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The magical embelishment of london
Covent Garden (London)
Member Name: ruthosborne1
Covent Garden (London)
Date: 16/01/10, updated on 16/01/10 (12 review reads)
Advantages: Quirky, historical, fun, entertaining, great shops
Covent garden is my most beautiful and enticingly magical part of london with street entertainers, beautiful shops, exquisite architecture and most of all it not only states history in each crevice its whole atmousphere is historic and one almost walks through their own timeline with cobbled streets and lit lanterns.
Based in the south west of london covent garden is only a stones throw away from other major places in london such as piccadilly, trafalger and leicester square but it has to be the most endeering. The sqaure set within the centre of the area is beautiful with lined shops from chic cafes, restaurants, markets, handcrafted shops and jewellers.
When you journey to covent garden tube station you wont be travelling up any escalators to the entrance as this station operates its transportation by lifts, people cram themselves in but there are 3 lifts and they are vast, but dont expect to have fun on this journey up and down as when I say crammed I mean crammed. The other alternative with the tube is to walk up the stairs, there but highly unadvisable unless you need to get fit quickly! The exit will immediately pour onto you a wealth of shops, entertainers on the streets with music, tricks, mimes and dancing, as well as scents of perfume and coffee shrieking through the air.
Go to the square and have a coffee in one of the outside areas with outdoor heaters to keep you warm which work well and to sit in the centre with the heater on top of you in the winter and eat hot waffles and hot chocolate or tea is bliss and just something that cant be repeated anywhere. Pastries and coffee in the morning in the outdoor areas are wonderful to look out onto the church and hear the daily life of londerners going about their business.
The cobbled streets ooze history with lanterns hanging and pubs in the courtyards where at weekends you can sometimes hear and watch the opera singers seated performing. The markets are wonderful but very pricey although you will find items to purchase that are of unique quality and many artists reside there.
A great shopping area for all and also has some good status clubs for nightlife lovers. Opera lovers will be drawn to this area having the best opera house in the country, the royal opera house and of course the national ballet resides here also.
It is a haven of cultural beauty and elegance as well as mixed transitions of fun, family events and dreamland show.
Summary: An exquisite part of london which exubes elegance