In Pictures: Giant Birthday Cake and Card at Covent Garden

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In Pictures: Giant Birthday Cake and Card at Covent Garden
Covent Garden celebrates its 180th birthday with a giant cake. Photography by Chris Osburn
Covent Garden celebrates its 180th birthday with a giant cake. Photography by Chris Osburn
Bring on the cake! Photography by Chris Osburn
Bring on the cake! Photography by Chris Osburn
And the first slice goes to ... Photography by Chris Osburn
And the first slice goes to ... Photography by Chris Osburn
Happy birthday Covent Garden! Photography by Chris Osburn
Happy birthday Covent Garden! Photography by Chris Osburn
Free slices of cake are moving fast. Photography by Chris Osburn
Free slices of cake are moving fast. Photography by Chris Osburn
Free cake! Cool. Photography by Chris Osburn
Free cake! Cool. Photography by Chris Osburn

Giant birthday cake slicing is underway at the Covent Garden Piazza with a friendly all ages crowd queued up and keen to enjoy a free taste of celebratory Victoria sponge. With the Real Food Market in full swing and more than the usual buskers drawing an audience, this afternoon's a fab time to pay a visit to one of London's most famed destinations and wish it a happy 180th birthday. Although big enough to feed 2000, pieces of the cake were moving fast - and space on the giant birthday card was becoming scarce - when Londonist left the scene.

Last Updated 18 June 2010