Covent Garden is one of the most popular parts of central London for tourists and locals alike. Whether you’re a commuter on your way back from work, or you’re looking for experiences to fill your day out from the luxury of the Park Grand London Hyde Park, Covent Garden has a great range of diverse sights and shops for you to make the most out of. Based near some of the most iconic London landmarks such as the River Thames and Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden acts as both a gateway to the West End and all its glitz and glamour as well as being a destination in and of itself. Below you can find some of the best things to do in London whilst also enjoying a unique hub in the centre of the city.
The Vertical Chill ice climbing wall is one of the most unique experiences in London. Based in Covent Garden, the Vertical Chill wall gives you a chance to experience climbing Ice Walls, complete with hard hats, ice picks and up to minus 13 degrees of ice wall to keep you sweating through the breeze.
One of the Nike company’s flagship stores, the Nike town store just up towards Seven Dials sells both sale items and the best in new stock from the iconic companies. Whether its fashion items, sportswear or anything in between, the Niketown in Covent Garden is a great find, whatever your tastes and needs from the durable and legendary brand.
Just down from Covent Garden Market, the Lyceum Theatre is the legendary columned theatre which is the home to one of the longest running West End musicals on now. That is the Lion King, and daily tickets can be found for great value prices.
This amazing museum is located in the heart of Covent Garden and gives you a chance to explore and find out more about London’s most iconic transport. The museum takes you through age old underground carriages and the history behind the London transport system.
The Seven Dials, complete with its monumental statue in the middle, is the hub of Covent Garden. With a range of independent and artisan cafes as well as West End theatres playing the likes of Matilda, the Seven Dials is a great place to hang out and see the beating heart of London.
Covent Garden Market
If you’re staying at Heathrow hotels, Covent Garden Market is the perfect location to find a souvenir to bring home. With a range of independent shops and retailers such as the Moomin shop and a heap load of souvenir shops and cafes, the Covent Garden Market in the Piazza is one of the most atmospheric parts of the area, especially around Christmas time.
Royal Opera house
The Royal Opera House is one of the opulent crown jewels of London’s performing arts scene. With a range of brilliant performances in the 2000 capacity hall, you’ll definitely have a night to remember at the Royal Opera House.