Covent Garden is a great outdoor mall with plenty of restaurants, entertainment and music. Situated on the eastern fringes of West End London, this place has a great vibe and it’s clearly a great time to spend with friends and family. Just on numbers, this entertainment and shopping area has about 13 theatres, over 60 pubs, and many trendy shopping lodges. It was such a unique experience because they also had street performers and musicians throughout the area. At the bottom level, I was able to watch a musical group who were playing all string instruments from violins to cello. During the performance, one of the spectators who were sitting at a table had a cell phone which started ringing, so the violinist came up right into the spectator’s ear while he was playing as if he was telling him, “please turn off your cell phone.” He did it in such a funny way which made the audience laugh quite a bit
That night, I was meeting my cousin who lives in London for dinner at Covent garden, but we also went to one of the local pubs to have some drinks after. I don’t remember the name of the pub, but when I looked at the drink menu, it had a list of about 30 countries, and underneath each country, it listed 3 or 4 alcoholic drinks associated with that particular country. For example, my cousin had a Peroni which hails from Italy. I had a Belgium beer, and it was a typical fruit flavored beers which is traditional in Belgium . It was a great atmosphere and the pub was completely packed with mostly Londoners. The terrace was filled with men in suits so it was pretty clear that this was a hot spot for locals to go after work. At the end of the night, I was sad to leave, but I’ll be headed back to Covent Garden in a couple nights so that I can introduce this great pub to friends. This time, I’ll make sure to get the name of the pub so I can share with the rest of the world! Cheers!
- Tatiana Bertolo