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Covent Garden

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  • Day4

    Welcome to London part 3

    May 23, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    More pictures, we saw LOTS of metropolitan witnessing going on as we walked. One of our friends who showed us around (Stacy). Was great! London bride, big Ben and the clink, the oldest prison in england!

  • Day4

    If I only had a fridge...

    August 27, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    A long day today. I'm writing this in a little Korean restaurant as I know I will be too tired when I get back to the hotel.

    I had a river cruise included in my Hop on Hop off tour and so made my way to the London Eye Pier. I had to walk past the London eye, saw the queues, thought "no way" then saw the fast track and thought "why not".
    The views were great. The pod/capsule wasn't crowded but I am glad I didn't wait for half an hour or more.

    From there I took the river cruise down to London Bridge. The cruise was lovely, if a bit short. The guide had a great sense of humour and on his recommendation I decided to give the Tate Modern a miss (half a cow wrapped in plastic, a pile of bricks arranged to look like...bricks). I hadn't actually planned to go anyway.

    Next was the Borough Markets. Like tbe Queen Victoria markets but so much better.
    There was raw cheeses, raw milk being sold as raw milk, cheese direct from the maker. There were butchers selling any British meat and all the game you can think of. Olives, truffles, breads, fruit and so much more.
    I could have bought so much, if I only had a fridge to store it in. I had to be content with lunch of an icecream, game burger and fruit juice as well as looking forward to Paris where I have an apartment.
    From the markets I went to Shakespeare's Globe theatre but disappointingly there was a performance on and so I couldn't go inside.

    I got lots of advice before I started my trip (which I welcomed). One piece I wish I had followed, the other I'm glad I ignored.
    Someone told me not to worry about packing too many clothes as I could just buy stuff over here. I do 90% of my shopping at one store so wasn't confident I'd find much here, and it would be too hard to find anything.
    Oxford st has everything. I did a (little) bit of shoping in Evans and could have bought more but I just bought a short sleeved top.

    Someone else told me not to bother with the underground as it was hot, dirty and difficult but I found the short trip quick and easy.

    A trip to Selfridges completed my day, except for the aforementioned Korean restaurant which was very nice. I found it be simply decided to walk down the street and turning into a sidestreet.

    Butcher at the markets
    View from London eye
    Tower bridge
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  • Day4


    April 25, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    Traffic issues getting back to London. We were hungry and tired so McDonalds to go hit the spot. None of us felt up to sitting in a restaurant tonight.

    Nothing special on the menu really, if you're wondering. So just had a Big Mac... and well, everyone knows what a Big Mac looks like so I didn't bother with a photo.Read more

  • Day2

    Second Leg of the Journey

    April 12, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    We were quite comfortable on the flight to London. We were in small pods with seats that lie flat so we were able to get a few hours of sleep. We landed at about 10:30 am London time and found an Air Canada lounge outside security in Terminal 2. We had showers and put on some fresh clothes then jumped on the Underground and took the Picadilly Line to Covent Garden.

    We wandered around the Covent Garden area and found a pub on a corner where we had, of course, fish and chips!! It was such a beautiful, sunny day that all the doors and windows were open so it was like eating outside.

    The Internet is quite amazing and has made the world seem so much smaller. A few weeks ago I was surfing around and found a women's lingerie/clothing website that carries specialty clothing for women of my "shape"!!! This company, Bravissimo, has a shop in Covent Garden which was very close to where we had eaten lunch. We found it easily and Jon went exploring while my own personal fitting assistant helped me shop. I found some lovely things which fit perfectly and which were a really good price.

    We started meandering back along the street on the Picadilly Line. It was very crowded and busy in the whole area. We heard lots of people speaking German, Italian, and French and we saw lots of families with kids. We wondered if it was Easter Break in Europe and if everyone was on holiday. We got tired of dealing with the crowds and jumped back on the Underground.

    We are back at Heathrow in the Air Canada lounge waiting for our flight to Delhi. We are both tired from only sleeping a few hours and from all the walking. Although this will be a long flight, (about 8 hours) we have the lie-flat seats again so are hoping to get some sleep. We want to be rested for the chaos that awaits us in Kathmandu!

    PS - Sorry about the uninspiring pictures. I'm a little out of practice.
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  • Day42

    Back where we began. London.

    May 30, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    Lots to love in London. Up high and down low, inside and out.

    We stayed in Citadines in Holborn for three nights, then at an Air BNB in Pimlico for four nights. Oyster cards meant travelling on the tube or the busses was easy enough. One afternoon we walked from Holborn to Leicester Square to St Pauls and back.
    Next day was mostly with our niece Jess, strolling through Covent Garden and Oxford St. I then shot through to the Imperial War Museum. Nowdays this summarises conflicts across the 20th century, including the cold war and recent conflict in Afghanistan and Syria. A large Holocaust in IWM display presses home that tragic reality.
    Thursday saw us head to the Shard via London Bridge [soon to be touched by tragedy]. We walked the south bank and dropped into Tate Modern.
    Then I tried to buy some concert tickets, which made fresh plans for the rest of the day...
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  • Day2

    Neals Yard

    March 31, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    Eine kleine farbige Oase der Ruhe mitten im Großstadtgewusel von London ist der Neal´s Yard. Dieser etwas versteckte Innenhof befindet sich in Covent Garden und eignet sich hervorragend als Rückzugsort für eine kurze Entspannung, bei einem frisch gerösteten Kaffee.

  • Day3

    Covent Garden

    May 31, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Von der Kathedrale aus, ist es nicht weit nach Covent Garden, also beschließen wir auf dem Weg zum Beefeater Experience hier noch einen kurzen Stopp einzulegen. Wir nehmen also von der Kathedrale aus den 15er Bus und fahren bis zur Savoy Street. Dort gehen wir kurz in eine Bank und tauschen unsere alten Pfundnoten von unserem Cornwallurlaub in neue. Danach gehen wir das letzte Stück zu Covent Garden.

    Ursprünglich war Covent Garden ein großer Blumen- und Gemüsemarkt. Die Anlage entspricht also einer Art Markthalle. Schade ist nur, dass sich hier mittlerweile etliche internationale Marken angesiedelt haben, so dass eher ein Nobelshopping-Viertel daraus geworden ist. Bose grenzt an Le Pain Quotidien. Die Gebäude und Straßen sind trotzdem schön dekoriert und ansprechend, aber diese ursprüngliche Marktatmosphäre ist trotz Straßenkünstlern verloren gegangen.

    Wir verwerfen also unsere erste Idee hier eine Kleinigkeit zu essen und machen uns auf den Weg Richtung UBahn um zu Beefeater zu fahren.
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  • Day3

    Snack im Covent Garden

    June 13, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Weiter ging es dann zu Fuß zum Covent Garden, wo wir uns noch vorm Musical ein kleines Abendessen gönnen wollten. Wir haben jeweils eine Portion Pommes im Shake Shack gegessen. Die Pommes waren super und zum Glück einfach mal günstig, muss und darf auch mal sein. Anschließend wollte Nadine unbedingt noch etwas Süßes und dabei sind wir auf einen Laden gestoßen der ein Must-Visit ist! Die Chocolaterie heißt Venchi. Nadine hat hier einen unglaublich leckeren selbst gemachten Crêpe bestellt. Für uns Crêpes-Kenner ein Merkmal, ob der Laden gut ist. Ich habe ein Eis bestellt, Geschmack Mango und Melone. Die Waffel wurde frisch in heiße Schokolade getunkt und mit Nüssen bestreut. Unglaublich lecker! Der Covent Garden ist eine super Location für bummeln, essen und Entertainment. Jeden Tag/Abend gibt es hier irgend eine Action. Egal ob Musiker, Sänger oder Künstler, irgendjemand ist immer im und um den Covent Garden. Als wir gegessen haben, hat eine Jazz Big Band musiziert, sehr professionell. Im Anschluss, kurz vorm gehen hat ein Opernsänger sehr schön gesungen. Man muss aber auch sagen, sowohl der allgemeine Trubel, als auch die Musik und das anschließende klatschen und jubeln geht einem irgendwann etwas auf die Nerven, da es schon ein sehr hoher permanenter Lärmpegel ist. Trotzdem ein tolles Erlebnis und einen Besuch wert!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Covent Garden, Kovent-Qarden, Barrio de Covent Garden, کاونت گاردن, קובנט גרדן, कॉवंट गार्डन, コヴェント・ガーデン, კოვენტ-გარდენი, 코번트 가든, Ковент-Гарден, کوونٹ گارڈن, 科文特花园

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