Covent Garden is an ideal place for people who love art and theatre.
National Portrait Gallery
The gallery is home to portraits of noteworthy figures from the late 15th century to the present day. The self-portraitsby William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds and other prominent British artists are displayed alongside many others.
The collection comprises photographs, caricatures, sculptures and drawings.
Come over and find Henry VIII, The Beatles, JK Rowling and Sir Richard Branson hanging out together.
London Transport Museum
The London Transport Museum explains and conserves the transport heritage of London. The museum travels back through the history of public transport arranged in various themes. Some of the facilities include a two-storey shop, a café and a state-of-the-art theatre.
The National Gallery exhibits more than 2000 Western European paintings from middle-ages to the 20thcentury. Head to the gallery and discover great art by Turner, Renoir, Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci and others. Admission to see the collection is free. Other events include special exhibitions, lectures, video, guided tours and other events.
St Paul’s Covent Garden
Also called as 'The Actors' Church' due to its long association with London's theatre community, St Paul’s Covent Garden is a beautiful church that has stood in the heart of the West End since 1633. It is a creation by the architect Inigo Jones.
There are numerous shows you can catch in theatres in Covent Garden. Some of the popular shows include Stomp at the Ambassadors Theatre, War Horse at The New London Theatre, The Woman in Black at Fortune Theatre, The Lion King at the Lyseum Theatre.