Three things sum up Covent Garden: shopping, culture and street entertainment. Making your way through its bustling cobbled streets is exciting on any day of the week, and will give you a real flavour of London past and present. Make sure you book one of our Covent Garden hotels to be at the heart of the action. (Watch out for the human statues).
Snoop around Neal Street and Seven Dials for vintage and out-of-the-ordinary finds. Long Acre is best for high street and mid-range labels. Wander down to the piazza for luxury goodies and to see what’s on offer at the Apple Market, East Colonnade Market and Jubilee Market.
Cherish an evening of high culture at the Royal Opera House or The Coliseum. Home to the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera House showcases a range of experimental and traditional performances. Equally as acclaimed, The Coliseum is where you’ll find the English National Opera.
The theatres in and around Covent Garden make up a sizeable portion of London’s West End ‘Theatreland’. There’s the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane; The Shaftesbury on Shaftesbury Avenue; the Adelphi Theatre, Vaudeville Theatre and Novello Theatre line The Strand.
Anyone interested in the social history of transport, the urban history of London, technical advancements, and visual design will be in their element at London Transport Museum. It’s so much more than you’d expect.