I’m pretty confident Bing Crosby wasn’t singing about Covent Garden all those years ago, but here in 2021, you can be sure we’ll be singing about Covent Garden all season long. The piazza is already home to 115,000 lights, London’s largest hand-picked tree, and giant mistletoe chandeliers, but in a bid to make Christmas even more magical, Covent Garden will now be dusted with a sprinkling of snow each day!
We’ve been watching the weather forecasts recently, and it looks like this is the only snowfall on the horizon (sleet? Maybe. Snow? Nope.) It’s also the only way of guaranteeing snow this winter, and should make your festive snaps even more wintry. Best of all, the snow – which you’ll find falling in front of that giant Christmas tree – has been created to be entirely sustainable.
Mesmerising as snowfall in Central London is, it’s far from the only enchanting thing to see at Covent Garden this year. Quite aside from all the decorations (read more about them here), you’ll also have access to a host of new openings around Covent Garden, including our storey townhouse 3 Henrietta Street; Big Mamma group’s latest sensation Ave Mario or Asma Khan’s Darjeeling Express. Plus, of course, you’ll find usual favourites including SushiSamba, Balthazar, Frenchie and more.
Plus, a Christmas Sandwich festival will also be making its debut, held across a number multiple beloved Covent Garden restaurants, as well as new pop-ups offering novelty Christmas sandwiches that include The Smokey Gaucho, Mr Pig Stuff, The Cheese Toaster, and many more.
Really, we can’t think of a better way of enjoying a white Christmas while remaining in the capital! Flurries of snow will cover the area by the famous Christmas tree every hour between midday – 7pm until December 27.
Also published on Medium.