A Festival Dedicated To Mulled Wine Is Taking Place In Covent Garden

Is there anything that says “Christmas is coming!” quite like a warming cup of mulled wine? Besides the dozens of Christmas light displays switching on all over the city, of course.

On November 8, Covent Garden is not only decking its halls with giant mistletoe and hitting the ‘on’ switch for over 115,000 lights, but it’s also kicking off a fortnight of festivities dedicated to mulled wine and other Christmassy drinks.

Photo: Tiziano Brignoli

Covent Garden is once again proving that it is the destination for all things Christmas. For the next two weeks, the Winter Warmer Fortnight will see bars, restaurants and cafés in the area serving everything from traditional mulled wine and hot chocolates, to mulled rosé and spiced sake. Everything will be available to takeaway or enjoy in — and, of course, there’ll be plenty of festive dishes on offer, too.

Once the festive fortnight of liquid Christmas is over, you’ll be able to witness the glittering piazza dusted in flurries of snow or return to stuff your face at their Christmas sandwich festival. But more on that later…

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