Covent Garden is a magnetic tourist area, home to more than thirty theatres and the splendid, world-renowned Royal Opera house.
When London's wholesale fruit and vegetable market moved out of Covent Garden in the 1970's, the scene was set for its transformation into the city's most entertaining and popular district.
The actual Covent Garden Square was originally designed in 1630 and a casual market began in 1654. The original market is a much more modern version is still in the same place.
Covent Garden is a perfect place to visit for shopping, dining and socialising with friends. Here is where you’ll most definitely find something for everyone from:- Agnes b, Apple Store, Barbour, Bobbi Brown Studio, Chanel, Crabtree & Evelyn, Dior Beauty Boutique, Hackett House, Hobbs, Jo Malone London, Karen Millen, Kurt Geiger etc etc all within close walking distance of each other. It is literally a shopping heaven!
Based in central London, Covent Garden is a perfect place to meet, with lots of things to see, do and eat in a concentrated space which is rare for London. There are often street performers from street theatre and Jugglers to Mime artists to entertain the crowds while they shop/eat or drink, or just having a stroll.
We would definitely recommend taking the time to have a wonder through Covent Garden and take in the sights – it really is special.
Pubs/Bars: Maple Leaf, Lamb & Flag, The Porterhouse
Restaurants: Shake Shack, Wahaca, 21 Covent Garden, Balthazar
Places of Interest: Royal Opera House, Theatre Royal Dury Lane, London Transport Museum, Aldwych Theatre, New London Theatre, Peacock Theatre, London Film Museum.