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    Monday, 24 September 2018


    I’m on a bit of a mission to make more of my weekends at the moment. You might have seen Tom and I have set up a ‘date jar’ recently in an effort to get us out and about more and we're trying to make sure we plan in some kind of activity for the two of each weekend.

    One of our favourite things to do is simply get the train into London and spend the day exploring some of our favourite places in the capital. I’ve always had a bit of a soft-spot for Covent Garden so when got in touch to challenge us to spend a day there, I couldn't think of a better spot!

    I always think Covent Garden gets a bit of bad rep for being too touristy – but there’s so many fantastic places to eat and drink – and I mean where else in London can you literally watch a show in the middle of the street?! So if you're planning a day out there soon, I've rounded up some of my absolute favourite things to do in Covent Garden below:
    Probably the most iconic part of Covent Garden is the piazza located right in the middle. It used to be home to a fruit and veg market but has since transformed into a retail hot-spot with loads of little cafes, shops and bars. It's well worth taking a stroll inside and depending on which day you visit, you might also get the chance to explore the various market stalls which pop-up selling incredible vintage jewelry and retro furniture. 

    Covent Garden is infamous for its street performers - did you know it's the only place in London where street performers are granted licences? If you want the best vantage point, head to Punch and Judy, a pub located on the second floor right in the middle of the market, where you'll get a birds eye view of the performers down below. It's a great spot for people watching and is steeped history, having been built back in 1787!
    There are SO many restaurants around Covent Garden (Flat Iron, The Ivy and Petersham Nurseries to name just a few favourites) - BUT for somewhere casual, tasty and super affordable; it has to be Shake Shack. I've declared my love for Shake Shack on the blog numerous times - they do incredible burgers, fries and frozen custard desserts (or Concretes) in the most relaxed, laid-back setting. It's a great place to grab a quick bite to eat and there's plenty of outside seating so you're pretty much always guaranteed a table!
    After you've had your burgers, you'll want something sweet right? Well, look no further than Milk Train. Now you MUST have seen this place on Instagram? It's an ice-cream shop, famed for encasing it's cones in candy floss! You pay £3.50 for a standard ice-cream then 50p per extra topping and a quid to have the whole thing wrapped up in the candy floss (which is the only reason anyone goes right?!)
    There's usually a HUGE line outside but if you pick the right time or weather you might get lucky! As soon as you've got your cone, go find yourself a spot to get that Insta shot before tucking into your ice-cream! You'll need to move quick those and these things melt FAST and are notoriously difficult to eat!
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    Brought to you by the same team as Tonight Josephine, Blame Gloria is the perfect spot for a few drinks! They do KILLER cocktails (I'm looking at you XO Espresso Martini) and play some incredible tunes over the speakers with everything from Busted and Spice Girls to Drake and Beyonce. You can reserve tables down the back so you've got your own room to dance - or just head down to the bar for drinks. I couldn't think of a better place to finish off the evening!
    Have you spend much time in Covent Garden
    Where are your favourite spots?

    * My spending money was gifted by
    All opinions are my own

    1 comment:

    1. I need to get me an espresso martini from Blame Gloria, then head to Shake Shake to soak up the booze!