London’s best pizza has been found from a colourful, hidden piazza in Covent Garden!
As my readers might have noticed, recently my pace for posts hasn’t gone up and down like it normally does, but rather remained steadily low. There are many reasons for this, the top one being life’s momentary hecticness. Being busy is somewhat a strange concept for me (I come from Savonia area in Finland, where time slowly glides according to its own patterns no matter what you do), so I try to ignore it altogether: Fiddle-dee-dee, I shall drink a cup of tea, and reveal where you can find London’s best pizza. Next week, at my family’s cottage in Finland, I will start making lists of “all the things busy” in my life.
But now, Covent Garden’s Neal’s Yard and Neal’s Yard’s Homeslice, s’il vous plaît!
I knew beforehand that Neal’s Yard has its hippie connections, but nevertheless, I was surprised by the psychedelically colourful appearance that greeted me at Neal’s Yard. In the surrounding shops by the little courtyard, there were organic and ethical products, massages and remedies for sale, and cheerful chatter filled the piazza.
What: Homeslice is a popular London establishment, which sells wood-fired pizza either as slices (4 pounds) or as whole (20 pounds). Eating the whole pizza is somewhat a Herculean task, but doable!
Where: You can find Homeslice in Neal’s Yard’s hidden courtyard in Covent Garden. The piazza’s colourful atmosphere is an intriguing contrast to the surrounding, theatrical buzz of Covent Garden. In the olden times, the square was rat-infested squalor, but got an uplift during the hippies’ 60’s and 70’s and has now also become a hipster destination.
When: Homeslice pizzeria is open Mon-Sat between 12 and 11, and on Sundays between 12 and 10. The restaurant is spacey, but often full.