*The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own
Covent Garden is one of the most beautiful places in the whole of London, the cobbled streets and gorgeous architecture is so inviting. It’s amazing that somewhere like this actually exists in the hustle and bustle of the city. There are many hotels near Covent Garden, which makes it a great tourist spot especially with its array of shops, restaurants and bars. Everyone who graces Covent Garden seems to beam with happiness as it really is a great place to visit.
Our first stop when we arrived in Covent Garden was Doughnut Time, an amazing little doughnut shop that had the most delicious flavours I have ever seen. There really was something for everyone with chocolate laden scrumptiousness to fresh fruity numbers.
I opted to get a Caramac Doughnut as it’s my favourite chocolate of all time and I have to say it was utterly delicious. The doughnut was moist, had a good hold to it and the toppings were to die for. It was also huge so I didn’t mind sharing it! It cost £4.50 which I actually think is very reasonable and was expecting it to cost a whole lot more. One thing about Doughnut Time is they only accept card, so if you are planning on visiting make sure you take this into account as some people were turning away due to the fact they only had cash.
Next up we headed to Covent Garden East Colonnade Market and had a look around, we found the most perfect stall selling original photos and metal signs – Juan Lugano. We ended up buying a Camden High Street sign to go in the toilet at home as when we decorated it recently we added brick wallpaper and hung eclectic pictures and signs in there. Now every time we find a stall or shop like this on our travels we pick something new up for the toilet.
The other stalls on the market were wonderful too and I would highly recommend taking a walk through as you might find a great buy in one of the stalls selling mostly handmade goods such as unique soaps, sweet treats, jewellery and more.
Lastly, after all that wandering around we decided we needed some food and stumbled on Maxwells. We saw they had a Sunday Best Menu which gave you a starter and main for only £15.95, which is an utter bargain when you think of how much it costs to eat out in most places nowadays. I’m so sad that I never got to try a Freakshake while there but I was utterly stuffed from my food I just couldn’t face it, I am however planning on going back just so I can get one!.
The food we ordered from Maxwells was absolutely amazing, especially the Beef Chilli Nachos – Honestly, they were to die for. We opted for burgers as our mains and mine, the Oh So Smokey was gorgeous. The burger was cooked exactly to my liking and the fries it was served with have to probably be the best I have ever tasted, I don’t know what they did to them but they were highly addictive and I could have eaten a plate full of them. Not only did Maxwells have great food they also had wonderful staff who were very welcoming and attentive. A definite recommendation from me!.
After all of this, we headed back home and spoke about what a wonderful day we had exploring a little part of London.