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Blame Gloria Covent Garden Review: Time to Party like it’s 19-Retro-Nine

Oh Gloria, you absolute scandal. With your crazy parties and your oh so tasty cocktails, you’ve fast established yourself a firm place on Covent Garden’s late-night scene. Who’s Gloria, we hear you ask? Allow us to explain…  Gloria was the bad girl of the seventies and eighties party scene. She partied with Jimi Hendrix, danced …

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The Covent Garden Cafe Guide: Brilliant Coffee Shops You Shouldn’t Miss

​​Looking for the best coffee shops in Covent Garden? We’ve got you covered with our Covent Garden cafe guide. The best brews and chill spots for those who are fussy about their coffee. There are plenty of cafes these days that are willing to charge a lot of money for a substandard coffee. Totally unacceptable. …

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The Hidden Secrets of Nelson’s Column

Discover the history and tales behind Nelson’s Column – Trafalgar Square’s iconic monument.  Admiral Nelson’s Column, AKA ‘Nelson Column’ sits proudly at the centre of Trafalgar Square.  Though the square itself is renowned for its pigeons, protests, a huge (and now quite controversial) Christmas tree that Norway donates every year and a very rowdy crowd …

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History Reimagined: Kehinde Wiley at The National Gallery

Catch a glimpse into history reimagined as American artist Kehinde Wiley’s National Gallery exhibition opens to the public from 10th December. In Wiley’s first collaboration with a major UK gallery, his refreshing take on classic art explores traditional Western landscapes and themes through paint and film with the addition of much-forgotten black figures.  The gallery’s …

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Somerset House’s Courtauld Gallery is About to Reopen, and You Should Be Excited

The Courtauld Gallery reopens this month. Here’s what you need to know.  Art lovers unite: after an extensive renovation, Somerset House’s Courtauld Gallery is reopening to the public on Friday 19th November 2021 and this is one transformation you won’t want to miss.  The gallery, which boasts infamous pieces such as Van Gogh’s Self Portrait …

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Visiting Somerset House: The Former Palace that’s now one of London’s Cool Cultural Venues

Somerset House sits on the banks of the Thames, one of London’s former riverside palaces, now transformed into a cultural and arts hub. Planning a visit to Somerset House? Don’t miss this go-to guide before you do. Somerset House is one of my favourite places to visit in London – a beautiful palace on the …

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24 Brilliant Things to do in Covent Garden

Covent Garden sits at the heart of the West End, a mix of museums, theatres, underground bars and old-school pubs. Looking for the best things to do in Covent Garden? Here’s where to start. Covent Garden is one of London’s best-known areas – but it’s too easy to dismiss it as a jumble of theatres, …

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The Best Covent Garden Pubs For Your Well-Deserved Pint

Covent Garden’s pub scene is pretty darn good. Who’d have thought that an area in central London would boast so many cool little boozers? Looking for the best pubs in Covent Garden. Start with these. Covent Garden – you know, that rather lively area tucked in between Soho, the Strand and Trafalgar Square? Not only …

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Covent Garden Christmas: The Capital’s Festive Hot Spot

Christmas in London is a magical time… and there’s no better place in the capital to get festive than Covent Garden.  If you can’t tell, we’re already feeling very Christmassy here at London x London (absolutely nothing to do with the multiple glasses of mulled wine wdee’ve already put away, we promise). Don’t worry if …

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