Covent Garden will bring the best of European summer to the centre of London by hosting the city’s first ever Summer Festival at Covent Garden. Transforming the al-fresco heart of London, Covent Garden’s new concept will take over the East Piazza bringing a Fever Tree Spritz Bar, Wimbledon screenings, daily live music, and a revolving selection of some of the capital’s finest street food brands plus a Stella Artois bar. The Summer Festival terrace will open from 17th June on the iconic East Piazza.
Summer Festival at Covent Garden will welcome a foliage filled Fever Tree bar serving a curated Spritz menu, alongside a Parisian terrace themed Stella Artois bar serving premium beers and Aperitivo nibbles, with both hosting live masterclasses and appearances from London’s top mixologists throughout the Summer. Seating over 200 people and running until end of September, the experience will include family friendly stages and screens to showcase live up-and-coming musical talent performances and daily Wimbledon screenings. London’s top street food merchants will also serve up food delights for visitors – kicking off with STAKEhaus offering Mediterranean meats, tiger prawn surf ‘n turf, hand cut chips, vegan ‘lobster’ roll and a whole lot more; as well as The Churros Shop offering classic churros topped with outstanding sprinkles and a touch of magic, and Instagram ready churros ice cream sandwiches. The Fever Tree bar will also donate £1 per serve to charity Malaria No More UK to combat one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases.
Daily live performances from some of London’s finest grassroots musicians, playing Jazz, Funk, Latin and Roots, will also bring the summer festival vibe to the heart of Covent Garden.
This entertainment experience will accompany Covent Garden’s ongoing cultural programme including public art installations from London artist Lakwena, live open air performances from the Royal Opera House, Summer Piazza pop ups and more throughout the summer.
This summer the estate will also welcome Mrs Riot, a new all day cocktail bar, bistro and live music venue on Henrietta Street, as well Ave Mario, the latest Italian restaurant from the much loved Big Mamma group. It also continues to play host to over 800 outdoor dining seats across 35 restaurants including Petersham Nurseries, SushiSamba, Frenchie, Flat Iron, Ivy Market Grill, Aubaine, Avobar and The Oystermen among others.
For retail therapy, Covent Garden’s has a mix of one-of-a-kind and flagship stores across fashion, beauty and lifestyle in a pedestrianised open-air shopping environment. The area is home to an experiential Tiffany & Co. concept store, the UK’s only Dior Beauty Boutique, Charlotte Tilbury’s first and global flagship store, the UK’s only Tom Ford beauty store, as well as unique shops from Paul Smith, A.P.C, Apple, Chanel, Deciem, Ganni, Tom Davies, Free People and American Vintage amongst others. Joining the very best British and international brands, a double sized Bucherer opened to shoppers in April, a new Vashi flagship in May, while Arc’teryx, Strathberry and Sacred Gold will also open doors on the estate in the coming months.
Summer Festival at Covent Garden will open on 17th June and run until September. For more information and details, please visit coventgarden.london