Places you can't miss in Covent Garden

5 Places You Can’t Miss in Covent Garden

Ever feel overwhelmed with everything London has to offer? Let me make it easy. Really easy.

There’s no hiding that Covent Garden is my favourite area of this glorious town. So, here’s my top picks for Covent Garden in relation to what’s important in life.

1- Burgers

Yes. Everyone loves a juicy burger. That’s why Shake Shack, located in the Covent Garden Piazza, is my best bet for street beef. I’ve dedicated an entire post to this meat paradise, if you’re curious. People keep telling me to try Five Guys, but I just can’t bring myself to do it yet. I’m a loyal shaker.Covent Garden Shake Shack

2. Beauty

Neal’s Yard Remedies is the main reason you don’t see any posts solely dedicated to beauty products on Sunny in London. I LOVE Neal’s Yard Remedies! (Especially the Wild Rose Beauty Balm)Covent Garden Neal's Yard Remedies

There are so few other cosmetic brands that impress me at the level of Neal’s Yard Remedies that I couldn’t write about them with the same conviction.

3. Coffee

I refer to coffee as my elixir to life. This is especially true after living in New York for several years. Must. Have. Coffee.Covent Garden Monmouth Coffee

There’s no other place to grab a solid cup of joe in Covent Garden than Monmouth Coffee. You should be prepared, however, to wait in a substantial line for this liquid sunshine. However, your time in the queue is well worth it. Oh yeah, and plan on take away. Seating is competitive and very limited.

4. Dinner

If you’re looking for a very reasonably priced, yet, spectacular meal, go to 21 Covent Garden. Its intimate setting, quality service and amazing location also make it undoubtably my #1 restaurant in Covent Garden for you to visit. This is the view from their upstairs bar, The Print Room…21 Covent Garden

And here’s the best eggplant parmigiana I’ve ever had in my life, straight from their kitchen!

21 Covent Garden

If you’d like to tempt yourself more and learn all the details about the 21 Covent Garden experience, make sure to read 21 Covent Garden and Jack Sparrow.

5. Gelato

What would all these sunny days be worth without creamy, ice cold gelato? Nada.
So, making its debut today on Sunny in London is La Gelatiera!

Covent Garden La GelatieraI discovered this chilly treasure in February 2012. That’s before I officially moved back to London. And yes, I discovered it through Twitter.

Covent Garden La GelatieraIt has an unassuming sign and is located on a small street (27 New Row) in Covent Garden. The artisan gelato shop is easy to miss, if you aren’t actively seeking it.

Once you enter the tiny space, look out! You’re standing on a glass floor which allows you to peer below and see some of the gelato being made.

The flavours of gelato are all divine. Also, they are made there each day in small batches. The ingredients are 100% natural and are low in fat. Some of them include: basil and chilli, salty caramel, Cornish blue and walnuts.

Covent Garden La Gelatiera

It gets fairly crowded inside, but don’t let that intimidate you. This is an absolute must do when the London temperatures hit the roof.

Covent Garden Pub?

Alright, Sunny friends, this is where it gets tricky. I’ve written a Covent Garden Pub Crawl. Mr. Sunny and I have also been to numerous pubs since then. I’d be hard pressed to label just one as the best. So, that’s where you need to help.Covent Garden Pub Covent-Garden-Pub (4)

Lamb and Flag Pub London

In the comments below, let me know what you think is the best pub in Covent Garden. I can’t wait to read your ideas!

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  1. Covent Garden is one of my favourite places so many wonderful hidden treasures and places to eat. I love Monmouth Coffee, shared love with 21, love Indigo best for weekend brunch and penhaligon’s. I could talk about the hidden gems for ages. Neal’s yard is lovely, what are your favourites? I love their Geranium & Orange Shower Gel and relax oils. Coffee and cake soon would be lovely? Lucy x

    1. Lucy, I absolutely love the Neal’s Yard Beauty Balm. I also won a gift box from them at Christmas which features all kinds of great products for manicures. The Hand Polish and Hand Wash are fabulous. Finally, the Remedies to Roll is amazing for relaxation.

  2. 21 is one of my favorite places there! I also LOVE the milkshakes from ShakeShack – a must (although not typically British but I am afraid 21 isn’t either, haha). Covent Garden for me definitely is a place where you can go for breakfast (Dishoom), shop during the day, go for dinner and then to a musical show. Place to be!

    1. Hi Julia! Thank you formulating and commenting. I haven’t tried Dishoom, but I’ve heard about it. I’ll have to put it on my list to visit!

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