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Covent Garden
London

London featuring markets, heritage elements and signage

A vibrant district, home to many of London’s trendiest boutiques and bars, where you can while away many entertaining hours.

Back in the 17th century, Covent Garden was home to a traditional fruit market. The stalls that lined the streets way back then have long since relocated further south in the city, but the buzz and energy of those times remains to this day. Today, the district is home to many shops, bars and restaurants and the main piazza at its heart. Spend some time here and you’ll be mesmerised by the street performers who flock here from across Europe and beyond.

If you’re a food lover then you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you’re looking for Thai rice, French pastries, Belgian chocolate, Spanish seafood or curries from North Africa, there is something for you in the restaurants here. Stop off for a drink or two in one of the historic local pubs located around the main square, which offer some interesting concoctions from far and wide.

Explore a little further away from the central piazza and you’ll find even more. Long Acre has fashionable stores, such as the ever-popular Ben Sherman and All Saints. Or you can head for the Seven Dials area and flit between its smart boutiques and cafés.

If you find yourself craving something sweet, visit one of the cafés on Monmouth Street for a cup of traditional English tea or one of a number of great coffees accompanied by a delicious cake or pastry. Neal’s Yard just around the corner is another great spot, with its health food cafés and various New Age establishments.

Close to the West End, Covent Garden is also where you’ll find the stunning Royal Opera House. Dating back to 1732, the beautiful structure has survived severe fires but still stands to this day and plays host to some dazzling opera and ballet shows.

The district is easy to reach by Underground, with the closest station Covent Garden servicing the area.


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Stayo Homes Covent Garden
Stayo Homes Covent Garden
3.5 out of 5
59 Shelton Street, London, England
The price is SG$157 per night from 16 Jun to 16 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Market and Oxford Street. Lyceum Theatre ...
3.7/5Good! (111 reviews)
Would definitely stay again
"Really enjoyed staying here, it was clean, comfy (except the sofa bed) and perfect for our girls weekend. Excellent location, with Trafalgar Square down the road along with all other attractions within walking distance. The only thing I would say that is negatively was the apartment was really really ..."

Reviewed on 18 Aug,2020

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The Hoxton Holborn
The Hoxton Holborn
4 out of 5
199 - 206 High Holborn, London, England
The price is SG$279 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The British Museum, Oxford Street and Royal Opera House. Russell Square and Aldwych Theatre ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (400 reviews)
"Great location, staff were super friendly"

Reviewed on 12 Jun,2021

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The Resident Covent Garden
The Resident Covent Garden
4 out of 5
51 Bedford St, London, England
The price is SG$201 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Strand, Covent Garden Market and Lyceum Theatre. National Gallery and Trafalgar Square ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (571 reviews)
"As soon as we walked into reception the staff where very welcoming and just made the experience as a whole amazing."

Reviewed on 7 Jun,2021

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The Waldorf Hilton, London
The Waldorf Hilton, London
4 out of 5
Aldwych, London, England
The price is SG$369 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Covent Garden Market, Trafalgar Square and The British Museum. London Eye and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"Great location, very friendly and helpful concierge, nice pool by London standards."

Reviewed on 6 Jun,2021

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The Henrietta Hotel
The Henrietta Hotel
4 out of 5
14-15 Henrietta Street, London, England
The price is SG$374 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Strand, Covent Garden Market and Lyceum Theatre. Royal Opera House and London Coliseum ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (124 reviews)
"Really lovely boutique hotel in the heart of Covent Garden. Made to feel welcome the whole time we stayed. Breakfast was very fresh and individually cooked. We had a meal in the restaurant which was exceptional."

Reviewed on 23 May,2021

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The Fielding Hotel
The Fielding Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4 Broad Court, Bow St, London, England
The price is SG$295 per night from 23 Jun to 23 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Market and Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Aldwych Theatre and The Strand ...
4.3/5Excellent! (238 reviews)
"Fantastic hotel, friendly staff, overall very impressed"

Reviewed on 19 Dec,2020

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