Street Sweets


Sweetie lovers rejoice (& pre-book an appointment with your dentist) a street market dedicated to all things sugar, pastry and cake has made a temporary home on Covent Garden’s Mercer Street.


Just desserts is a fortnightly street market selling a variety of cakes, brownies, tarts, pavlovas, gelato, basically everything you might want as an after meal treat (because no meal is truly complete without a dessert). 

So if you have an addiction to the white powder (SUGAR, I’m talking about sugar!) or just feel like checking out a new market head on over to Covent Garden. Why not, right :0)


Dates: August 24th & September 14th

Time: 11am – 6pm

Where: Mercers Walk, Mercer Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9QR

contact: Twitter @justdessertsldn


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The Milk Train


Summer is on it’s way (supposedly) and what better way to enjoy those long hot days than with ice cream served on a cloud.

Milk Train Cafe in Covent Garden as brought the trend of accompanying ice cream with a fluffy mound of candy floss from Taiwan to our shores. 


Choose your ice cream flavour, they offer vanilla, matcha, hojicha (roasted green tea) and a few others, chose your extra, and then watch as they surround your cone with the sugary treat that as finally escaped the fairground. 

Just a note you don’t have to have the candy floss, but why the hell not huh, YOLO (yes I went there!).




  • The Time:  Tuesday – Thursday 12-9pm, Friday 12-10pm, Sat 11.30am-10pm, Sun 11.30am-8pm
  • The Place:  44 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HA
  • Price:  Starting from £3.50
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The Garden Party, St Martin’s Courtyard Covent Garden West London

07.04.2013 UPDATE: Cino de Mayo Mexico’s National holiday is coming to London, get over to the Courtyard on the weekend of 3 – 5 May with your sombrero to Fiesta in style.



St Martin’s Courtyard, London’s newest shopping and dining destination celebrates the Great British summer with the ‘St Martin’s Courtyard Garden Party #smcgardenparty – A Thoroughly Modern Affair’.

Pop singer ‘Sunday Girl’ will open the event and perform two acoustic sets during the day.  There will be lots to see, do, eat and drink including free fairy cakes from Bill’s market barrow, plus magicians, facepainting and silhouette cutting.  Celebrating the original heritage of the garden party, strawberries and cream will be available in the courtyard which will be dressed with bunting and balloons.


The central meeting point will be a bandstand on which a salon show will take place showcasing the fashion from the boutiques and flagships of St Martin’s Courtyard.  The team at The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers are creating a show-stopping finale dress made entirely from flowers.  The models will mingle with the crowd as they parade their outfits along a grass catwalk.


The St Martin’s Courtyard fashion expert, The Wardrobe Consultant will be on hand to offer one-to-one style consultations following the shows.

The St Martin’s Courtyard Garden Party introduces 21st century mediums of communication and social media to this traditionally British occasion.


Twitter savvy partygoers are invited to tweet about the St Martin’s Courtyard Garden Party using ‘#smcgardenparty to be entered into the ‘Fashion tombola’.  The 1st, 10th, 25th, 50th, 100th, 200th and 500th tweets will win one of many fantastic prizes from the shops and restaurants.


What’s happening at the Garden Party

12pm Sunday Girl opens the event
12:10pm Magic Show
12:30pm Melvita skincare demonstration
1pm Salon fashion show
1:30pm Magic show
1:45pm ‘Create a summer posy’ at The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers. £20 per person
2pm Live music from Sunday Girl
2:30pm Magic show
3pm Salon fashion show
3:30pm Free fairy cakes fro mBill’s market barrow
3:30pm Melvita skincare demonstration
3:45pm ‘Create a summer posy’ at The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers. £20 per person
4pm Live music from Sunday Girl
4:30pm Salon fashion show



St Martin’s Courtyard is located in the heart of Covent Garden, just a minute’s walk from Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations, both of which have excellent transport links throughout London.


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The Thomas Neal Centre, 7 Dials Covent Garden West London

07.03.2013 UPDATE: The dance inspired brand has opened a Pop-up store in the Thomas Neal Centre, they’ll be there from March – May 2013.


The Neal Thomas Centre is a random yet insanely cute boutique shopping complex hiding in the middle of Covent Garden (off 7 Dials). Offering a number of independent eateries, jewellers, clothing stores & skater/surfer dude based shops, it’s a lovely little distraction from the madness that is Covent Garden market.


Thomas Neal Centre,

29-41 Earlham Street, London


020 7240 4684


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Machiavelli, Covent Garden

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Enjoying a bottle of wine in a Tuscan vineyard in the early 90’s became the inspiration of what is now the premier suppliers of imported Italian food in the UK. No one was importing produce this good in the UK, so we began here in London in 1996.


Importing fresh food from Italy to London is our speciality. Machiavelli is a well established, vibrant and innovative company, specialising in importing simply the very best Italian food, direct from Italy. Our dedication lies in quality of the food, the service and our passion in the products themselves. We are proud to distribute Italian Food, produce and ingredients to the top restaurants, delis, stores and hotels in London and nation-wide. Some very famous restaurants are running on our Italian imported food.


We believe the best food is the freshest and it is this philosophy that helps drive our choice of products, arriving twice a week from Italy by refrigerated transport. Specialist artisan foods include fresh handmade pastas from Tuscany, cheeses produced with traditional family recipes from Piedmont, alongside first-pressed olive oils by one of the most prestigious producers in Sicily.


The choice of products available is endless – balsamic vinegars, prosciuttos and salamis as well as mouth-watering antipasti and olives grown in the sun drenched groves of the Mediterranean. Italian Food imported and supplied at its very best.

Many of our products are sourced from the Slow Food Movement and are D.O.P. / I.G.P. (Protected Denomination of Origin / Protected Geographical Origin). D.O.P. ensures that the raw ingredients are sourced locally as well as indicating place of origin, whereas I.G.P. ensures that all production processes conform to specific local traditions.


69 Long Acre,
Covent Garden,

(020) 7240 2125

Big Busk Secret Gig May 24th, Covent Garden


Just a quickie to point you towards a sort-of-secret gig tonight. Razorlight will play a ‘Big Busk’ gig at 5.30pm today (24 May) in St Martin’s Courtyard, Covent Garden.

Styled as an ‘impromptu gig’ the actually rather promptu affair is to promote a bevy of organisations and causes. The band’s performance is one of several ‘Big Busks’ to mark 20 years since the first Big Issue. They’re also banging the drum for Get Loaded in the Park, an excellent festival on Clapham Common on 12 June, to be headlined by Razorlight. Finally, the busk will do no harm for St Martin’s Courtyard, the new ‘shopping and dining destination’ in Covent Garden.


Slingsby Place

Westminster, London WC2H 9AB

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020 7287 9601‎


The Icecreamists, Covent Garden West London

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I don’t know about you but after seeing this a normal 99 with flake just won’t do!

Icecreamists grabbed the headlines with its titillating offer of breast milk ice cream in March – even though it was invariably ‘sold out’ in the store. Now the gimmicks have drawn enough ‘dirty suckers’, as its customers are labelled, to open a second branch in the centre of Covent Garden Market.

The new ice cream parlour is just two minutes walk away from the first branch, and even more brash than the original. (Old) new wave music blares out, the interior’s as black as a sex shop window, the staff wear fetish-like military caps. In the first-floor cocktail lounge hangs a large picture of Adolf Hitler – with hundreds-and-thousands for a moustache – captioned ‘The Great Licklator’.

The ice cream names and flavours are equally bold. The Cold Sweat sundae, despite its name, is a delicious flavour that leaves your taste buds quaking with its chilli-, ginger- and lemongrass-infused scoops. We also enjoyed a Glastonberry, which had whole frozen raspberries mixed in; and Sex, Drugs and Choc ‘n’ Roll, ie chocolate. Although Icecreamists refuses to be taken seriously, it makes serious ice cream.

Open: Noon-10.30pm daily



Market Building,

Unit 23 and 47,

Covent Garden Market WC2E 8RF


Transport: Covent Garden station



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Nickel Spa for Men, Covent Garden


Even men need a little pampering sometimes.


Created by a man for men, Nickel is a skincare range and spa exclusively designed for men. The products and treatments are high performance, easy to use and give instant results, making users look and feel great.

With two other locations in Paris and New York, the London spa offers 6 treatment rooms for no-nonsense, practical, spa services as well as an extensive range of male grooming products in its ground floor men’s grooming area. In the heart of Covent Garden, Nickel Spa is a unique proposition in the world of men’s spas, presenting a relaxed, masculine environment.

Whether you have a facial, massage, manicure or pedicure, get something waxed or have a technical procedure such as anti-wrinkle injections, fillers or IPL Laser Hair Removal – Nickel makes a spa visit for men as easy as a trip to the barbers. If you would like any advice regarding our treatments please call one of our specialists on 020 7240 4048 or email us on Or why not just pop in and see us and talk to one of our guys and girls. We’ll even give you a free 5 minute chair massage if it’s your first visit (subject to availability).


Opening Times

Monday          12:00 – 18:00
Tuesday         10:00 – 19:00
Wednesday   10:00 – 19:00
Thursday      10:00 – 20:00
Friday            10:00 – 20:00
Saturday       10:00 – 19:00
Sunday          12:00 – 18:00

Nickel Spa London
27 Short’s Gardens
London WC2H 9AP

Tel: 020 7240 4048



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