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.



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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.


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Beaufort Bar (at The Savoy Hotel)
Beaufort Bar (at The Savoy Hotel)Top Pick

Strand, London

The Beaufort Bar provides a theatrical, art deco setting in which to enjoy cocktails that push the boundaries. The...Read more

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Part of The Savoy Hotel

Duke of York's Theatre
Duke of York's TheatreTop Pick

Saint Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG

The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is an extraordinary success story. Founded in 1992, ATG is now the world’s number...Read more

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Lyceum Theatre
Lyceum TheatreTop Pick

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ

The Lyceum Theatre in London is a long and complex tale of success, downfall and rebirth. It all started in 1772 when...Read more

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Michael Kors (James Street)
Michael Kors (James Street) Top Pick

28 James Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8PA

Watches & Accessories & Handbags & Shoes Read more

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Accessorize (Brompton Road)
Accessorize (Brompton Road)

53 Brompton Road, London, SW3 1DP

Our wonderful story starts back in 1973 when the first Monsoon boutique opened on London’s Beauchamp Place. Peter...Read more

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Adventure Bar
Adventure Bar

20 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9HP

A rabbit warren of wonder, a labyrinth of delight; this subterranean Covent Garden bar thrills with its architectural...Read more

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Aldwych Theatre
Aldwych Theatre

The Aldwych, 49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF

The Nederlander Organization operates 9 theatres on Broadway and a further 15 across North America.In London, we own...Read more

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All Bar One (Henrietta Street)
All Bar One (Henrietta Street)

19 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8QH

All Bar One Henrietta Street is a stylish city bar where you can catch up with friends, unwind after work or simply...Read more

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Amba Hotel Charing Cross
Amba Hotel Charing Cross

139 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 5HX

Make the most of your stay, whether you're stopping over on business or in london to discover what makes this great...Read more

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Ambassadors Theatre
Ambassadors Theatre

West Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9ND

The Ambassadors Theatre, one of the smallest West End Theatres, was designed by W G R Sprague, with the intention of...Read more

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American Bar (at The Savoy Hotel)
American Bar (at The Savoy Hotel)

Strand, London

Winner of Best International Bar Team 2016 at Tales of the Cocktail and Best Bar in Europe (second in the world) at...Read more

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Part of The Savoy Hotel

Amorino (Garrick Street)
Amorino (Garrick Street)

7 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9AR

Created by two childhood friends, Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi, Amorino was founded in 2002. The two founders'...Read more

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Arts Theatre
Arts Theatre

Great Newport Street, London, WC2H

Didi and Gogo wait on a country road by a tree for a man named Godot. All they know is that when Godot arrives they...Read more

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Aspinal of London (Covent Garden)
Aspinal of London (Covent Garden)

32 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LA

A hotspot for culture and creativity, Covent Garden provides a vibrant backdrop for our Longacre store. Look out for...Read more

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Assa
Assa

23 Romilly Street, Soho, London, W1D 5AQ

Assa is a bustling restaurant in Covent Garden. A variety of authentic Korean dishes are served within contemporary...Read more

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Augustus Harris
Augustus Harris

33 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JT

Augustus Harris is a wine bar and coffee shop inspired by the bàcari of Venice. We are open from midday serving...Read more

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Barrafina (Adelaide Street)
Barrafina (Adelaide Street)

10 Adelaide Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HZ

Barrafina is an authentic Spanish tapas bar owned and operated by restaurateurs Sam & Eddie Hart. There are three...Read more

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Barrafina (Dean Street)
Barrafina (Dean Street)

26-27 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3LL

Barrafina is an authentic Spanish tapas bar owned and operated by restaurateurs Sam & Eddie Hart. There are three...Read more

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Barrafina (Drury Lane)
Barrafina (Drury Lane)

43 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5AJ

Barrafina is an authentic Spanish tapas bar owned and operated by restaurateurs Sam & Eddie Hart. There are...Read more

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Be At One (Covent Garden)
Be At One (Covent Garden)

23 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DA

With our team of highly-skilled bartenders, this tiny bar belies it's size by having the biggest party atmosphere in...Read more

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Beauty & Fitness (at The Savoy Hotel)
Beauty & Fitness (at The Savoy Hotel)

Strand, London

Beauty & Fitness at The Savoy is a private facility in the heart of London for health, relaxation and wellbeing,...Read more

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Part of The Savoy Hotel

Belgo (Centraal)
Belgo (Centraal)

50 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9LJ

By far one of the largest restaurants in London boasting a huge 12,000 square foot and seating up to 420 diners at...Read more

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Belgo (Holborn)
Belgo (Holborn)

67 Kingsway, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 6TD

Located on the edge of Covent Garden, and a 5 minute walk from High Holborn Tube, Belgo Holborn is situated in what...Read more

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Molton Brown (Covent Garden
Molton Brown (Covent Garden

London

0.07km

Expertly blended in London, Molton Brown’s collection of signature fragrances, bath & shower gels, home and hand care...Read more

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Vaudeville Theatre
Vaudeville Theatre

404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH

0.1km

The current building is the third theatre to be built on this prominent Strand site. The first theatre, which had a...Read more

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London Film Museum
London Film Museum

London Film Museum, 45 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7BN

0.1km

Props, costumes, sets and artefacts from British films, history of moviemakingRead more

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Stanley Gibbons
Stanley Gibbons

399 Strand, London, WC2R 0LP

0.1km

Stanley Gibbons Ltd is the world's longest-established rare stamp merchant, supplying stamps, publications, advice...Read more

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The Lounge Bar (at The Strand Palace Hotel)
The Lounge Bar (at The Strand Palace Hotel)

372 Strand, Strand, London, WC2R 0JJ

0.11km

The Lounge Bar is a generous, relaxed space at the very heart of the hotel. It’s perfect for informal meetings,...Read more

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Part of The Strand Palace Hotel

Adelphi Theatre
Adelphi Theatre

Strand, London

0.13km

Having celebrated its bicentenary in 2006 the current Adelphi Theatre is actually the fourth venue on this site in...Read more

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Savoy Theatre
Savoy Theatre

Savoy Court, Strand, London, WC2R 0ET

0.16km

The Savoy Theatre opened on 10th October 1881, on the site of the old Savoy Palace in London. The theatre was built...Read more

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Royal Society of Arts
Royal Society of Arts

8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

0.16km

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One Aldwych Hotel
One Aldwych Hotel

1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ

0.16km

(Approved Wedding Venue)Read more

Approved Wedding Venues

Somerset House
Somerset House

Somerset House, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

0.17km

Arts centre with gallery and Courtauld GalleryRead more

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Pepe Italian Street Food
Pepe Italian Street Food

57 St. Martin's Lane , Soho, London, WC2N 4EA

0.17km

High quality Italian ingredients freshly cooked and prepared daily on our premises. The attention to the authenticity...Read more

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Retro Bar
Retro Bar

2 George Court, Strand, London, WC2N 6HH

0.19km

Regular events: every tuesday: quiz night with lola lasagne from 8pm. £1 entry per player. Thursdays thursday...Read more

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Hilton London Waldorf Hotel
Hilton London Waldorf Hotel

Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD

0.19km

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Marconi Lounge
Marconi Lounge

336-337 Strand, Strand, London, WC2B 4RD

0.21km

Our chic, atmospheric lobby bar has many faces as the day evolves. By day, the bar serves artisanal coffee, aromatic...Read more

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Part of Marconi Lounge

Home to: Marconi Lounge

Savoy Place IET London
Savoy Place IET London

2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

0.21km

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Approved Wedding Venues

Prezzo (St Martin's Lane)
Prezzo (St Martin's Lane)

116 St Martin's Lane, Soho, London, WC2N 4BF

0.22km

Conveniently positioned close to Trafalgar Square and several prestigious theatres and within easy walking distance...Read more

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Cambridge Theatre
Cambridge Theatre

London, WC2H 9HA

0.22km

The Cambridge Theatre is one of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End, having opened in 1930 with...Read more

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The Houses of Parliament (The Palace of Westminster)
The Houses of Parliament (The Palace of Westminster)

York Place, London, WC2N 5

0.22km

The Houses of Parliament, also referred to as the Palace of Westminster, are home to the House of Commons and the...Read more

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ME Hotel
ME Hotel

335 Strand, London, WC2R 1HL

0.22km

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Courtauld Institute of Art
Courtauld Gallery

Courtauld Institute of Art, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

0.24km

Part of the University of London, located in Somerset House, features Old Masters and Impressionist paintingsRead more

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Chinese Tapas House
Chinese Tapas House

15 Little Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JJ

0.24km

Chinese fast food at its finest, pop to Chinese Tapas House for a tasty, quick light bite. Best for: Street foodRead more

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Good Friend
Good Friend

14 Little Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JJ

0.24km

Good Friend Chicken brings Taiwanese night-market food to the heart of Chinatown. And it’s sooooooo good. Best for:...Read more

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The Library and Museum of Freemasonry
Library and Museum of Freemasonry

The Library and Museum of Freemasonry, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ

0.24km

Library, artefacts and regalia of FreemasonryRead more

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Guo C 100
Guo C 100

35 Newport Court, London

0.24km

The legendary Chinese dessert chain’s debut European outpost, Guo C 100 in Chinatown London serves up fruity-fresh...Read more

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RORO
RORO

34 Newport Court, London

0.24km

Ultra-trendy with crazy colour changing drinks and indulgent, fruit-filled crepes, RORO is a must-visit dessert...Read more

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