An Ice Cream Festival Is Coming To Covent Garden This August For Over Two Weeks

Covent Garden has become something of a haven for food fans recently, what with rosé festivals, NSFW waffles, and now a mighty cool ice cream festival, soon to return to the piazza. From August 19 – September 4, the Covent Garden Cool Down will offer visitors a chance to beat the heat with a scoop of frozen deliciousness, or perhaps a frozen cocktail. Let’s dive right into this marvellous ice cream festival, shall we?

It’s the fourth year that the Covent Garden Cool Down will take place, and things are looking rosy when scanning our eyes down the lineup of participants. Nearby shops and restaurants will be taking part, each putting a unique spin on the ‘ice cream’ brief. For example, Sushisamba will be serving up some delightful assorted mochi, while Floozie will have you covered for ice cream with cookies, and Ave Mario will be your port of call for indulgent gelato cake.

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A plethora of vendors are slated to take part, including a handful who aren’t normally residents of Covent Garden. For instance, vegan friendly legends Virtu Desserts are popping up for the Cool Down, serving up some tongue-tingling gelato, and Bubble Bros will be on hand to whip up a frozen elderflower spritz.

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While the two heatwaves of the summer may be behind us, it’s still set to be a pretty toasty end to the month, and besides… when did you need an excuse to eat ice cream. We expect to see you all down there to scoff all the ice cream, gelato, sorbets, gelato, and frozen cocktails you can handle, sans brain freeze!

The Covent Garden Ice Cream Festival takes place around the piazza and surrounding streets from August 19 – September 4. Find out more information here

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