What's Happening in Covent Garden

We’ve rounded up the best events in Covent Garden to help you plan your next visit. Whether it’s events on the Piazza, seasonal collections in-store or discovering the latest new openings in the neighbourhood, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you're searching for day trips to Covent Garden or planning ahead, add these goings-on to your Covent Garden bucket list...

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The Charity Auction

Live now until 9pm Sunday 27th November

Covent Garden is proud to partner with charity Only A Pavement Away, to auction off money-can’t-buy prizes from hotels, shops & restaurants across the neighbourhood.

Running from 9am Thursday 24th November until 9pm Sunday 27th November 2022, the ‘Gift For Good’ charity auction will donate all proceeds to Only A Pavement Away, who work alongside a number of foodbanks & homeless charity Crisis, to provide pathways out of homelessness into purposeful employment within hospitality.

Highlights this year include:

·        A 1 night stay for two in Covent Garden at the Henrietta Hotel
·        5-course tasting menu with wine pairing for two at Frenchie
·        Four tickets to see Disney’s FROZEN the Musical
·        Mulberry Little Softie Bag
·        Tiffany & Co. crystal tree ornaments
·        Dinner for two at Ave Mario
·        Plus lots from Guerlain, Aesop, The Londoner Hotel, The Oystermen, UGG, The NoMad Hotel, Free People, Missoma, Penhaligon's, Sticks 'n' Sushi and more!

→ Place your bids now!
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Christmas in Covent Garden

Lights live everyday from 11am - midnight until 3rd January

From 8th November, Covent Garden's world famous Christmas lights will officially turn on from that morning, bringing the festive spirit to all visitors. London's most eye-catching neighbourhood with sparkle with festive joy with over 115,000 lights, mirror balls, giant mistletoe sprigs and giant baubles, as well as the iconic 60ft British-grown Christmas tree decorating the estate.

Covent Garden’s festive lights will sparkle daily from 11am - midnight from 8th November until 3rd January 2023, bringing you the ultimate Christmas destination to enjoy this winter.

→ Christmas in Covent Garden
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Dolce&Gabbana Holiday Market Pop Up

The special Holiday Market from the luxury Italian fashion house brings colour and typical symbols of Sicilian folklore to the Piazza, with the super-Instagrammable retail pop-up now open until 15th January 2023.

→ Learn more here
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NEW for 2022, Christmas Sleigh

📍 West Piazza South Hall, Covent Garden 
🗓 November 8th 

New for 2022, take a seat in the Covent Garden Christmas Sleigh, providing the ultimate festive photo moment. The traditionally decorated Sleigh, located in the South Hall of the Market Building, will be a sustainably sourced, reconditioned 1884 carriage hand painted by British artist James Gemmill.

*Please note no reindeer or Santa himself will be visiting with the Covent Garden sleigh. From 9pm - 9am the sleigh will be roped off.


L’OR Coffee: L’Art Du Café

📍4 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden 
🗓 23rd November - 23rd December

Premium coffee brand L’OR is bringing its smooth and rich aromas to Covent Garden, with the launch of its first ever pop-up – L’OR L’Art Du Café. The immersive space celebrates the recent launch of the L’OR Barista Sublime Coffee Machine - a unique double spouted machine, which means that two drinks can be made at once.

Shoppers can visit L’OR L’Art Du Café daily for a superior coffee experience away from the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden’s streets. The Mocktail and Cocktail Bar will sell a bespoke range of drinks created exclusively for L’OR L’Art Du Café.

The retail space includes a tasting experience to try a range of L’OR coffee capsules, immersing the senses in a vibrant world of coffee flavours and aromas, with L’OR’s coffee artists on hand.

Opening hours

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm

Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

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The Christmas Sandwich Festival

📍 Covent Garden Piazza and participating restaurants
🗓 3rd - 10th December 2022

Get ready for those festive feels this winter with the Covent Garden Christmas Sandwich Festival. Enjoy all the trimmings as you wrap up warm for a toasted treat across the Piazza or dine inside as some of London's best restaurants wrap up those Christmas flavours in a sandwich special.

Stay tuned for more information on dates and venues.

→ Christmas Sandwich Festival
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Snowfall in Covent Garden

The Covent Garden snowfall starts daily from 1st December, with hourly flurries from midday until 9pm. Experience the magic for free, adding a festive surprise and delight to your CG visit. Taking place until 31st December on the West Piazza.

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The Wonder Wood

📍 North Piazza, Covent Garden
🗓 From 8th November

Back by popular demand is the Market Building’s stunning Wonder Wood where visitors can discover an array of festive trees expertly decorated by Covent Garden’s horticultural team as well as some of the estate’s finest brands. This Christmas at the Wonder Wood, visitors are invited to scan the QR codes amongst the trees, to make a direct donation to children’s charity Cash4Kids. Donations will go towards the charities ‘Mission Christmas’ which ensures that no child goes without a present under the tree on Christmas Day.

Spot two of our branded trees at the centre of our Wonder Wood, beautifully designed by Radley London

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Festive Thursdays in Covent Garden

📍Covent Garden 
🗓Every Thursday in November and December (from 10th November)

Make it your festive mission to visit Covent Garden on a thursday this Christmas time to make the most of late night shopping, in-store events, exclusive discounts and magical moments!

→ Festive Thursdays
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea

Experience the ultimate afternoon tea for the whole family, from big kids to children, immerse yourself in the world of Roald Dahl's magical literature with the Charlie and Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych.

→ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
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Free Gin Tasting Experience at Bullards Gin

📍 28 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden
🗓 All year long

Enjoy an afternoon of gin delights at Bullards Gin store. From FREE gin tasting to cocktail masterclasses and the perfect serve - The ideal activity for drop ins or occasion experiences.

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A wander down Floral Street

Have you visited Floral Street to see our rainbow painted bollards? Take a wander through one of the best shopping streets in London to discover our vibrant addition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Pride marches. Our rainbow hues are live for a limited time only so don't miss your chance to capture the perfect shot.

Be sure to take your Floral Street selfie and tag us at @coventgardenldn to be featured on our Instagram stories.

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What's On at the Royal Opera House

Whether you're new to ballet and opera or you've loved them all your life, Royal Opera House something for you.

From incredible tours, free family activities to extraordinary lunchtime experiences there is always something happening in the Royal Opera House.

→ Royal Opera House

Plan your visit

24 Hours in Covent Garden

If you had 24 hours to spend in Covent Garden, what would you do? Discover our guide to 24 hours in Covent Garden.

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72 Hours in Covent Garden

Three days in Covent Garden? You lucky thing! Discover our guide to spending 72 hours in Covent Garden.

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One-of-a-kind in-store experiences

With over 200 stores to choose from, Covent Garden is one of London’s hottest shopping destinations.

From complimentary beauty makeovers to monogramming and personalisation services, we’ve rounded up the very best services and experiences on offer in the area.

→ In-store experiences