Neals Yard Covent Garden

Why I Love London: Street Fairs

One of my favourite things about London are visiting the street fairs that occur periodically in different parts of the city.  At the street fairs you really get a sense of the string of villages that were put together to create London as we know it today.

Covent Garden street fair

A couple of weeks ago we went to the Seven Dials section of Covent Garden for their street fair. Although the day started off raining, the afternoon turned glorious with sunshine and blue sky.  People were hanging out in the column that marks the centre of Seven Dials. Around the column, a little area of fake grass with beach chairs was set up so that you could listen to the band playing.

The shops were open and people were wandering around exploring the different cobblestone streets that create a maze in this area.

Covent Garden stores

I loved that there was an artist on hand at Superga to create customised footwear. How cool are these trainers?

Superga footwear

Did I mention the food?  Some of the restaurants set up stalls in their store fronts and other vendors set up stalls on the streets.  Benefit, the cosmetics company, was doing treatments and selling cupcakes for charity.

The Neal’s Yard is a nice surprise of colour as you turn off a little path into the square.  Of course, Neal’s Yard Dairy was a stop we had to make for its fabulous cheeses.

Neals Yard Covent Garden

Like many other parts of London, you find great street art in Covent Garden too.

Covent Garden street art

When the question is posed – anyone for Pimms?  The correct answer is always yes!! I had my first Pimms of the summer and all felt right with the world.

Pimms bike

We had a wonderful time at the Seven Dials fair.  I’m looking forward to the next one we always attend, the Marylebone Summer Fayre, which in the past has been held on Father’s Day Weekend.  This year though it is being held on June 28th but I’ve got it pencilled in my calendar already!

I am joining Lauren at The Lifestyle Diaries at her monthly link-up exploring London.  I realise that I have lived in London for umpteen years, absolutely love it but rarely blog about it. I focus on all the places where we travel and forget about the great place where we are living. Hopefully, this monthly post will inspire me to write more about living in London.

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Shobha

I am an American expat based in London with my travel-loving family. I write at Just Go Places Blog about luxury, cultural and family travel.

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