Popular destination for both tourists and locals
Situated in London’s West End, Covent Garden is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike. A bustling pedestrian corner, packed to the brim with street artists, entertainers, intricate market stalls and food and drink outlets, it is easy to spend hour upon hour wandering the paved streets and soaking up the atmosphere all around.
In walking distance to other central London attractions such as Trafalgar and Leicester Square as well as Theatreland, Soho, the Savoy, and the river Thames, Covent Garden is a superb location to base yourself when on a visit to England’s capital. With many public transport links, hotels, apartments and cheap b&b options also in close proximity to the area, this is a place that appeals to all.
What to do and Where to Visit ?
Covent Garden is packed with activities for all age groups and you can pick from many sights and attractions to tailor your trip to suit your interests. Why not sit back and enjoy a performance of world class opera or ballet at the Royal Opera House, take the kids out for a fun trip through history in the London Transport Museum or enjoy a beverage in the Punch and Judy Tavern overlooking the traffic-free zone?
If all that isn’t your cup of tea, you could meander through the Garden Piazza and Central Market to absorb and be part of the buzzing atmosphere, take photos, and watch the many different types of people and cultures passing by.
Buskers, clowns, other street entertainers and artists play a prominent role in the area too, and can be found on every corner crowd pleasing. Covent Garden is also the perfect place to buy someone a special gift; the Apple Market with its endless choice of handicrafts and antiques is any shopper’s haven not to mention the rows of designer boutiques and antique market stalls waiting to be explored in the streets interlinked at the Seven Dials.
District in Central London UK
Covent Garden is a district in London and famous for its shops, street performers, bars, restaurants, theatres and the Royal Opera House. It is one of the West End of Londons top cultural tourist attractions.
Located in the West End, Covent Garden is bordered by High Holborn, Charing Cross Road, Kingsway and The Strand. Many of Britain’s, and Europe’s, most renowned theatres are located in the Covent Garden District. Covent Garden Piazza is located in the geographical centre of the district and is the heartbeat of Covent Garden. It’s and area with street performers, great shops and cafes and restaurants and theatres.
Several hotel accommodation can be found in this area.
A popular hotel in the Covent Garden district is 3 star rated Strand Palace Hotel, located close to Covent Garden and London’s Theatreland.
Area : central London, eastern part of the West End, between St. Martin’s Lane and Drury Lane.
Region : London
County : Greater London
London Borough : City of Westminster, Camden
Postcode : WC2
Nearest train station from Covent Garden ?
There is only a tube station in Covent Garden (Covent Garden Tube Station), not a train station. The nearest train station is at Charing Cross, less than 5 minute walk from the Covent Garden piazza. The underground station is on the Piccadilly line, situated on the corner of Long Acre and James Street.
Stations just outside the district include the Charing Cross tube station and Charing Cross railway stations, Leicester Square tube station, and Holborn tube station.
Main Tube Station : London Covent Garden underground station (Piccadilly Line)
Nearest Hotels : in central London
London Covent Garden is a very popular area, Many landmarks are within walking distance from Covent Garden, such as the Adelphi Theatre, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, The National Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, The British Museum, the Photographers Gallery, London’s Transport Museum, Seven Dials and The Royal Opera House.
Many hotels and charming b&bs can be found near by on The Strand, close to Charing Cross train station, in London’s West End and on Trafalgar Square.
Nearby Attractions and Sights
Royal Opera House (Covent Garden, London WC2E9DD, England): stunning theater, home to the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera. The auditorium is beautiful.
Covent Garden Square (London WC2E, England): central square, also called Covent Garden Piazza.
Theatre Royal Drury Lane (Catherine Street, WC2B 5JF, England (Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square)): great entertainment venue. Theatre Royal Drury Lane one of the oldest theatres in London UK.
London Transport Museum (Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB): museum showcasing London’s transportation system since 1800. It takes you one on a tour of modes of public transport through the centuries.
St. Paul’s Church (The Actors’ Church) (Bedford Street, London WC2E 9ED, England): church located on the piazza in the heart of the Covent Garden area. It’s a beautiful, ornate church with a lovely churchyard.