Picnic On Covent Garden's World Famous Piazza

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London’s chicest picnic location launches in Covent Garden ahead of this week’s heatwave

  • London set to hit 32°C/89.6°F this week
  • Covent Garden is home to a new al fresco, socially distanced, picnic area on the iconic Piazza
  • Takeaway options from foodie favourites including Frenchie, SUSHISAMBA, Din Tai Fung, Laduree, Oystermen and ice cream legends Morellis
  • 15 min cycle from Kings Cross; 25 min cycle from Shoreditch; 35 min cycle from Chelsea and Notting Hill and Clapham; 2 min walk from Leicester Square tube

With the mercury rising and this week set to be the hottest week of the year so far (32°C/89.6°F), Covent Garden is London's chicest picnic spot.

Visitors are invited to bask in the sunshine in Covent Garden’s brand new al fresco picnic area, situated on the East Piazza. The new rainbow-coloured socially-distanced al fresco seating area spanning the East Piazza, offers every visitor the chance to take a seat, meet friends and enjoy a bite in historic central London.

The al fresco seating area will be open daily from 11am – 8pm for the community and visitors, whether enjoying a takeaway meal or simply taking a break from shopping. All visitors will be encouraged to follow a one-way system of entry, with all seats and tables spaced 2 metres apart. Seats and tables will be cleaned after every use, with hand sanitiser stations upon entry and exit.

With many of the area’s most loved restaurants open for take away, it’s the perfect opportunity for visitors to pick up sushi rolls and crispy taquitos from SUSHISAMBA; a box of bacon scones from Frenchie; a pistachio and vanilla ice cream or afternoon tea from Laduree; iced mocktails and pizza from Buns & Buns; fish and chips from OystermenDin Tai Fung’s signature dumplings, or a delicious Italian gelato from Venchi - and dine outside in the heart of London.

For visitors wanting to explore the shops, many of Covent Garden's iconic brands have reopened offering new consumer experiences for shoppers. Apple, Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, Tiffany & Co., Penhaligons, Dior, Mulberry, Aesop, N Peal, APC, Atelier Cologne, Claudie Pierlot, Deciem, Free People and Lacoste amongst others have now reopened with new safety and social distancing measures in place.