Covent Garden is one of the most famed areas in London. A bustling little area, it sits just a ten-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road Tube Station, Shaftesbury Avenue and Oxford Street. Full to the brim of shops, cafes, eateries, and theatres, Covent Garden is one of the most popular places for visitors and locals alike to explore. So if you fancy getting out and about, why not book a few nights in one of the 4 star hotels in London, like our Park Grand Hotels, and spend a day in Covent Garden?
Covent Garden is the location of choice for many companies looking to open up a flagship store. Apple’s UK flagship store for example is right in the middle of Covent Garden, while make-up guru Charlotte Tilbury decided the area was the perfect spot to open up her very first (and to date only) store. But whatever you’re in to, we guarantee you’ll be able to find it in Covent Garden. On top of the usual chain stores like M&S, MAC, Chanel, and Disney, you’ll also find the Moomin Shop and a whole host of other cute independent stores that will draw you in. So what is there to do in Covent Garden?
Catch a show
Home to a number of theatres, Covent Garden is somewhat of an extension to Shaftesbury Avenue. So if you’re in the mood for a show, spend the day perusing at your leisure, before heading to see one of the many shows. If you’re lucky, you might also be able to catch a performance at the Royal Opera House.
Grab a coffee
Just like everywhere in the UK, Covent Garden is obsessed with coffee shops. In the summer, hundreds of people sit outside, soaking up the sun. And why shouldn’t you be one of them? If you find yourself at a loose end, or just need a caffeine boost mid-afternoon, head to one of the ample coffee shops in the area and people watch while you re-charge your batteries.
See some art
Street theatre and street art is one of the main draws for tourists to Covent Garden. And no matter which day you choose to visit, we guarantee you’ll see someone. Be it break dancers, famous characters, magicians, or even singers, you could discover the next big thing, right there in Covent Garden’s famous square.
Visit a museum
The London Transport Museum has been documenting the story of London and its transport system for 200 years. Looking at what the sector was like back in the day, as well as where it is now, the museum is the perfect place to learn a little bit about history. Located in the heart of Covent Garden, it attracts millions of people every single year.
If you’re looking to explore Covent Garden, then you’re in luck – it’s one of the easiest places to get to. Relatively central, it boasts its own Tube station – although it does get busy at the weekends and doesn’t have an escalator so you’ll need to queue for the lift or take the 193 steps to the surface!
If you’re staying in one of the Park Grand London Hotels however, then you’ll find access easy via car or on foot. Centrally-located, our hotels have been designed with convenience in mind. So go on, stay in one of the best 4 star hotels in London!