Great Christmas Pudding Race

 
 
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Dates:
Saturday 6th December 2014
 
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11am
 
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FREE to watch | £25 registration fee for teams
 
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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  21% off
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £230  41% off
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Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 7 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 9 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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Fortune Theatre
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Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 3 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
45 The Plaza, Covent Garden, , 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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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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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 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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London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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London > Nightlife > Bars
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Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Great Christmas Pudding Race
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Covent Garden Piazza events

 
Moomin Summer Madness - A Birthday PartyMoomin Summer Madness - A Birthday PartyMoomin Summer Madness - A Birthday PartyCelebrations of the 100th anniversary Moomin author, Tove Jannson, culminate in Moomin Summer Madness - A Birthday Party, a weekend of storytelling and Moomin music on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August at Covent Garden in the Piazza (on the north east side by the Royal Opera House). Philip 'Beardy' Ardagh, the award-winning author of the Eddie Di9th August 2014Sunday 10th August 2014 Where:
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Moomin Summer Madness - A Birthday Party
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August 2014
VENUE  Covent Garden Piazza 
Celebrations of the 100th anniversary Moomin author, Tove Jannson, culminate in Moomin Summer Madness - A Birthday Party, a weekend of storytelling and Moomin music on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August at Covent Garden in the Piazza (on the north east side by the Royal Opera House). Philip 'Beardy' Ardagh, the award-winning author of the Eddie Di... More about this event
 
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Great Christmas Pudding Race
event > Seasonal > Christmas
DATES  Saturday 6th December 2014
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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Goodbye Piccadilly
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Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

London Transport Museum 1 minute walk from Covent Garden Piazza

Follow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

London Transport Museum 1 minute walk from Covent Garden Piazza

A major exhibition featuring posters for recruitment and propaganda, a woman bus conductor's uniform, a B-type bus from 1911, and ...More

Make-And-Take: Stash The Cash: Workshop (Ages 4-12)
Kids Events | Until 22nd August 2014 

London Transport Museum 1 minute walk from Covent Garden Piazza

Drop-in and use clay to make your own old coins....More

Storytime: The Adventures Of Constance The Clippie (Ages 3-7)
Kids Events | Until 22nd August 2014 

London Transport Museum 1 minute walk from Covent Garden Piazza

Interactive story telling and activities....More

The Mariinsky Theatre: Romeo And Juliet
Dance | Until 31st July 2014 

Royal Opera House 2 minutes walk from Covent Garden Piazza

The acclaimed company perform Leonid Lavrovsky's choreography, set to the music of Prokofiev....More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 2 minutes walk from Covent Garden Piazza

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Royal Opera House Backstage Tours
Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

Royal Opera House 2 minutes walk from Covent Garden Piazza

Home to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, the magnificent Royal Opera House opens its doors for unprecedented access ...More

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Adelphi Theatre 2 minutes walk from Covent Garden Piazza

Twenty years after the romantic thriller burst onto our cinema screens - reducing us all to tears - The Bodyguard ...More

 
Handbagged
Handbagged
Theatre | Until 2nd August 2014 

Vaudeville Theatre 2 minutes walk from Covent Garden Piazza

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