There are many Europeans coming to London for Christmas shipping, but the best of all places in Covent Garden. Visit the post to find out more!
Christmas is a wonderful time of year for all the family and where better to experience the sights, smells and sounds of the festive season than London. The British capital has everything to offer a family big or small. There’s amazing festive treats from mulled wine to Christmas pudding and activities to keep kids of all ages happy including reindeer petting and Santa’s Grotto. There are family friendly events all over the city and the thousands of cheap hotels in London mean that it’s easy to create that perfect festive getaway.
For those looking for a perfect gift for their loved ones, London offers an unrivalled shopping experience and where better to find that stocking filler or present of a lifetime than London’s historic Covent Garden. Whether you are shopping for a man, woman, or child, Covent Garden has a number of shops to suit your needs. In addition to clothing stores, there are shops that sell books, music, specialty foods, and art supplies. Covent Garden also has more to offer than only shopping. There are plentiful food markets and restaurants, hotels, theatres, street performers, museums, and family events.
Covent Garden has a wide variety of shopping experiences for the holiday season. When looking for the perfect Christmas gift, you may want to stop by one of the many clothing and accessories stores like Burberry Brit, Paul Smith, and Marks & Spencer. There are also shops for children, including Build-A-Bear Workshop, Octopus, and The Gap.
There are great bookstores and gift shops in the area as well. Treadwells Books offer rare out-of-print and second edition finds, while Waterstones has a range of bestselling titles. Regent Gifts has a selection of jewellery and accessories, while Sass & Belle sells quirky gifts like tarot cards and feng shui items. There are also several wonderful specialty food shops, like the chocolate boutique La Anabela. Visit Cyber Candy for international sweets and Candy Cakes for preservative-free cupcakes.
Covent Garden has a number of festivities for the holiday season. In addition to a huge decorated Christmas tree, carol singers, and gourmet food stands, Covent Garden offers several family events to celebrate the season. The Great Christmas Pudding Race is an obstacle course race where teams of participants must keep a Christmas pudding balanced on a tray for a first-place trophy.
While shopping, take some time to watch a few of the street performers such as musicians, acrobats, and mimes. There are also a number of theatres, museums, and art galleries to visit, including the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the British Museum, and the Aldwych Theatre.
For families, Covent Garden is a perfect London destination, easily accessible from public transport, including the underground and local buses and has many local hotels to suit every taste, wallet and need. Of course London at Christmas has so much to offer should you ever tire of Covent Garden; try the Winter Wonderland in London’s famous Hyde Park or Carol singing in one of the capital’s beautiful medieval churches.
With London so accessible from the city’s many airports, all being served by budget carriers and cheap flights, why not surprise your loved ones this Christmas and whisk them away on a festive trip of a lifetime?