This December, Covent Garden will launch London’s Mulled Wine & More Celebration - ‘The Winter Warmer Fortnight’ serving over 100 varieties of the traditional Christmas tipple, hot toddies, teas and more, alongside festive dishes and treats. Running for a fortnight from Thursday 10th December, London’s most festive enclave will welcome everyone to pick up or dine in with a Christmassy drink from one of the area’s much-loved dining hot spots including Balthazar, Frenchie, Sushisamba, Mariage Frères, Ladurée, La Goccia, or from the Mirabeau, Dirty Martini or The Oystermen pop up bars. From traditional mulled options to creative twists on hot wines including mulled Rosé, spiced punch, hot apple cider, sake and mocktails, The Winter Warmer Fortnight will put everyone in festive spirits.
As part of the celebration Dirty Martini, The Oystermen and Award winning Rosé brand Mirabeau will pop up on the Piazza to join the festivities. With an après ski-style bar, Dirty Martini and Diageo will be serving hot drinks including the Tanqueray Spiced Cranberry and Clementine Punch, Johnnie Walker Ginger Toddy, Bailey’s Hot Chocolate and Belsazar Glühwein (Mulled Wine). On the opposite side of the Piazza, The Oystermen will sell mulled wine and coffee cocktails with the perfect view of Covent Garden’s iconic Christmas tree and daily snowfall. Rosé fans can also head to the Mirabeau pop up bar on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December, where the classic Rosé will be given a mulled twist. The area’s famous Mulled Wine Cart will also return to the Market Building to warm up visitors with a Hot Spiced Apple Cider or Festive Mulled Wine, to go alongside their sweet delights such as a rich mince pie, Gingerbread men, chocolate brownie or chocolate muffin.
Covent Garden has 11 heated al fresco terraces including SUSHISAMBA, VyTA, Laduree, Frenchie, Petersham Nurseries' La Goccia, Buns & Buns, Le Pain Quotidien, The Ivy Market Grill, Shake Shack, Aubaine and Tuttons so visitors will be spoilt for choice when picking the perfect setting to enjoy Mulled Wine and more.
Restaurants across Covent Garden have added innovative festive drinks to their menus to bring Christmas spirit to those dining in and enjoying festive menus. Providing a Japanese twist, Sticks ‘n’ Sushi will serve Mulled Sake and MEATliquor will pack a punch with exclusive Woodford bourbon and Woodford rye whisky serves. Tea enthusiasts should visit Mariage Frères to taste one of its seven varieties of special mulled wine infused with Christmas tea, or Whittard for a mulled wine tea that blends blackberry leaves, apple and essence of cloves. The Ivy Market Grill will delight diners with a Cognac Mulled Wine or Hot Grasshopper, a hot version of the classic “After Eight” cocktail and Balthazar will offer those eating in a choice of festive serves including the Balthazar Snowflake, Christmas Eve Negroni, The Magic Red Store, The Vintage Cane or Sugar Strawberry Fairy.
For a fruity serve, visitors should stop at By CHLOE for a Mulled Apple Juice, or for the person who prefers a glass of white over red, Aubaine will offer a signature White Mulled Wine. Buns and Buns, Chez Antoinette, Sushisamba and Crusting Pipe will serve up traditional Mulled Wine, while The Gentlemen Baristas will delight guests with a full festive drinks menu including mint, orange and cinnamon and mocha hot chocolates topped with marshmallows.
Laduree will offer takeaway mulled wine in store, RedFarm will have a 2-4-1 offer on house wines for the duration of The Winter Warmer Fortnight and Cinnamon Bazaar will provide an alternative to Mulled Wine with their warming Garam Masala Festive Pudding. Floral by LIMA will offer takeaway mulled wine every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 8pm.
This Christmas Covent Garden is home to 115,000 Christmas lights, daily snowfall each hour from 12pm to 6pm, a family friendly LEGO experience, enchanting Wonder Wood and Henrietta Hotel’s festively famous Miracle pop up bar. With incredible fashion and beauty brands including Chanel, Tom Ford, Burberry, Paul Smith, GANNI, and more, Covent Garden is the place to pick up the perfect gift, with Tiffany & Co., N Peal, Dior, Molton Brown, Atelier Cologne, Jo Malone, Godiva, Pandora, Miller Harris, L’Occitane and Chanel offering bespoke gift wrapping.
Situated in a traffic free pedestrianised environment, with one of a kind al fresco experiences, world-class dining concepts, new festive menus and an unrivalled selection of gifts, alongside a dazzling Christmas light display, Covent Garden is London’s most magical neighbourhood and the best destination to celebrate the festive season.