For guests staying with us in Marble Arch, the surrounding area offers a wide array of fantastic sights and activities. In particular, Covent Garden is only a short distance away yet represents one of the most vibrant and creative areas of London.
Travelling around the city can feel a little daunting for those who don’t yet know their way around, but London also has a fantastic public transport system which helps simplify your journeys.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at how to get to Covent Garden from Marble Arch, and what to take a look at when you arrive at your destination.
Things to see in Covent Garden
There are lots of reasons why a visit to Covent Garden is great fun while enjoying M by Montcalm Spa Deals. The area is noted for its scenery, as well as a range of great shopping opportunities and local attractions.
In the heart of London’s West End, you’ll be close to the quirky, creative hub of Neal’s Yard, as well as Covent Garden Market and its trendy boutiques. Other key attractions in Covent Garden include the London Transport Museum and the Royal Opera House, providing entertainment and fun learning opportunities.
If you’re headed to Covent Garden while staying in Marble Arch, here are a few of the best ways to get there from your accommodation.
Travel on the Tube
The London Underground is one of the most popular methods of getting around for both locals and visitors alike, and its easy to see why.
Fast, convenient and never unnecessarily expensive, the Tube connects Londoners to the destinations they want to reach for work and leisure. Travelling by Tube is the speediest way to get from Marble Arch to Covent Garden. A ticket will cost between £4-5 on the Central Line.
If you’re anxious about navigating the London Underground, don’t panic. There are plenty of helpful maps around, and also staff who will be happy to point you in the right direction. The trip will take just four minutes, leaving you free to spend more time exploring than reaching your destination.
If you have a busy day of adventures planned, such as enjoying a Spa Day with Afternoon Tea, then this is a great way to get around. Travelling by Tube is also often considered a bucket list activity for visitors to London, so you’ll be able to tick the activity off your list.
Travel by taxi
Taxis in London can sometimes represent a more expensive option than comparative travel choices, but there are ways to help keep the costs down while travelling from Marble Arch to Covent Garden.
Firstly, either book in advance and secure a fee before travel, or be sure to get a quote from the taxi driver when getting a cab directly from a taxi rank in London. This will help you to avoid any unwanted costs. Also, be sure to check whether your taxi driver takes card or cash (or both) as many of London’s taxis now offer the option of card payment for greater convenience.
A taxi journey will take approximately four minutes in good traffic, and we estimate the costs to be between £8-10 for a one way trip. This is around the same length of time as the Tube, but double the cost, so be sure to check your budget before travelling.
If you’re popping to Covent Garden while enjoying the Versace Spa London, then this is quick and efficient way to get there. You will also not have to worry too much about locating different transport hubs, as you can book the taxi from right outside your hotel.
Travel on the bus
Other than walking, travelling to Covent Garden on the bus is the most cost-effective method. A one-way journey from Marble Arch to Covent Garden will cost £2 on the Line 98 bus.
The trip takes around 14 minutes to complete. While bus travel is cheap, some visitors may find bus timetables confusing or choose to opt for faster, more private ways of reaching their destination.
Ultimately, choosing the bus is the ideal way to save a few pennies whilst also taking a more scenic route, travelling alongside London locals during your stay at 5 star hotels in London. If you have time to spare and want an authentic city experience, then this could be the perfect transport option for you.
Travel by Uber
Uber still operates in London, and travelling using this method is very similar to using taxis. The cost is sometimes a little less, which makes it an appealing option for both convenience and cost-effectiveness.
As with taxis, an Uber will take approximately 4 minutes to get you to your destination in good traffic. Be sure to check for any delays and make allowances for these when travelling.
Walk the route
Walking is a healthy way to get to Covent Garden from Marble Arch, and as an added bonus it won’t cost you anything at all.
The journey will take approximately 35 minutes, walking at a leisurely pace. On the way, you’ll be able to see some of the sights and get to know London in a way which may be less accessible if opting for some of the speedier forms of transport.
However, there are a few barriers which could prevent you from walking the route. Firstly, if you struggle with navigation or mobility, then choose one of the alternative methods suggested. Secondly, for anyone who is in a hurry, walking is certainly not the best option.
However, if you have time to spare and want to experience London in a different way, then you can either follow the route of the A40 or travel via Oxford Street and then the A40 for a slightly lengthier journey.
The entire trip is approximately 1.9 miles, covering primarily flat terrain.