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"Xmas tree: Upon reaching the Covent Garden Piazza, be sure to catch a glimpse of London's tallest Christmas tree, towering at over 55 feet and adorned with an impressive 30,000 twinkling lights! 🎄💡 Snow flurries 9th November - 27th December, experience hourly snow flurries across the West Piazza from 12 pm to 9 pm! ❄️ It's a FREE enchanting experience, and I guarantee it will immerse you in the joyful Christmas spirit! 🎄✨ Xmas installation For the first time in almost a decade, Covent Garden has unveiled a new Christmas installation inspired by traditional golden bells. 🎄 Explore Covent Garden's renowned Christmas lights, featuring over 40 gigantic bells adorned with bows, 12 giant baubles, and 8 spinning mirror balls, all showcased in our iconic Market Building! ✨🔔 Apple Market Take a leisurely stroll and explore the beautiful handcrafted clothes and jewelry at the Apple Market. 🛍️✨ As you continue your stroll downstairs, you might be serenaded by an opera singer or entertained by street artists showcasing their talents. 🎶🎭 Tea tasting: Make sure to drop by Whittard, and don't miss the opportunity to indulge in FREE tea and chocolate tasting! ☕🍫 Swing Seat Make your feed more festive than ever this winter with the Covent Garden Swing Seat, dressed up in all its Christmas glory! Based next to the Wonder Wood on the North Piazza, strike a pose for the ultimate Instagram moment and an immediate festive fix. Frozen Forest: Immerse yourself in the Froxen Forest on the North Piazza where the Xmas decorations are dusted with daily flurries of snow every hour from 12pm until 7pm accompanied by the instrumental rendition of 'Let it Go' ❄️ Lego Watch out for the LEGO pop up. The 2021 concept for the legendary brick makers is a'Christmas Carousel of Creativity' which is inspired by the 2021 LEGO Holiday TV advert. "
"🇬🇧 Covent Garden in London is a vibrant district renowned for its bustling markets, street performers, and cultural attractions. Once a bustling fruit and vegetable market, Covent Garden has evolved into a lively entertainment hub, drawing visitors from around the world. The area is home to an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and theaters, including the famous Royal Opera House. Visitors can explore the cobblestone streets lined with charming cafes, artisanal boutiques, and historical landmarks such as the Covent Garden Market and St. Paul's Church. Street performers entertain crowds with their mesmerizing acts, adding to the area's vibrant atmosphere. Whether shopping for unique gifts, enjoying a meal at a trendy restaurant, or catching a world-class performance, Covent Garden offers something for everyone to enjoy in the heart of London. 🇩🇪 Covent Garden ist ein lebendiger Bezirk, der für seine belebten Märkte, Straßenkünstler und kulturellen Sehenswürdigkeiten bekannt ist. Einst ein belebter Obst- und Gemüsemarkt, hat sich Covent Garden zu einem lebhaften Unterhaltungszentrum entwickelt, das Besucher aus der ganzen Welt anzieht. Die Gegend beherbergt eine bunte Mischung aus Geschäften, Restaurants und Theatern, darunter das berühmte Royal Opera House. Besucher können die kopfsteingepflasterten Straßen erkunden, gesäumt von charmanten Cafés, handwerklichen Boutiquen und historischen Wahrzeichen wie dem Covent Garden Market und der St. Paul's Church. Straßenkünstler unterhalten Menschenmengen mit ihren faszinierenden Acts und tragen zur lebendigen Atmosphäre der Gegend bei. Egal, ob du nach einzigartigen Geschenken suchst, eine Mahlzeit in einem trendigen Restaurant genießen oder eine Weltklasse-Performance besuchen möchtest, Covent Garden bietet im Herzen von London für jeden etwas zum Genießen."
"his market place is a wonderful mix of shops and restaurants, known for its historic market, street performers, theatres and overall vibrant atmosphere. The central square, known as Covent Garden Piazza, is surrounded by shops and cafes, with space for outdoor seating. Together with several theatres, the Royal Opera House is located in Covent Garden. It’s one of the world’s leading opera houses, and hosts performances by the Opera and Royal Ballet. The history of the area is quite extensive but after the great fire of London, the entire square was devoted to selling of fresh fruit and vegetables and covent garden became London’s largest market. In 1748, a group of locals complained about the noise, stench and unauthorised selling of alcohol, and in 1828 it was allowed to build a proper market building, which still stands today. "

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