Time Out – A Girls Day Out In Covent Garden

 

A girls day out was arranged and we decided to travel to Covent Garden. It was the perfect timing for a rest away from unpacking and sorting out the new house. Actually, I couldn’t think of anything nicer than to travel to Covent garden. Shop, eat, catch a show and then spend the night in a good quality Covent Garden Hotel for the night. I might treat myself to that later.

Moving away from London a couple of weeks ago has not left me as sad as I thought. A train into London is a mere 20-30 minutes and whichever underground I choose for my destination doesn’t take long. I will constantly be travelling into London and seeing the in-laws regular enough too, so I will get plenty of my London fix!

 

 

A perfect day for travelling. hasn’t the weather has been glorious? I travelled to Covent Garden with my cousin Vicki. Very camera shy, so there are no photos of her here. I tried!

It feels weird travelling to somewhere I lived so near to for a day out too, but I realised that although I’ve chatted about a lot of places in London, Covent Garden hasn’t been one of them. So if your thinking of heading into London for a day out and you want to explore, here’s a little taster for you.

 

 

Covent garden is by no means a quiet place. There’s so much to see and do. High-end boutiques, the likes of Dior, right down to a lower-priced indoor market with quirky items for sale. And a few lanes of shops selling interesting items that you might not have heard of before too.

 

 

 

As soon as we arrived there was a showman performing tricks and he had captured a good audience including myself. There’s always something to watch either outside in the square or inside surrounding the bars. You could be entertained all day!

 

 

Inside, there was a singer/comedian in one of the restaurants, with another large captured audience. There’s everything here for a good day out. Good shopping, good food and good entertainment.

 

 

 

 

Rows of quirky shops mixed together. I found The Abnormal Company by Deciem interesting & just the architecture of the buildings is a joy to the eye.

 

 

There are always beautiful floral displays in Covent garden. Each time I’ve had a day out there’s something different to see.

 

 

It was such a gorgeous day, we decided to have lunch outside. Vyta was a great place to sit and people watch.

 

 

Nothing pleases me more than a good cup of strong tea! The Noir tea that I had was delicious and I’ve already got some on order for at home.

 

 

More watching entertainers. I would have been quite happy just watching them all day. The time, however, was going so quick on this day out, and we wanted to browse as many shops as possible. You’d be walking along though and spot another entertainer and you just had to stop for a look!

 

A day out exploring new shops with a girlfriend is always a good day!

 

 

Melissa looked intriguing. An accessories brand for adults and children. Remember the jelly shoes?

 

 

Everything is  made out of PVC there were even platform shoes! The Melissa brand also collaborates alongside famous designers such as Patrick Cox and Vivien Westwood. How these accessories were made was really interesting. The design detail was amazing.

 

 

I was very tempted to buy the mules/slippers. They would be hardworking and all completely washable. This shop was for the trendsetters, people who are really into quirky fashion. You can take a look at the brand here 

 

 

Africology was full of gorgeous room fragrances, candles and beauty potions. I was tempted to buy the eye pillow, a weighted eye mask to help you relax. I’ve got a feeling I will need it in the next few months whilst decorating! They have an award by the Woman & Home magazine and I’m wondering if any of you know of this brand? New to me.

 

A little bit of sparkle…

 

 

Whenever I have been to Covent Garden Carat is the shop I make a bee-line for. There’s some beautiful jewellery to be had and it’s not overly priced for how gorgeous it is.

 

 

I love all the dainty stacking rings, I’ve been wanting to start a collection for some time. It’s so hard to choose which one or two or three!

 

 

So, what did we take home with us?

 

 

 

Vicki treated herself to a primer and foundation from The Ordinary. A brand that’s obviously very popular because the shop was constantly packed out with customers. We returned three times to take photos in the shop and it was busy every time. I look forward to hearing Vicki’s views on these two items to see if it stands up to all the hype.

 

 

I purchased my first stacking ring from Carat London. I’m really pleased with it and I’m looking forward to adding the second (hint for Christmas) Do take a look at all the sparkle here

 

What I wore

 

 

A pit stop at Tower Hill station to get the train home. You may remember the post where I chatted about mixing the Baukjen items that I have in my wardrobe? You can catch the post here This time I mixed the Emin Blazer with the Off White Cigarette Pants. Accessories are comfortable Mules from Marks And Spencer (sold out) And the Cross Body Bag from Laura Ashley.

I would like to thank Hotels.com for collaborating with me for this day out. I will certainly be looking at staying in a Covent Garden Hotel “>Example Linkfor my next trip there. I couldn’t think of a better way to finish the perfect day out. “The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own.”

 

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26 Comments

  1. October 1, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    I’ve never been to Covent Garden – it’s on my list for future trips to London. The ring is so pretty and delicate, great choice. I love your outfit – that pink jacket is gorgeous!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  2. October 1, 2019 / 12:30 pm

    Sounds like so much fun and I adore your pink blazer 🙂 xx

  3. September 30, 2019 / 10:31 pm

    Oh how I love Covent Garden and how awesome it is! Miss having it on my doorstep these days! You look absolutely amazing and totally sassy – looks like you had a fab time! Sim x #PoCoLo

  4. September 29, 2019 / 4:02 pm

    Looks like a perfect girls day shopping, I love Covent Garden it been too long for me. I love the jelly mules x x

  5. September 27, 2019 / 10:05 pm

    Love Covent Garden. Thanks for all the wonderful photos.

  6. September 27, 2019 / 7:11 pm

    The market looks like so much fun. I was amazed at the piano filled to the brim with flowers. Just gorgeous. Your outfit was very nicely put together. Loved the blazer and the mules. A very classy combination.

  7. September 26, 2019 / 10:23 pm

    Oh wow, what a fantastic day! If ever I make my way to London, I do think I would enjoy a day spent at Covent Garden! I love this pink and white outfit on you and those sandals are superb. Such a beautiful stacking ring, too!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  8. September 25, 2019 / 7:21 pm

    That looks like a lovely day out! I’ve always loved Covent Garden, although I imagine it must have changed a bit since I was last there. Less than half an hour’s journey by train to London: that must be heaven. You’ve really got the best of both worlds! xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      September 26, 2019 / 11:25 am

      Thanks Ann. My plans to visit are working out well with the time it takes. I hadn’t been to covent Garden during the day for around a year and I was amazed at the changes in that short space of time. I hope you get to visit again soon xx

    • laurie
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      September 26, 2019 / 11:26 am

      Thanks Karen. I think I can say that the Pink Blazer is my most worn of 2019 so far. I’ve lived in it! xx

  9. September 25, 2019 / 8:07 am

    Covent Garden looks fantastic in your photos. Very eclectic mix of shops. Those jelly shoes look interesting!

    • laurie
      Author
      September 26, 2019 / 11:27 am

      Gail. If you get to visit, do pop into that shop. It was really unusual and worth a look xx

    • laurie
      Author
      September 26, 2019 / 11:28 am

      Hi Bella. Yes, I love the performers! And I’m glad you like the outfit xx

  10. September 24, 2019 / 12:44 pm

    Love your pink blazer! It’s so cool there’s a The Ordinary shop near you – there is one store here that stocks it and I love the serums, but I haven’t seen any of the makeup yet in Australia!

    Hope that your week is off to a great start 🙂

  11. September 23, 2019 / 2:18 pm

    What a fun outing! Every one deserves a day or night out!

    • laurie
      Author
      September 23, 2019 / 11:02 pm

      Oh yes! Trouble is we don’t do it often enough!

  12. September 23, 2019 / 2:01 pm

    What a fun time. I love being able to get out with my best girlfriend. We don’t live in the same town, but when we are able to get together, it is always fun. Love the cute stacking ring and your outfit is perfect for a day out. – Amy

    • laurie
      Author
      September 23, 2019 / 10:56 pm

      It’s amazing how you can never not have so much to speak with each other about too. The time just flew by Amy.

  13. September 22, 2019 / 8:06 pm

    What a delightful time you had, Laurie!! So much to see and do and glorious weather too – it looks like London truly turned it on for you!! I love strong tea too and this one sounds fab! Hope your week is a good one and I’m glad you’ve settled in well to your new residence – and with no regrets!
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

    • laurie
      Author
      September 23, 2019 / 9:58 am

      Thanks Donna. It was a fabulous day. Well earned after the move. The house is going to take ages to get right but watch this space because I’m going to share the journey xx

  14. September 22, 2019 / 7:10 pm

    This really does look like a good day out, I love Coven Garden, but don’t get there nearly enough. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week Laurie. Jacqui Mummabstylish.

    • laurie
      Author
      September 23, 2019 / 10:55 pm

      It was a great day in the best company of my cousin Jacqui. This is one of the reasons it was good to move back home.

  15. September 22, 2019 / 6:14 pm

    That s a good day out! And such a beautiful ring!

    • laurie
      Author
      September 23, 2019 / 10:54 pm

      Thanks Nancy. I could spend a small fortune in that shop!

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