Welcome to a new series! Considering the city of lights, shopping and afternoon tea is right on my doorstep, why not post more about it! In this series, I'll be exploring my favourite coffee pit-stops, hidden gems, and touristy must-see's - all in my favourite neighborhoods. Today we're exploring Covent Garden - the best place to go if you're looking for buzzy atmosphere, a cool shopping experience and tasty food.
One of Covent Garden's best dining options and among London’s top tapas bars, Opera Tavern serves Spanish-Italian dishes in the cosy setting of a former pub.
A polished imitation of the New York one- itself an interpretation of a buzz-tastic French brasserie. Booking is absolutely essential for here!
The best secret jaunt in London! Hidden away in the colourful rainbow of Neal's Yard, this very instagram-worthy pizza place will serve you up the biggest pizza you've ever seen, with deliciously unique flavour combinations.
Bageriet Swedish Café
I'm dying to try this little gem. This Scandi bakery serves scrumptious sweet and savoury treats. I hear you must try their 'kannelbullar' (cinammon buns).
Possibly my favourite Italian restaurant of all times, or is that a too bigger statement? I think it's too true to deny - this Venetian restaurant is to. die. for. The perfect place to go for with friends and family as you order lots of small plates and all share and dig in together! I highly recommend their pork and fennel meatballs....sorry to make your mouth water.
Monmouth travels the world to discover the best coffee, and their dedication shows. Coffee shops from all over London brew Monmouth, so why not grab a cup from the original company? Behold - this is the place to grab coffee, so don't expect to find an empty seat!
A very tumblr-esque place that brews some of the best coffee in town. This cozy, chic café is the perfect place to enjoy a more-than-delicious flat white.
TY Seven Dials
Coffee/tea gourmet brews, all-day breakfast, simple snacks and freshly baked cakes in a very, trendy spot. A great little jaunt if you're looking for somewhere to study, work or read.
This brand new Swedish stationary store is the shop of all dreams! They sell just about anything and at a pretty reasonable price too.
Chanel Beauty Pop-Up
This Chanel beauty store is any blogger or makeup maven's dream.
Larson and Jennings
This new, up-and-coming watch shop is a clean, minimalistic and contemporary store that sells beautiful Swiss-made watches in an array of sizes and colours.
TO DRINK AND DANCE:
With expert bartenders shaking up beautiful bespoke cocktails daily, this basement bar is the perfect place to drink and dance the night away. With top DJ's playing every weekend, this place is a great stop for after-work drinks, sophisticated parties and entertaining clients.
This late-night, full-on American bar is filled with checked shirt bartenders, live bands, a little karaoke and all-night US-style eats.
With crystal chandeliers and comfy seats for the bar, and neon lights with chic booths for the club, this popular hot spot is the place to be when the sun goes down.
Okay, this may be nearer to Piccadilly Circus than Covent Garden, however, I couldn't give this one a miss. Sip cocktails and dance the night away on the 1970's-style dancefloor at one of London's most-loved clubs.
And that's it! Of course, there are so many other amazing things to do, eat and see in Covent Garden but I've just a picked a few of my faves. If you have any recommendations of anything then leave them in the comments below or tweet me! Hope you all enjoy this new series!