Covent Garden gained its name from the ‘convent garden’, which was cultivated here in the middle ages by the monks of the Abbey of Westminster. About 800 years ago, St Peter opened a market in this garden, since then the area has remained an important shopping centre and the market grew bigger and more popular. Today, the market is popular for selling luxuries, gifts, and fashion items rather than fruits and flowers. This thriving neighbourhood is a great tourist destination, surrounded by bars and museums, offering entertainment round the clock. During your short term stay in Covent Garden, you can feel the “bohemian” atmosphere that has been well preserved. The area is also fabulous for being home to lots of great shops, restaurants, boutiques and traditional pubs.
Covent Garden neighbourhood is a must for all London visitors who appreciate art, music, culture and history. This hidden gem is a thriving place for cultural attractions, night life and top-notch theatres. Attracting visitors from all over Europe, the place is home to tourist attractions like English National Opera, Britain's National Portrait Gallery and St Paul's Church. If you are looking for some enriching shopping experience, visit the premium shopping area Seven Dials and Floral Street, which boast of independent shops and myriad of high-end British designer boutiques including Ted Baker, and Nicole Farhi. The district is also home to The Covent Garden Piazza, which is London’s most attractive covered market, specialized in selling novelty items and shoes. During your vacation in London, look for good places to stay in Covent Garden and enjoy the trendy appeal of this neighbourhood by sampling the abundant restaurants, bars and pubs that keep buzzing late into the night.
There’s no shortage of ways to get around in Covent Garden as the area has its own tube station in zone 1, which runs s on the Piccadilly line between Leicester Square and Holborn stations. The area is well-connected to other parts of the city via transportation like tubes and buses and where there is no public means to move, you will find it easy to go on foot. Covent Garden is just 16 minutes’ walk from iconic attraction The London Eye while reaching Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport will only take 60 minutes if you travel by tube. Apart from tubes and trains, there are many bus routes that travel into the area, so you can easily make your way to and from Covent Garden.
In Covent Garden many office spaces have been converted into apartments and presently around 6,000 people live here. Those who are looking for comfortable housing solutions can make this neighbourhood their primary home as the area enjoys a central location and the public transportation network is quite good in this district. If you choose to make this neighbourhood your abode during your extended stay in London, you will be in staying in the heart of ‘theatre land’. To explore the myriad of experiences that the place has to offer like a local then consider booking an apartment in this area over a hotel. The premium serviced apartments in Convent Garden that we offer have an impressive array of amenities that fusions period splendour.