine’s Day Shopping Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:38:56 +0000 Covent Garden Apple Market is a great destination to head to if you’re running out of time to find gifts for Valentine’s Day. With a large selection of unique, hand-made gifts, including Swarovski encrusted heart pendants, vintage-inspired jewellery, luxury bath soaps and hand-painted silk ties, you’re sure to find something suitable.

One of our favourites is the Tom Kosmala soaps; they look like cupcakes, but they’re actually bath soaps! Confusing perhaps, but they do smell divine.

Covent Garden market is open Monday to Sunday 10:30 am until 6:00 pm
For more information visit or follow Covent Garden on Twitter.

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Covent Garden Gig for Haiti Earthquake Appeal Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:50:54 +0000 Last Saturday Covent Garden street performers joined forces for a one-off gig  to raise funds for the Haitian earthquake appeal.

Fourteen musicians and 12 opera singers combined their talents for an impromptu performance which lasted almost an hour.

Crowds turned up in their thousands to enjoy the music, which included classical pieces, opera arias and musical numbers.

Shoppers and visitors delved deep into their pockets, and raised more than £2,200. Congratulations to all those involved!

Follow Covent Garden on Twitter @CoventGardenLDN and you’ll hear more about one-off gigs in the Market.

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