I don’t think we’ve done one London trip without passing by this great place. I just love the lively ambiance, the stalls, shops and artists. There weren’t any artists performing outdoors when we got there (Because of the cloudy weather? Because it was 6 pm already?), but there was a band playing in the central ‘indoor’ area. They were playing vivid classical music and you could just tell they were enjoying themselves.
Getting that cupcake at Covent Garden
We didn’t come to Covent Garden entirely without intention, though. You see, I have this thing with cupcakes. It’s weird because I don’t enjoy cupcakes nearly as much as I enjoy chocolate, but I always want to try one when I see they’re being sold somewhere because I think they just look so good.
Someone told me that the Sweet Couture Cake Boutique’s cupcakes are the best. Well, of course I had looked up there address and there just happened to be a Sweet Couture at Covent Garden.
Still full from the afternoon tea we just had (and the burgers before that, and the dumplings at Borough Market before that), I decided to get my cupcake as take-away. Which one did I have? I chose this famous red velvet cupcake.
Was it good?
I actually didn’t grow hungry for the rest of that first day, but I couldn’t resist trying my new cupcake and so I ate half of it before going to bed. At 11.30pm. Yes sir…
If you’d like to try one of Sweet Couture’s cupcakes, you can find them at 23b New Row, Covent Garden London. There’s also a Sweet Couture’s at Canary Wharf and at Selfridges on Oxford Street.
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