Covent Garden is one of the most interesting areas within the fascinating city of London, and well worth a visit for travellers staying for both business and leisure. Here’s our quick guide to the very best things to see and do…
Check out the Covent Garden Piazza
Traffic-free and cobblestoned, this part of Covent Garden is very popular with browsing pedestrians and includes a strong roster of free entertainment all year-round alongside a range of impressive retailers, food stalls and crafts within the Covent Garden Market. Once famous for its fruit and vegetables, the market continues to offer handmade goods every day of the week and makes a great starting point for your Covent Garden adventures to begin while staying at the Montcalm London City. There are more shopping destinations all around the area, including a combination of flagship stores and smaller boutiques.
Head to the Royal Opera House
This world famous opera house offers regular performances from some of the leading lights in opera and ballet, including the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet companies. To secure tickets it’s advisable to book as far in advance as possible, as this is one of the biggest draws to the area. Tours are also available, to give visitors a backstage glimpse at the venue during their stay at the Montcalm Hotel.
Visit the London Transport Museum
This family-friendly tourist attraction explores the city’s impressive transport system in depth, packed with interactive exhibits for all ages and information on everything from the vehicles used in London’s public transport to the history of how the system developed over many years. There’s a delightful on-site gift shop for picking up vintage posters and quintessentially British gifts in London Transport Museum.
Enjoy a Historic Pub
London is a city which enjoys its pubs and eateries, but for a real slice of London’s past, head to Covent Garden’s own The Lamb and Flag, which dates all the way back to the 18th century. Built when Covent Garden was little more than a slum, this is a fantastic way of enjoying a celebratory drink while marvelling at the city’s rapid expansion of everything from shopping to cultural locations and boutique hotels in London UK.
Browse Covent Garden’s Varied Streets
The culture of Covent Garden is as eclectic as it is plentiful, with St Martin’s Courtyard acting as a relaxing space with lots of great places to grab a bite to eat, including Jamie’s Italian, and some amazing shopping destinations into the bargain. Neal Street is filled with great and varied shopping opportunities, and is also the home of Neal’s Yard Dairy, where you can find all manner of fantastic dairy products. Seven Dials meanwhile offers all manner of fantastic, quirky shops selling everything from shoes to jewellery to traditional sweets and cakes, as well as memorabilia of all kinds. This helps demonstrate how much there truly is to see and do in Covent Garden – making it worthy of a leisurely stroll.