by Gill Chris
A visit to London wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Covent Garden; a fun and lively area with a great atmosphere, offering a wide selection of shops, theatre, eateries, bars, history and culture.
You will find many of London’s top attractions in and around Covent Garden, including The London Transport Museum, The Royal Opera House (home to the Royal Ballet), Somerset House, Covent Garden Market and St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church. Covent Garden is also known for its street theatre in the piazza area.
At the heart of Covent Garden is the market with its quirky craft stalls and emerging designer boutiques, but the wider area of The Opera Quarter, St. Martin’s Courtyard, Neal’s Yard and Seven Dials has become a destination for premium brands.
The theatres in and around Covent Garden offer musicals, plays and comedies, including The Lion King at The Lyceum, Stomp at The Ambassadors Theatre and War Horse at The New London Theatre. For pre or post theatre refreshments you will be spoilt for choice by the wide array of restaurants and bars to choose from which cater for every conceivable palate and pocket.
Covent Garden tube station is on the Piccadilly Line but Charing Cross, Leicester Square and Holborn stations are all just a short walk away and all are easily reached from any of our London vacation rentals.
You can find out more and plan a visit to Covent Garden here.