Top 10 Things to do in Covent Garden

Top 10 Things to do in Covent Garden

Covent Garden sits in the West End of London and is one of the most fashionable areas of the city. As a result of its high tourist levels, you can usually find some pretty good West End hotels special offers, allowing you to stay in one of the quirkiest and finest parts of the capital at a bargain price.

With this in mind, if you’re staying at of the hotels in West End and want to learn more about what to do on your hotel room doorstep in Covent Garden, here are 10 of the top sights in this area.

1. Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market

By far, the biggest draw in Covent Garden is the market. Here, you’ll find some of the finest handmade and artisan goods in the whole of London, with fashion, art, and décor all on offer under the iconic glass roof. If you’re after a taste of market culture or want some souvenirs, this is the place to go.

2. Neal’s Yard

The West End is known for being artsy, and nowhere is this better exampled than Neal’s Yard, a small yet vibrant alley of quirky, organic shops in the heart of Covent Garden.

3. Royal Opera House

If you’re staying in Covent Garden at the Piccadilly London West End hotel, you’re well-positioned to spend an evening at the Royal Opera House, home to world-class performers and productions.

4. Infinity Chamber

Need a photo for your Instagram grid? If so, head to the Infinity Chamber. It comprises countless LED lights designed to help with restorative colour therapy. Plus, it’s open 24 hours a day, so there’s always time to stop by!

5. London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

You may know that London revolutionised the concept of city travel with the Underground system, but there’s much more to London’s transport history than meets the eye. Learn all about it at the London Transport Museum.

6. London Film Museum

Speaking of museums, it’s worth visiting the London Film Museum, especially if you’re a fan of James Bond and want to see some of the sets and vehicles used in the original films.

7. Somerset House

If you’re into art and exhibitions, make sure you stop by Somerset House to see some of the most iconic installations and creative works in all of Europe.

8. Rules Restaurant

Covent Garden is brimming with places to eat, so whether you’re looking for Indian afternoon tea in London or a classic English fry up, you’ll find it. That being said, Covent Garden is also home to London’s oldest restaurant, Rules, so if that’s not worthy of a visit, we don’t know what is.

9. Cecil Court

Step back in time to the Dickens era of London by visiting Cecil Court and its array of charming bookshops which have stood still in time since the 17th century.

10. K2 Telephone Boxes

K2 Telephone Boxes

London conjures up images of red telephone boxes, but they can be hard to find in the city these days. That being said, head to the Kiosk Two telephone box installation where you’ll find five of these iconic red boxes that shaped how the world sees Britain.