Covent Garden Has Transformed Into a Dazzling Neon Wonderland

Chila Burman, the artist behind Tate Britain’s Diwali-inspired installation last winter, transformed the South Hall of Covent Garden’s central Market Building into a dazzling neon wonderland.

The epic neon installation launched yesterday evening (26th August) and will be there till the end of October for the public to enjoy.


“Do you see words in rainbows?”


Do you see words in rainbows?

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“Do you see words in rainbows?” is displayed in purple neon lettering at the entrance. This is a celebration of the artist’s Hindu Punjabi culture. The kaleidoscopic installations will bring joy, positivity, and a touch of magic to people’s lives.



An Illuminating Instagram Heaven


Neon Wonderland in Covent Garden

 Photo: Urban Adventurer


There is a neon tiger right at the entrance to take a selfie with. In the centre of the hall an octagon shaped installation is suspended while other whimsical neon sculptures illuminate the hall. Lips, ice creams, peacocks, and uplifting words floating in exuberant neon colours all over the place.

You might have a friendly encounter with familiar sculptures that have seen displayed at Tate Britain last winter. This is because the artist is committed to recycle and reuse her previous installations and lights.


Neon Tiger in Covent Garden

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Plus, “as part of the installation, Covent Garden will donate £1 to the LGBTQ+ charity the Albert Kennedy Trust for every photo taken and posted to Instagram with the hashtag, #CoventGardenInRainbows.” Independent announced.


Neon Words in Covent Garden

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Wandering through the glimmering neon installations is really an experience and is definitely something you will want to share on your ‘gram and TikTok.


Opening Times

This dazzling electric art installation is free to visit and open from 7pm to 12pm daily until the end of October.



Ready for your next adventure? Why not visit God’s Own Junkyard in Walthamstow and explore neon signs appeared in the most famous blockbusters, like Avengers, Batman or Tomb Raider?