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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 entertainment choices in this vibrant area.

Neal Street
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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 entertainment choices.

Top things to do in Covent Garden

London Harry Potter Walking Tour
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London Harry Potter Walking Tour

£14
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
London Pub Walking Tour of Covent Garden
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London Pub Walking Tour of Covent Garden

£20
Per adult
2000 Years Of History. Old City London Walking Tour
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2000 Years Of History. Old City London Walking Tour

£46
Per adult
The Golden Triangle Package Tour London-Oxford-Cambridge
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The Golden Triangle Package Tour London-Oxford-Cambridge

£3,211
Per adult
1066 Battle of Hastings, Birling Gap and Seven Sisters Tour
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1066 Battle of Hastings, Birling Gap and Seven Sisters Tour

£1,453
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The London Pass®: Access 80+ Tours & Attractions
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The London Pass®: Access 80+ Tours & Attractions

£79
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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 £15 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 ...

2.9/5 (517 reviews)

"The hotel is dated but clean and value for money."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
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 Waldorf Hilton, London
The Waldorf Hilton, London
4 out of 5
Aldwych, London, England
The price is £176 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! (998 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
The Hoxton Holborn
The Hoxton Holborn
4 out of 5
199 - 206 High Holborn, London, England
The price is £150 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
LCS Exeter Street Apartments
LCS Exeter Street Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Exeter Street, London, England

Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is steps away from Lyceum Theatre, The Strand and Aldwych Theatre. Covent Garden Market and Royal Opera ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (113 reviews)

"Very comfortable and well laid out apartment! I loved it and will definitely come back!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2020

LCS Exeter Street Apartments
The Fielding Hotel
The Fielding Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4 Broad Court, Bow St, London, England
The price is £119 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Market and Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Aldwych Theatre and The Strand ...

4.3/5Excellent! (198 reviews)
A great find

"Lovely little hotel in a perfect, central location. Easy walk to many theatres, galleries, museums and the River Thames,. Staff were welcoming and friendly, the room was small but clean, with plenty of storage space, and the bathroom equipped with a very large sink and a powerful, 2-way shower. A ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

The Fielding Hotel

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