SATURDAY IN SEVEN DIALS, LONDON
Updated: Aug 6, 2020
Seven Dials is a convergence of seven streets in Covent Garden. At the central roundabout is a column bearing six sundials - should have been seven but the plans were changed at the last minute to include the seventh road.
All seven streets have a great mix of fashion, lifestyle, hair and beauty boutiques, cafes and restaurants and of course, theatre. It is a very attractive part of London and we spent a lovely hour wandering each street and enjoying the very attractive windows.
Part of Seven Dials is a lane known as Neal's Yard and is where we had coffee. At the heart of this micro-village is Neal's Yard Remedies which is well-known for its natural and organic skincare range, with the rest of the small, enclosed square comprising small cafes, boutiques and restaurants. It is a very pretty place with green foliage and colourful facades. Lots of tourists in here which surprised us both - Italians, Americans and French. They could very well be residents, just like us!
The streets became busier the further we wandered through Covent Garden and there most definitely are more people around now, but nothing like the normal full-on summer streets. Our footsteps took us down through St James, on into the park and back to Waterloo station for our journey home. Transport for London is doing its utmost to keep us safe. There are hand sanitiser stations everywhere and masks are freely given out to those that don't have one.
We loved being out and about.