London Walking Tours    with Joanna Moncrieff

Random Acts of Kindness in WC2

I am sure it was via Twitter that I kept seeing the area of St Martin’s Courtyard cropping up. As a Westminster Guide I was ashamed to say I didn’t recognise the street so set out earlier this week (in the rain!) with a mission to find it.

It turns out that St Martin’s Courtyard is a new name for Slingsby Place – an enclave bordered by Mercer Street, Long Acre and St Martin’s Lane in Covent Garden.

Within it can be found a number of shops, bars and restaurants.  Some of the shops were unfortunately out of my price range but there are a number of restaurants that look worth visiting.

There is another reason to visit as from now until Christmas Eve the Courtyard have a special Random Acts of Kindness event where random shoppers, diners and even browsers are given amazing prizes such as a meal, a makeover or a wine tasting! Definitely worth dropping in if you’re nearby.

And tonight from 5pm to 7pm (Thursday 19th December) and this coming Saturday there will be live music and mulled wine too.

Thursday 19 December, 5pm-7pm  –  English National Opera Community Choir
Saturday 21 December, 2pm-4pm –  Roo Savill

There are also some fabulous Christmas decorations! Worth another wander I think!

The location of St Martin’s Courtyard can be found on this link.

Find out more on Twitter from @smccoventgarden or follow the hashtag #RAOK.

The author of this blog (Joanna Moncrieff) is a qualified City of Westminster Tour Guide who specialises in food and drink themed walks in the West End.  Details of all her bookable private walks are listed here and upcoming public walks are here.