LAST CHANCE! Covent Garden is turning French
Londres devient français!
This summer, France-lovers in London looking for a touch of the French culture need only look to Covent Garden as the destination celebrates the abundance of chic French brands, al fresco café culture and delicious dining spots by becoming ‘Covent Jardin’ for a fortnight.
It’s your last chance to make the most of the French transformation, running from 31stJuly to 13th August (this coming Sunday) ‘Covent Jardin’ will embrace its French alter-ego, and encourage visitors to do the same, even offering free conversational French tutorials over a French 75, in a tête-à-tête on Aubaine’s al fresco terrace.
Iconic bars and restaurants across the estate, including Frenchie, Chez Antoinette and Balthazar, will celebrate by introducing their own twist on a classic French 75 cocktail – or in Frenchie’s case a Frenchie 75 – to their drinks menus.
Shoppers looking to emulate that effortlessly chic French look this summer will be spoiled for choice in Covent Garden’s Beauty Quarter. During the fortnight NARS’s lead make-up artist will offer complimentary French beauty masterclasses in store, while Bobbi Brown introduces a limited edition Paris Palette, inspired by Parisian’s polished style. French perfume house Atelier Cologne will be offering complimentary fragrance samples of their Joie de Vivre collection, while purchases of any 30ml perfume will be accompanied by a personalised leather travel case of your choice. And to complete the look, Toni & Guy will be creating the signature French Bardot hairstyle during the fortnight.
Lifestyle stores across the estate will also be enticing shoppers to make the most of the balmy summer evenings, be it the chance to browse newly opened Shop at Petersham Nurseries to Cheaney offering customers a complimentary shoe shine with traditional French Glaçage. And for Covent Garden’s fanciful visitors, Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop will be treating customers who answer a secret question to discounts and offers on French-inspired toys, including a free ‘Paris in a Matchbox’ when ‘London in a Matchbox’ is purchased.
This is all available until 13th August, so make sure you head over quickly!