The best of FREE things to do in Covent Garden

Add some free magic to your Covent Garden visit this Christmas

Christmas 2023 edition

They say the best things in life are free and a visit to Covent Garden doesn't have to cost the world! Read our guide to a low cost day out in London this festive season with our list of the best free things to do in Covent Garden...


Covent Garden Sleigh

Open 9am - 9pm daily, enjoy the ultimate family photo moment with a sleigh selfie in our iconic Santa Sleigh. Restored from an original piece, this handcrafted festive photo experience is at the top of our list for free things to do this Christmas in Covent Garden.



A daily surprise and delight moment on the West Piazza, our snowfall is FREE for all to enjoy. Taking place from 1st - 31st December between 12pm - 9pm, make sure you catch the hourly flurries for added magic to your Covent Garden visit this Christmas.

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The Christmas Tree

Stop and take in the glory of one of London's largest Christmas trees on the West Piazza this winter. The Covent Garden Christmas Tree 🎄With visitors flocking from all over the world to experience Christmas in Covent Garden, our tree has to be one of the most beautiful festive attractions we have to offer.


The Marc Jacobs Pop Up shop

Visit the East Piazza this festive season for the first ever UK Marc Jacobs pop-up shop. The entirely mirrored box will be showcasing the Marc Jacobs Resort Collection including the Crystal Canvas Mini Tote Bag - Exclusively available in Covent Garden.

International Gospel Choir

London International Gospel Choir

Performing every Thursday in Covent Garden, stop and enjoy the music brought to the estate by the voices from the London International Gospel Choir. As part of our Festive Thursdays experiences, be sure to pop by at 6:30pm and 7:15pm to catch a carol or three!

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The Infinity Chamber

Connecting Long Acre to Floral Street, one of the most iconic photo spots in Covent Garden belongs to the magical Infinity Chamber. This route through to the heart of CG is FREE to experience, with the best time to visit being at dusk - to capture the most sparkle!


Covent Garden Street Performers

Covent Garden is a renowned destination for entertainment. From ballet and classical performances at the Royal Opera House to West End productions hosted in theatres surrounding Covent Garden. Entertainers have been a key story in the history of Covent Garden and remain as prominent today. From magicians and singers to dancers and comedy acts, these pop up performances on the West Piazza and inside the famous Market Building add to the magic of a free day out in London.


The Wonder Wood

Returning to the North Piazza once again, the beautiful Wonder Wood is your immediate festive fix if wandering down from Covent Garden Tube on James Street. This festive scene makes for the perfect Christmas photo opportunity and even includes two decorated trees from British brand, Radley London.


Royal Opera House Terrace Views

One of our worst kept secrets for stunning aerial views of the Piazza, the Royal Opera House Terrace Bar. Free to visit during opening hours, the Terrace Bar is a must to experience this winter for unrivalled views looking down on the East and North Piazza and over the Market Building. From people watching to spotting iconic landmarks such as the London Eye, have you climbed the escalators to top of CG?