Things to Do In Covent Garden
Just a ten minute walk from The Bloomsbury Hotel, Covent Garden
is an inviting and attractive place to spend an afternoon. Enjoy a
leisurely lunch at one of the finest restaurants in London, stroll
through the market and view antiques, vintage jewellery and local
handicrafts, watch the fantastic street entertainment and visit St.
Pauls, The Royal Opera or the London Transport Museum.
The perfect ending for the day is an evening in a charming
traditional pub, several of which are situated in listed
Covent Garden has several five star restaurants including
Dials for a grilled steak or the Moti Mahal which is
one of the best Indian restaurants in London. For fresh seafood try
J Sheekey Oyster Bar, fast becoming famous around the world. For
those looking for haute cuisine, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is the
After a tasty and relaxing lunch, we suggest a stroll through the
quirky Apple Market that is the heart of Covent Garden. It has
craft stalls and boutiques, and there is always something
completely unique here to take home with you. It’s our favourite
place to pick up gifts in London. The stalls change every day and
on Mondays, the market specialises in antiques.
Live Music in Covent Garden
North Hall and West Piazza as well as other venues around the
market there is fantastic street entertainment to be found. South
Hall Courtyard is reserved only for classical music. Even with all
the renovations done in the buildings in and around Covent Garden,
they have all been updated with a view to maintaining a special
historical and artistic charm. The Royal Opera House is a
world famous theatre and home to the Royal Ballet, the ROH
Orchestra and the Royal Opera. It is open during the day to the
general public for pre-booked tours.
Saint Paul’s Covent Garden is the Actors’ Church designed by Inigo
Jones in 1631. It has a long association with the theatre
community. Completed in 1633, it is surrounded by an award-winning
garden and graveyard. It has several memorials to famous actors
including Noel Coward, Charlie Chaplin, Boris Karloff, Stanley
Holloway, Vivien Leigh, Ivor Novello and Gracie Fields.
The London Transport Museum offers exciting, interactive
exhibitions about the history of trains, trams, the tube and the
London buses. It also offers plans for the future and has a gift
shop with colourful, vintage posters from the tube and other iconic
For those whose day begins at sundown, Covent Garden offers
nightlife long into the morning. Visitors can get refreshed at one
of the great pubs (including one of the oldest pubs in London) and
then move on to a live music venue.
A visit to Covent Garden is like a
mini-holiday, and it is easily accessible through its own Tube
station. It’s also just a 10 minute walk from
The Bloomsbury Hotel.
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