Young in the City :- Covent Garden

Young in the City ventures to Covent Garden.

My little sister has committed to some dance classes in Covent Garden Pineapple studios so we’ve got into a habit of every time she comes to London we venture some where different or in our case a flash back to our childhood.IMG_1881
Every year every summer when we were younger our family used to have these big days out to London, living in Tring it was a short ride into London. We used to get up super early and head into London, sometimes going to theatres or even tours and attractions but we always always always ended up in Covent Garden Market. Being younger this market always seemed like a kids heaven with so many cool shops, attractions and even performers. This is why Jordana and I thought it was a great idea I relive our youth. IMG_1821 2
Now you can get off at Covent Garden and walk down to the Market square, there even a short walk from Tottenham Court Road walking past Google HQ… You can miss it its a huge bright coloured building. Personally I like getting off at Leister Sq and walk through the back streets, strolling upon boutique shops and art galleries.
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Close to Leister square station there is a small road on you left hand side as if your waking towards the Thames, look up and you’ll find a road called Cecil Court. If you follow this street it will lead you on to New Row, along this row there is a hat makers, Art Galleries but my nose always hunts out treasures and in particular an old school sweet shop called Hardys… obvioulsy on this particular day I did treat myself.
New Row ends and King street starts, this is a main street that leads on to Covent Garden… A slightly alternative route for you to venture down next time your in the area.
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Now for the OOTD, we’ve gone for a khaki green and black combo. All week we’ve had rain, there’s a feel of Autumn is in the air but that shan’t stop me from showing a tad bit of flesh… The playsuit is from H&M, its a light material so even with the long sleeves the outfit will keep you cool in 20c heat.
Incase it gets a little nippy later on I wore this black leather jacket from Newlook. Leather jackets are brilliant to give that smart casual appeal. Shoes were these punk flatforms allowing a walkable height.
Tassel bag is from H&M to provide affective trimming, other accessories include a bow headband from H&M and a black and gold belt also from H&M.
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Necklaces included this multiple strand in black and gold H&M as well as this flower chocker from TopShop.
After the sister and I have our greet and meet we headed over to Covent Garden Market to have a stroll around the stands, stalls and glare at the multiple performers around the area.
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IMG_1914 2Walking around Covent Garden meant we worked up an appetite, thus when we approached this most beautiful exterior decorated restaurant we were quite literally sucked in.
Palm court Brasserie reminds me of the TV series Mr Selfridge as Selfridges once had a Palm court Restaurant in their facility… many many years ago obviously. Dont ask me if its  related on purpose as I haven’t got the foggiest but from the interior decor it does have that rustic 1940’s-1950’ feel to it. A grand bar as you walk in, cushioned bunkets and vintage posters positioned on that walls.
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The food we order was far from old and retro. Jordana ordered Fish and Chips and I had an extremely tasty Israeli Couscous, Roast vegetable and Goats Cheese dish.
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We opted against having desserts in the restaurant as we wanted something really really naughty, like a cupcakes or ice cream.
Jordana wanted to find a modernised vintage shop where they rework vintage items.. called Pop boutique which was situated in the main strip of shop directed opposite Covent Garden Market walking towards Tottenham Court Road.
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Lucky for us and well we saw it as fate… we walked part Lolas Cupcakes… yes I know, most possibly the best cupcakes ever made… call me an obsessed fan I know but for a very summer special they were promoting their own Cupcake Sundae, in my eyes one of the best creation known to man… well maybe just for warm weather.
Here I gorged on a Red Velvet cupcake with vanilla ice cream and topped up with whipped cream. Yurp, I was determined to make this an epic cheat day as I would hate to think how many calories I devoured in one sitting ouches!
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I hope you like this Blog on Covent Garden, its trying to show you the different places around Covent Garden that hasn’t been spoilt and that are tucked away from the naked eye. Three things you must try out when your around that area…
1)Palm Court Brassie
  1. Pop Boutique on Monmouth street
  2. Lola’s Cupcake Sundea.
Enjoy xx
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