London's First Mulled Wine Festival Is Coming To Covent Garden

Nov 9th 2015 | london | Written by Will Jamieson

It may only be November, but why should we only drink mulled wine for one month of the year? And that is exactly what Yelp have decided as they bring London’s first mulled wine festival to Covent Garden this November.

Running from 12th until 14th November, the festival is celebrating everyone’s favourite Chritmas tipple, offering different mulled wines from some of London’s best bars and pop-up stalls from the likes of Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street Kitchen, Pop Chips and Thistly Cross Cider.

And they’re mulling just about anything, including other mulled wine-inspired creations, such as mulled ice cream, cider, mince pies and sweets.

The event will be open from 12pm until 9pm. Live music will entertain the crowds from 6pm each day. It has been organised by Yelp so you will be required to check into their app to enter, or donate £10 to the homeless charity The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

The spiced-booze celebrations begin as Covent Garden switches on its Christmas illuminations, which will see 40 mistletoe chandeliers and more than 100,000 pealights lining the market halls and a huge Christmas tree lit up, and the return of the popular 22-foot tall silver reindeer.

And if the aroma of spiced-booze wafting through one of London’s most beloved Christmas hubs doesn’t get you in the Christmas spirit, there will also be a snow machine.

Our Covent Garden Restaurant Recommendation:

After spending a few hours soaking up the festive atmosphere and breathing in all those Christmas smells, why not top off your visit with dinner at the nearby Palm Court Brasserie.

Set in the heart of Covent Garden and overlooking the piazza, Palm Court is the quintessential, intimate Parisian-style brasserie. It has been lovingly crafted to recreate a classically 1920’s art nouveau environment. Popular with all, Palm Court generates the kind of atmosphere that makes you want to linger, perfect for those winter evenings in Covent Garden. 

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