Guide to Covent Garden in London
Covent Garden has lots of things to do and is well worth visiting. It has some of London's best restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, hotels, cinemas, shops, and things to do. So many things to do that you might need some help making a plan. Well we are ready to help.
Covent Garden has a convenient tube station and plenty of parking so it is easy to get to and there is no excuse not to visit.
Our recommendations both in the guide below and in the articles from our London blog include the best places to eat from cheap to flashy; breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. If you are looking for the best cafes, or restaurants, we have our top picks. Covent Garden boasts great restaurants serving great Indian, Italian, French, Thai, and Mexican food. We have our choices for meat lovers, vegetarians, and pizza fans.
We also made some picks for everything from places for cocktails (like the best rooftop bars); to pubs to watch some sport and catch-up with friends at; to info about where to stay (budget accommodation like hostels, to romantic five star hotels).
If you are a shopaholic we have some recommendations and top tips for shopping at places like the Apple store too.
Useful Covent Garden Links
- Covent Garden Guide - Guide to Covent Garden featuring information about shops and events taking place in Covent Garden,
- Covent Garden (from Old and New London: Volume 3) - Covent Garden from Old and New London: Volume 3. Originally published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London, 1878.
- Covent Garden Market (from Survey of London: Volume 36, Covent Garden) - Covent Garden Market from Survey of London: Volume 36, Covent Garden. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1970.
Covent Garden on our Blog
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Map of Covent Garden in London
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FAQs about Covent Garden in London
You can view a list of shops in Covent Garden, including information about offers, by viewing our Covent Garden shopping guide (https://forbidden.london/london-guide/covent-garden/shopping-in-style#businesses)
Covent Garden Piazza is always open, but the shops usually operate between 10am and 8pm Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from around 11am to 6pm. The Apple Market is open from 10am until 6pm and the East Colonnade Market is open from 10:30am until 7pm.
There is Pay & Display parking on the streets off the Piazza - Henrietta Street, Southampton Street and Tavistock Street. There is also an NCP car park on Drury Lane.
Covent Garden has some great pubs which is no surprise as it is such a great area of London to meet in. Particularly if you like traditional pubs you are spoiled for choice as Covent Garden has some of the oldest and most traditional pubs to be found anywhere in London.
There are lots of pubs that serve Sunday lunch and traditional British pub grub too so if you are looking for a reasonably priced place to eat and drink one of the best gastro pubs in Covent Garden is well worth considering as a destination.
For a list of Covent Garden pubs you can view our Covent Garden pub guide (https://forbidden.london/london-guide/covent-garden/pubs) we have also recently created a blog post about our top picks for the best pubs in Covent Garden (https://forbidden.london/london-blog/best-pubs-covent-garden).
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