Covent Garden London has always been one of the main attractions during my past visits to London, during the “darker season“. Every time before the festive Christmas season, the Covent Garden Markets and the close area nearby gets transformed into a super-festive sphere. This year, the big “Covent Garden Christmas Switch On 2019” took place on November 12th with Actress Emilia Clarke, Dame Emma Thompson and Director Paul Feig, returned to the Covent Garden to officially switch on the Christmas lights, along with incredible West End cast of The Snowman. Magic Radio’s Ronan Keating and Harriett Scott hosted the evening and entertained crowds. This year’s festivities were in support of Crisis, the UK national charity for homeless people. Unfortuntely I could’nt be there, for the annual switch on extravaganza, but luckily the festive lights and decorations stay until after Christmas. But it’s not only the beautiful decorations that are worth a visit to Covent Garden Market, it’s also the events. One of those highly recommended is, for example, The Great Christmas Pudding Race on December 7th. For sure the shops inside the Covent Garden Market, by the way originally built in 1830, and nearby, are also worth a visit. You have a Ladurée or Godiva Chocolates for delicious little treats, The Dior Beauty & Chanel Beauty Boutique for cosmetics, Whittard of Chelsea for Tea or one of the most frequented places by the youthful ones, a branch of New York originated Fast Food chain Shake Shack. London during the month before Christmas Eve is always worth any visit, and especially festive Covent Garden Market on the eastern fringes of the West End.