Covent Garden brings you a potpourri of unequalled history, culture and entertainment. Spanning back to the sixth century, this world famous district is definitely a cut above the rest. Nestled on the eastern border of the West End between Drury Lane and St. Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden is surrounded by Leicester Square and the City of London.
Explore the area
Long associated with fashion, art and culture, Covent Garden is a traveller’s dream. It is home to some of the premium brands such as Burberry Brit, Opening Ceremony and Rugby Ralph Lauren. Needless to say, Covent Garden isn’t just a vibrant retail district. It is divided by the main street of Long Acre, north of which comprises independent shops while the South is packed with theatres, graceful buildings and entertainment facilities like London Transport Museum and Theatre Royal.
It is within walking distance of the iconic river Thames, exciting Soho and the very attractive Trafalgar Square. Some of the popular places within Covent Garden include The Opera Quarter, Seven Dials, Covent Garden market piazza and St Martin’s Courtyard.
When in Covent Garden, you certainly cannot miss the fascinating and enlightening Covent Garden Walking Tour.
Centrally located, Covent Garden is brilliantly connected to the rest of the city. Covent Garden Station is one of the most ideally located transport options. Leicester Square, Holborn and Charing Cross are other nearby tube stations. You can also take a bus to Trafalgar Square and then walk through the streets of this historic district.