The United Kingdom may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Covent GardenLondon

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.


Popular places to visit in Covent Garden

Covent Garden Market
Image for Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market

4.5/5(521 reviews)

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.

Lyceum Theatre
Image for Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre is a favourite theatre with a storied past in London. Discover the acclaimed art galleries and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Royal Opera House
Image for Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Marvel at the graceful movements of the ballerinas on stage and hear the sweet music of the orchestra in a theater that has been popular since the 1700s.

London Transport Museum
Image for London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

3/5(2 reviews)

Check out old posters and maps, see models of London’s 19th-century transport systems and watch your kids guide a Tube train through a simulator.

St. Paul's Church
Image for St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church

You can find out about the history of London with a stop at St. Paul's Church. Stroll along the riverfront or experience the acclaimed theatre scene in this vibrant area.

Neal Street
Image for Neal Street

Neal Street

During your visit to London, you can browse for the perfect souvenirs at Neal Street. Amble around this vibrant area's riverfront or experience its acclaimed art galleries.

Top things to do in Covent Garden

London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
Image for London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

£31
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
London Pub Walking Tour of Covent Garden
Image for London Pub Walking Tour of Covent Garden

London Pub Walking Tour of Covent Garden

£20
Per adult
The Golden Triangle Package Tour London-Oxford-Cambridge
Image for The Golden Triangle Package Tour London-Oxford-Cambridge

The Golden Triangle Package Tour London-Oxford-Cambridge

£3,211
Per adult
2000 Years Of History. Old City London Walking Tour
Image for 2000 Years Of History. Old City London Walking Tour

2000 Years Of History. Old City London Walking Tour

£46
Per adult
J.R.R. Tolkien's Oxford and Stonehenge
Image for J.R.R. Tolkien's Oxford and Stonehenge

J.R.R. Tolkien's Oxford and Stonehenge

£1,453
Per adult
More London for Less: 5 Attractions inc. The London Eye
Image for More London for Less: 5 Attractions inc. The London Eye

More London for Less: 5 Attractions inc. The London Eye

£70
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend

Top hotels in Covent Garden

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
2 out of 5
143 The Strand, London, England
The price is £49 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Trafalgar Square, London Eye and London Dungeon. Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are also ...

3/5 (518 reviews)

"Lovely lovely people!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
SACO Covent Garden - Arne Street
SACO Covent Garden - Arne Street
4 out of 5
4, Arne Street, Covent Garden, London, England
The price is £123 per night

Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Market and Aldwych Theatre. Lyceum Theatre ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)
10/10 - incredible location and beautiful space

"10/10 highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2020

SACO Covent Garden - Arne Street
The Waldorf Hilton, London
The Waldorf Hilton, London
4 out of 5
Aldwych, London, England
The price is £196 per night

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! (996 reviews)
Pleasant and enjoyable

"The staff were very accommodating during the disruption of the pandemic in Europe caused our plans to change. It was a welcome relief to have such understanding and made the stay all the more enjoyable despite the uncertainties surrounding us."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

The Waldorf Hilton, London
LCS Covent Garden Apartments
LCS Covent Garden Apartments
3.5 out of 5
59 Shelton Street, London, England

Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Market and Oxford Street. Lyceum Theatre ...

3.8/5Good! (107 reviews)
Fantastic Unit

"Really fantastic location (also next door to Tesco metro) well appointed and comfortable unit. Lovely bedrooms and also a sofa bed so would sleep 6 people without a drama. Loved our stay, perfect 😃"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2020

LCS Covent Garden Apartments
The Hoxton Holborn
The Hoxton Holborn
4 out of 5
199 - 206 High Holborn, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £72 per night

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! (363 reviews)
Perfect for a short getaway

"Perfect for a short stay. Room was a little on the small side, but facilities were great. Definitely check out the chicken shop restaurant in the basement"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

The Hoxton Holborn
The Resident Covent Garden
The Resident Covent Garden
4 out of 5
51 Bedford St, London, England
The price is £108 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Strand, Covent Garden Market and Lyceum Theatre. National Gallery and Trafalgar Square ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (451 reviews)

"Excellent service and all the staff were very friendly and helpful from checking in to checking out. Will definitely return"…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

The Resident Covent Garden

Other areas in London

Soho

Soho

Enjoy the fantastic nightlife in Soho. Piccadilly Theatre is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Leicester Square Underground Station or Tottenham Court Road Underground Station to see more of London.

Soho
Regent Street featuring street scenes and heritage architecture

London City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(21 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums, stunning river views and acclaimed art galleries, there's plenty to explore in London City Centre. Top attractions like Piccadilly Circus and Piccadilly Theatre are major draws. Catch the metro at Piccadilly Circus Underground Station or Green Park Underground Station to see more of the city.

London City Centre
Mayfair

Mayfair

Travellers love Mayfair for its popular shops, and you can see more of London by jumping on the metro at Green Park Underground Station or Bond Street Underground Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Piccadilly and Oxford Street.

Mayfair
Kings Cross St. Pancras showing interior views and heritage architecture as well as a small group of people

Kings Cross St. Pancras

Kings Cross St. Pancras is highly notable for its fascinating museums, and you might want to visit top sights like Russell Square and British Library. See more of London by jumping on the metro at King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station or Russell Square Underground Station.

Kings Cross St. Pancras
The City of London which includes a skyscraper, a city and modern architecture

The City of London

4.5/5Wonderful!(668 area reviews)

The City of London is highly notable for its stunning cathedral, and you might want to visit top sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Liverpool Street. See more of London by jumping on the metro at Mansion House Underground Station or Bank Underground Station.

The City of London
Victoria which includes a city, a park and heritage architecture

Victoria

5/5Exceptional!(6 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums and beautiful river views, there's plenty to explore in Victoria. You can visit top attractions like Apollo Victoria Theatre and Buckingham Palace, and jump on the metro at Victoria Underground Station or St. James's Park Underground Station to see more of the city.

Victoria

More to explore for Covent Garden

Image for Ideas for Travelling From Home: Explore the World from Your Living Room

Ideas for Travelling From Home: Explore the World from Your Living Room

Ideas for Travelling From Home: Explore the World from Your Living Room
Image for Things to Do in London in Spring

Things to Do in London in Spring

Things to Do in London in Spring
Image for 9 of the Best Art Galleries in London

9 of the Best Art Galleries in London

9 of the Best Art Galleries in London
Image for London Trail Running: Where to Find Trails around the Capital

London Trail Running: Where to Find Trails around the Capital

London Trail Running: Where to Find Trails around the Capital
Image for Like a Local: 10 Non-Touristy Things to Do in London

Like a Local: 10 Non-Touristy Things to Do in London

Like a Local: 10 Non-Touristy Things to Do in London
Image for Things to Do in London This Month: December

Things to Do in London This Month: December

Things to Do in London This Month: December