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Covent Garden

Get lost in the cobblestoned labyrinth of boutiques and bars, or simply find a spot to enjoy the street performers in one of London’s most entertaining districts.

Situated on the site of a 17th-century fruit market, the main piazza, shops, bars and restaurants now take center stage in Covent Garden. While the fruit market has moved to south London, the area is still bursts with energy and life. From string quartets, to escape artists and mime artists, “The Garden” attracts street performers from all over Europe. 

The area is perfect for foodies and coffee aficionados too. You’ll find international flavors in the many restaurants; think Thai sticky rice, French pastries, Belgium chocolate, Spanish seafood paella and North African curries. If you want to try some tasty European brews, The Garden offers a choice of historic and character-filled pubs within the main square. 

Beyond the restaurants and boutiques of the main piazza, each area of Covent Garden impresses with its own character. Long Acre features a great choice of fashionable stores, including local favorites like Ben Sherman and All Saints. For a more laid-back vibe, explore the artsy boutiques and quirky cafés of the Seven Dials area. 

Satisfy that sweet tooth at one of the cute little Monmouth Street cafés serving up pastries and English tea. Coffee connoisseurs will also find plenty of options for a latte or Americano. Around the corner is Neal’s Yard, which is filled with hip shops and independent clothing outfitters. 

Covent Garden is conveniently located near the West End and claims the beautiful Royal Opera House as its own. Built in 1732, this landmark building has endured fires and many changes of hands but still hosts performances by the Royal Opera and Ballet companies. 

The closest Underground station is Covent Garden.


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Lodging Near Covent Garden Market

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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

200 Westminster Bridge Road, London
4.4
of 5, from 8,904 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This fantastic new hotel is located on the South Bank, near London Eye. Waterloo and Westminster stations are within 5 minutes walk, making easier to travel and ideal choice for city break or business trip.

$128
The Strand Palace Hotel

The Strand Palace Hotel

372 The Strand, London
4.0
of 5, from 8,612 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in City of Westminster, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Covent Garden Market and King's College London. Royal Opera House and London Coliseum are also within 10 minutes.

The Grosvenor Hotel

The Grosvenor Hotel

101 Buckingham Palace Road, London
4.2
of 5, from 1,128 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Belgravia, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Victoria Palace Theatre, Buckingham Palace, and St. James Park. Big Ben and Sloane Square are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$103
St Giles London - A St Giles Hotel

St Giles London - A St Giles Hotel

Bedford Avenue, London
3.6
of 5, from 3,386 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Bloomsbury, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The British Museum, St George’s, Bloomsbury, and Russell Square. University of London and Leicester Square are also within 15 minutes.

Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields

Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields

61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London
4.5
of 5, from 1,541 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Camden, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Opera House, St George’s, Bloomsbury, and King's College London. Covent Garden Market and The British Museum are also within 10 minutes.

$100
Club Quarters Hotel, St. Paul's

Club Quarters Hotel, St. Paul's

24 Ludgate Hill, London
4.3
of 5, from 3,544 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the courtyard of historic Stationers Hall, this club-like hotel is within walking distance of the Tate Modern, the Museum of London, and Millennium Bridge.

Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel

Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel

20 Mercer Street, Covent Garden, London
4.4
of 5, from 860 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

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The Waldorf Hilton, London

The Waldorf Hilton, London

Aldwych, London
4.0
of 5, from 1,513 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Centrally located between The City financial district and the West End theater district, this impressive luxury London hotel is just a block from Somerset House and two blocks from Covent Garden and the Thames.