Food & Drink, London

Homeslice Pizza, 13 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden

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!

You can enter Neal's Yard either from Monmouth Street or from Shorts Gardens. This little alleyway is the Shorts Gardens' entrance.

You can enter Neal’s Yard either from Monmouth Street or Shorts Gardens. This little alleyway is the Shorts Gardens’ entrance.

In this is the sight greeting you at the other end of the short alleyway!

And this is the sight greeting you at the other end of the short alleyway!

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.

Homeslice pizza in located in a colourful building and has a few tables outdoors as well.

Homeslice pizza is located in a colourful building and has a few tables outdoors as well.

The restaurant was full so we decided to have take away.

The restaurant was full so we decided to have a take-away.

The wait in Neal's Yard little piazza was by far the most picturesque wait for food I've ever experienced!

The wait in Neal’s Yard little piazza was by far the most picturesque wait for food I’ve ever experienced!

And then, the pizza....It was massive! The waiter told, that judging by our hunger, we'd do well rather having the whole pizza (20 pounds)) than few slices each (4 pounds). And he was right.

And then, the pizza….It was massive! The waiter told that judging by our hunger, we’d do well rather sharing a whole pizza (20 pounds) than few slices each (4 pounds). And he was right.

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.

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