The best of FREE things to do in Covent Garden

Add some free magic to your Covent Garden visit this Christmas

Christmas 2022 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 and NEW for 2022 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 midday - 9pm, make sure you catch the hourly flurries for added magic to your Covent Garden visit this Christmas.


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 🎄 and decorations are twinkling from 11am - midnight daily. 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 Dolce&Gabbana Pop Up shop

The Dolce&Gabbana Pop Up shop is an immersive installation to the North Piazza, opposite the Royal Opera House Arcade. This Italian Holiday Market is one of a kind, with hundreds of festive lights shining bright. However, whilst the shop itself is not free, the beauty of the artistic exterior is for all to enjoy!

Interested in learning more about the Dolce&Gabbana pop up?


London International Gospel Choir

Performing every Thursday evening at the Wonder Wood, stop and enjoy the music brought to Covent Garden 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!


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?