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Great Christmas Pudding RaceYou're familiar with the egg and spoon race. Well how about the Christmas Pudding Race? Covent Garden Piazza swells with spectators as about 150 contestants in teams of six don fancy dress and race around a course strewn with flour-filled balloons, foam jets and other obstacles - all while trying to balance a Christmas pudding on a flimsy plate! The race has been going on every year since 1980 and it raises money for Cancer Research. At this time of year Covent Garden is a great place to be, with shops full of Christmas decorations and street entertainers putting on some diverting shows before and after the main event. The perfect way to break up a day of Christmas shopping in Covent Garden's collection of stylish stores.

 

About Covent Garden Piazza

This is where Covent Garden Market takes place but there's also an open-air cobbled area where miming and juggling acts can often be found. The 40ish market stalls sell a variety of quality goods: antiques, craft items, pictures and handmade clothing so it's a great place to find gifts. More about Covent Garden Piazza

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
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Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  25% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
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Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
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45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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Great Christmas Pudding Race, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
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Great Christmas Pudding Race, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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Great Christmas Pudding Race, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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Royal Opera House
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Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
This impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to major stars of the classical music world since 1858. The third ... More
 
 
 
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Linbury Theatre
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Bow Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
Part of the Royal Opera House , the Linbury Theatre was completely refurbished in December 2018 revealing, "a handsome new ... More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre
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Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
 
 
 
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Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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Unit 10 The Piazza Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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17 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Christmas Pudding Race
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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35 The Market, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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Meat Market, Jubilee Hall, 1 Tavistock Court, The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 3 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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34 Southampton Street, WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 3 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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St Martins Lane Hotel
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45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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Royal Society Of Arts
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8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
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Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 

Covent Garden Piazza events

 
Halloween at Covent GardenHalloween at Covent GardenHalloween at Covent GardenCovent Garden is getting in the spirit of things for Halloween and bringing a giant pumpkin to the covered market. The monster pumpkin, weighing over 2,000 pounds, is part of a pumpkin carriage installation inspired by the fairytale of Cinderella. Many of the shops and restaurants in Covent Garden are putting on specially spooky events. Charlotte T2019-10-22T00:00:00+01002019-11-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Covent Garden Piazza,   Covent Garden      WC2E 9DD
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event > Seasonal > Halloween | PRICING  Free  
DATES  16th October to 3rd November 2019
VENUE  Covent Garden Piazza 
Covent Garden is getting in the spirit of things for Halloween and bringing a giant pumpkin to the covered market. The monster pumpkin, weighing over 2,000 pounds, is part of a pumpkin carriage installation inspired by the fairytale of Cinderella. Many of the shops and restaurants in Covent Garden are putting on specially spooky events. Charlotte T... More about this event
 
Great Christmas Pudding RaceGreat Christmas Pudding RaceGreat Christmas Pudding RaceYou're familiar with the egg and spoon race. Well how about the Christmas Pudding Race? Covent Garden Piazza swells with spectators as about 150 contestants in teams of six don fancy dress and race around a course strewn with flour-filled balloons, foam jets and other obstacles - all while trying to balance a Christmas pudding on a flimsy plate! Th2019-12-07T00:00:00+00002019-12-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Covent Garden Piazza,   Covent Garden      WC2E 9DD
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
PRICING  Free to watch | Registration fee £60 (per team until 22 Oct), £75 (per team from 23 Oct)
DATES  Saturday 7th December 2019
VENUE  Covent Garden Piazza 
You're familiar with the egg and spoon race. Well how about the Christmas Pudding Race? Covent Garden Piazza swells with spectators as about 150 contestants in teams of six don fancy dress and race around a course strewn with flour-filled balloons, foam jets and other obstacles - all while trying to balance a Christmas pudding on a flimsy plate! Th... More about this event
 
 

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