Happy 2017 fellow readers!
The first post of the year is ready and it couldn’t be more suited starting the year with this post, since I’m talking (once again) about the city of my heart, my dear London 😍 Just before leaving for our Christmas break Yassmine and I spent a lovely afternoon walking around Covent Garden area to share with you another zone of London through our “Ordinary London” series 😉
I recently discovered that the name “Covent Garden” is actually a mangling, the real name was “Covent Garden” since there was situated the garden of a covent. While nowadays it’s one of the most visited attractions in London both for the famous handmade items market positioned insiede of a pretty structure made with red bricks and a glased roof and for the Royal Opera Hose positioned near there.
Also, with the years it became a quite refined area and while walking around you’ll notice there are many boutiques and famous restaurants. Despite this though, Covent Garden is also a quite handy place where to spend a cozy afternoon drinking tea indeed on the ground floor of the main building you’ll find many tea or wine tasting places where if you decide to stay there, you’ll defintely have that “Oh yes, I’m in London” feeling.
Watching some street performers exhibitions is also a common thing to do there from musicians to dancers and actors, London, and especially Covent Garden is the perfect place where to enjoy talented people sharing their passions through their shows! And if you happen to be there during Christmas time, the decorations are definitely worth a look!
If after a while you’re there you feel like a coffee or tea break but not surrounded by a mass of tourists, The Grind Cafe is just a few meters near the market but positione in a not busy street! The Grind is actually a chain of cafes but once inside you’ll immediately get in that chill mood.
I love the fact they have homemade food (sandwiches, cakes, cookies and more) and their smoothies are very fresh and instantly made!
The internal decor is perfectly in tone with the general atmosphere, minimal but effective. The hot drinks might need a little improvement (or maybe it’s just that Yassmine and I are two Italian girls with high standards when it comes to coffee 😄) but overall we would go back!
Click here to see the video Yassmine made about our lovely last afteroon of 2016 in London!
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