Covent Garden

London

Get lost in the cobblestoned labyrinth of boutiques and bars, or simply find a spot to enjoy the street performers in one of London’s most entertaining districts.

Situated on the site of a 17th-century fruit market, the main piazza, shops, bars and restaurants now take center stage in Covent Garden. While the fruit market has moved to south London, the area is still bursts with energy and life. From string quartets, to escape artists and mime artists, “The Garden” attracts street performers from all over Europe.

The area is perfect for foodies and coffee aficionados too. You’ll find international flavors in the many restaurants; think Thai sticky rice, French pastries, Belgium chocolate, Spanish seafood paella and North African curries. If you want to try some tasty European brews, The Garden offers a choice of historic and character-filled pubs within the main square.

Beyond the restaurants and boutiques of the main piazza, each area of Covent Garden impresses with its own character. Long Acre features a great choice of fashionable stores, including local favorites like Ben Sherman and All Saints. For a more laid-back vibe, explore the artsy boutiques and quirky cafés of the Seven Dials area.

Satisfy that sweet tooth at one of the cute little Monmouth Street cafés serving up pastries and English tea. Coffee connoisseurs will also find plenty of options for a latte or Americano. Around the corner is Neal’s Yard, which is filled with hip shops and independent clothing outfitters.

Covent Garden is conveniently located near the West End and claims the beautiful Royal Opera House as its own. Built in 1732, this landmark building has endured fires and many changes of hands but still hosts performances by the Royal Opera and Ballet companies.

The closest Underground station is Covent Garden.


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The Fielding Hotel
The Fielding Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4 Broad Court, Bow St, London, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £150 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Neal Street and Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (246 reviews)
"Super boutique hotel. Friendly reception staff. Room not huge but clean and ticked all the boxes. Linen was crisp and towels thick and soft. Location outstanding."

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2021

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The Hoxton Holborn
The Hoxton Holborn
4 out of 5
199 - 206 High Holborn, London, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £179 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The British Museum, Oxford Street and Royal Opera House. Russell Square and Aldwych Theatre ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (426 reviews)
"Everything as expected, top quality all round. The perfect central London hotel."

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2021

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The Lincoln Suites
The Lincoln Suites
4 out of 5
37-39 Kingsway, London, England
Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Oxford Street. Russell Square and National Gallery ...
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Great night away
"Great stay, we'll equipped and perfect location. Beds so comfy and shower fab!"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2021

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The Waldorf Hilton, London
The Waldorf Hilton, London
4 out of 5
Aldwych, London, England
The price is £188 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Covent Garden Market, Trafalgar Square and The British Museum. London Eye and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (971 reviews)
"Super"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2021

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The Resident Covent Garden
The Resident Covent Garden
4 out of 5
51 Bedford St, London, England
The price is £188 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and National Gallery. Oxford Street and The Mall are also within ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (617 reviews)
"The room amenities were excellent, really well thought out providing a small kitchenette area. Location was excellent. Staff were very polite and always appeared happy."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2021

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Middle Eight
Middle Eight
5 out of 5
66 Great Queen St, Covent Garden, London, England
The price is £246 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lincoln's Inn Fields, Russell Square and Oxford Street. Theatre Royal Drury Lane and ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (25 reviews)
Middle Eight Hotel was new to me
"Recently refurbished to a very high modern standard. Good location for theatres. I would recommend this Hotel to anyone."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2021

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