A Rainy Day in Covent Garden

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is not somewhere that I frequent often, due to my tendency to avoid overcrowded areas, however, on this particular rainy day I had decided to suck it up and explore the area, as I have never really had the chance to. Between the torrential rain, and the fact that it was a weekday, it actually turned out to be surprisingly pleasant to walk around; my usual experiences of Covent Garden include manoeuvring around large groups of people, and squeezing my way through crowds, but this time was fortunately different.

We were trying to budget on this particular day out, so we brought a Clif Bar with us (yum), and bought a vegetable wheatmeal pasty from ‘The West Cornwall Pasty Co.”, which is so good! I was so surprised that a pasty company would have a Vegan option, it’s so tasty, great for on the go and easily a

vailable at many train stations and motorway service stations. They even sell a Thai green pasty now – it doesn’t sound like something that I would like, but I’d definitely give it a try.

Covent Garden

We went into various shops in and around Covent Garden, and I especially loved ‘Pop Boutique‘ because of the cute and retro clothes they had – one day I will be brave enough to buy clothes like this! There were items ranging from the 60s to the 90s kind of style, and I found it particularly difficult to tear myself away from the second hand hoodies and sweaters they had on sale.

And then, true to my slightly boring and less adventurous self, I ended up trailing into ‘Urban Outfitters’ and purchasing a pair of black denim shorts – woops. I am a sucker for Urban Outfitters, but who isn’t? I am now practically living in these black shorts paired with fishnets and a t-shirt…

We found a small and charmingly cluttered astrology shop in the Seven Dials that sold tarot cards, books, birth charts etc. it was so peaceful and interesting to look around – you should definitely go visit if you’re into star signs and anything otherworldly or magical.

Covent Garden

Afterwards, we yet again faced the pouring rain to search for the renowned Neal’s Yard just to snap a quick photograph of it. Fortunately, it’s just as beautiful in real life as it is in the pictures – I recommend coming here if you haven’t yet, I can imagine that it’s perfect for a photo shoot (I didn’t get a decent photo because my camera kept getting wet…)

Although it was empty on the streets, the rain meant that all of the restaurants and coffee places were absolutely full to the brim, but we managed to eventually find a seat in the Black Penny Coffee House. It was around lunchtime so there were plenty of regulars on their lunch breaks; it definitely seemed like a place that locals would go to, so we assumed it must have been good. It’s such a trendy, chic café with bare brick walls and bulbs that hang from the ceiling – they served a few plant milks too which is a huge plus. My cappuccino was delicious, but just a tad small…. Nothing personal, I think I just always have this issue with not having enough coffee.

Covent Garden

Covent Garden

What’s your favourite spot in Covent Garden?

Covent Garden

P.S If you liked this post, here’s another one of me exploring West London.

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  • Christina
    Posted at 00:14h, 06 September Reply

    This looks like a wonderful place to visit! Thanks for sharing the fabulous pictures!:)

  • Emmy - Misadventurous Mummy
    Posted at 12:29h, 05 September Reply

    It’s been so long since I went to London… I am really feeling the need for a return trip!

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  • Sophie Lilley
    Posted at 11:03h, 05 September Reply

    Ahhhhh Jenny! I loveeeeeeee this post. I cannot wait to get back to London and explore covent garden. Thank uuuu so much 🙂 I am now off to read your post about West London.

    • Jenny
      Posted at 11:46h, 05 September Reply

      Thanks so much girl! I hope you enjoy the West London post too. I’m excited for you to get back to London and blog about it aha x

      • Sophie Lilley
        Posted at 11:47h, 05 September Reply

        I’m hoping to move there next year, so lots more posts coming up!
        The west London one wouldn’t load, could you send me link on twitter?


  • Vox
    Posted at 08:41h, 05 September Reply

    Looks like you had a lovely day. Great photos!

  • Ciara
    Posted at 08:35h, 05 September Reply

    Looks great, and no crowds. Some great spots. My fave is Neal’s Yard as I work for them and love their products. I’m sure it smells fab

  • Jeni Jann
    Posted at 16:20h, 31 August Reply

    Looks fab!!! The astrology shop is an unusual find!!

  • Jeni hann
    Posted at 16:19h, 31 August Reply

    The astrology shop looks awesome!! Very unusual too!!

  • Jeni Hann
    Posted at 16:18h, 31 August Reply

    Love the look of the astrology shop!! How unusual!! Looks like you had a great time!!

  • Trish
    Posted at 12:34h, 31 August Reply

    When I went to London I don’t think I made it to covenant garden. If I ever go back I will have to follow your lead and go on a rainy day, I love the rain.

    • Jenny
      Posted at 12:40h, 31 August Reply

      Aw that sounds great, I hope you get to go sometime soon!

  • La Shell
    Posted at 01:12h, 30 August Reply

    Beautiful place! I’m just lusting over the food!

  • Gabbski
    Posted at 16:46h, 29 August Reply

    I love covent garden! It has so much to offer. And you’re right, Neal’s Yard is so beautiful – instagram worthy! A must see for anyone visiting London!

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