Harrods opens Christmas pop-up within Covent Garden

Harrods has opened a pop-up Christmas store at London's Covent Garden, meanwhile temporary outlets from Kiki K and Lulu Guinness are set to open within the area later this month.

Covent Garden is hosting a range of experiences in the lead up to Christmas
Covent Garden is hosting a range of experiences in the lead up to Christmas

Situated within the Royal Opera House Arcade, the pop-ups are designed to help visitors secure gifts for loved ones. They are accompanied by nearby permanent boutiques including a Kikki K flagship, Charlotte Tilbury and Club Monaco.

A number of retailers are also set to take part in the district’s 'Giftmas at Covent Garden' event, which takes place from 26-28 November.

Burberry will offer a champagne experience in-store, and Apsinal is set to provide a complimentary embossing service, meanwhile Kate Spade, Galeria Melissa, Edwin and Oliver Sweeney will offer exclusive discounts and extended opening hours.

Covent Garden’s app, The Pass, will provide visitors with access to the aforementioned rewards, and ‘gift gurus’ will be on hand to assist shoppers throughout the period. 

The district is also set to unveil its Christmas decorations scheme, themed ‘Meet Me Under the Mistletoe’ during a switch-on event this Thursday (12 October).

Created by production designer Michael Howells, the decorations will illuminate Covent Garden’s Market Building with more 40 mistletoe chandeliers. Ranging in size from 2.5 to 3.5 metres, they will be adorned with almost 700 glistening berries.

More than 320 metres of garlands will unite the chandeliers, and around 100,000 pealights are to be suspended within the historic building. 

The switch-on will also open London’s first Mulled Wine Festival by Yelp, which will take place until Saturday (14 November).

Beverley Churchill, creative director at Covent Garden, said: "Covent Garden is famous for theatre, performance and bringing people together; and never more so than at Christmas time. 

"We hope the 15 million people who visit the district over Christmas enjoy the new scheme as much as we do, and maybe even find someone to kiss under the mistletoe."

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