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It’s Not Just A Yard – It’s Neal’s Yard!

Neal's Yard

Oh, the wonderful places near Covent Garden.   But remember, when I told you it’s not just a garden…..it’s Covent Garden – well now, there’s a yard thrown into the picture too.  However, it’s not just a yard…..it’s Neal’s Yard!  It’s a most colorful looking place, close by to Covent Garden.  Don’t miss it!  Just ask anyone when you’re at Covent Garden where Neal’s Yard is, and they should be able to tell you.  Here’s some pictures.

Close To Covent Garden Is Neal's Yard

Close To Covent Garden Is Neal’s Yard

Neal's Yard

Neal’s Yard

Close To Covent Garden Is Neal's Yard

Close To Covent Garden Is Neal’s Yard

Close To Covent Garden Is Neal's Yard

Close To Covent Garden Is Neal’s Yard

In case you are wondering, you will find Neal’s Yard on the corner of Neal Street and Shelton Street

Close To Covent Garden Is Neal's Yard

Close To Covent Garden Is Neal’s Yard

Now, you will see Neal’s Yard close by to Shorts Gardens – you have arrived!

Close To Covent Garden Is Neal's Yard
Close To Covent Garden Is Neal's Yard

Close To Covent Garden Is Neal’s Yard

Close To Covent Garden Is Neal's Yard

Close To Covent Garden Is Neal’s Yard

Fancy some tea?

The Tea House, Covent Garden

The Tea House, close to Covent Garden

Fancy some cake?

Lola's Cupcakes, near Neal's Yard

Lola’s Cupcakes, near Neal’s Yard

How about now?  I think it’s tea time!

Lola's Cupcakes, near Neal's Yard

Lola’s Cupcakes, near Neal’s Yard

As you can see these are not just any gardens or any yards, they are special places and getting to be quite well known now.  Don’t forget to look out for them when you go to London.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to Neal’s Yard via my post, and I hope you have a great week!

On The Way To Covent Garden, London

The Tea House, Covent Garden

I find everything worth taking a picture of, especially in London.  So, you won’t be surprised that I took several pictures on the way to Covent Garden when I was there last year.  Here are the pictures:

Close to Covent Garden

Close to Covent Garden

Close to Covent Garden

Close to Covent Garden

Close to Covent Garden

Close to Covent Garden

They have the most interesting names of pubs in England, don’t you think?

Close to Covent Garden - The Nags Head

Close to Covent Garden – The Nags Head

Close to Covent Garden - The Nags Head

Close to Covent Garden – The Nags Head

Close to Covent Garden

Close to Covent Garden

Do you think that I wouldn’t take a picture of this place – The Chandos?  Why would I not, when it’s kind of named after my little Chandi.  Didn’t get a chance to go there though, but will pop in next time.

The Chandos on St. Martins Lane, near Covent Garden

The Chandos on St. Martins Lane, near Covent Garden

After we visited Covent Garden, pictures of which I showed you last week, we went to a street not too far away, and found some really lovely places to gaze and gawk at too.

The Tea House, Covent Garden

The Tea House, close to Covent Garden

More, next time.

I hope you liked the pictures close by to Covent Garden, sometimes, it’s not just the destination, but even the trip that’s worth it.  Always remember to take as many pictures as possible, or you might just forget what you saw on your way.

Not Just A Garden – It’s Covent Garden!

Covent Garden, London

I’m not sure why it’s called Covent Garden.  One would expect to see flowers, and perhaps a fountain.  However, I don’t think anyone visiting Covent Garden will ever be disappointed, as you will see more than just flowers.

You will see crowds and the wonderful red telephone booths

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

You will see crowds, and they are forever entertained!

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

You will see sights that you don’t know if you should even photograph, but then you will do it anyway!

Covent Garden, London

You will see fantastic opportunities to take pictures of your little ones with amazing characters!  Here’s my little girl Chandra – she will never be able to say I didn’t take enough pictures of her in London!

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

You will see people just out for a walk, to not only get some fresh air, but to be entertained, to see, and therefore, to live.

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

You will want to go into one of the main market areas to have a look at the goods for sale.

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Who said there weren’t any flowers?

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

You will want to go see the architecture outside – it’s quite amazing!

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

I just noticed the London Transport Museum – from looking at my pictures!  Must go here next time!

The London Transport Museum at Covent Garden, London

The London Transport Museum at Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Did you know that Covent Garden is in central London, is a short walk from Trafalgar Square, and has it’s own tube station?  Yes, Covent Garden tube station is on the Piccadilly line (the blue line).  I hope you enjoyed my post on Covent Garden.

A Trip to Covent Garden in London

Covent Garden is such a lively place, a vibrant place.  There are outdoor markets, street shows, shops, restaurants, pubs, crowds and so much more.  It is a great place to go out and sit at a table outside, and people watch.

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

So first, we people watched a little, then we did a little more from our table at this restaurant – The Covent Garden Kitchen (address: The Market, Covent Garden, London, WC2).  It was a lovely evening, nice and warm and great to be sitting outside.  I wish I had got a family picture taken, but we got pictures separately, first me, then my two oldest and then my little one.

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Here’s some of what we ate in Covent Garden:

I love how in England, they cater for people with spicy tastes – there are so many Indians and other Asians here who love spicy food, that it is quite pleasant to find that the food is more spicier or that they will add to it to make it more appealing to those with certain tastes.

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

My son likes paninis, and anything with lots of cheese, so his was not too spicy (which is fine with him)!

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

This was a nice fish and risotto concoction.

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

After we left the restaurant, we wandered around a little.

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Our feet were quite tired that it was tempting to take a rickshaw, but we didn’t.  We weren’t too far from our hotel in Trafalgar Square.

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden/Leicester Square, London

Covent Garden/Leicester Square, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Look at this picture, it must have been the way I took the picture, but the ladies infront of the telephone booth came out blurry, and added to the effect of the “Ghost Stories” picture.

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

I have been to the Hippodrome Nightclub once or twice when I used to live in London many years ago, now I see there is a Casino – not sure if there is still a nightclub.

Covent Garden/Leicester Square, London

Covent Garden/Leicester Square, London

Oh, how I wish I could take away this fish and chip shop and have it in San Diego, so that I could have it’s fish and chips when I pleased!

Covent Garden/Leicester Square, London

Covent Garden/Leicester Square, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

I have more pictures of Covent Garden and the surrounding area.  I will share them next time.  I hope you have a great week!