The elegant piazza and market with street cobbles and the arched market buildings hint at the rich heritage. From being an orchard garden of Westminster Abbey to London’s first residential square to London’s wholesale fruit and vegetable market, Covent Garden has a fascinating history.
Once an important working market and the backdrop for the musical My Fair Lady, Covent Garden today is one of London’s biggest tourist magnets, attracting over 44 million visitors annually.
Covent Garden is a world-class shopping and dining destination attracting food-lovers and fashionistas alike.
Buzzing with the excitement of the opera and Theatreland, the area boasts some of the best shopping destinations in London’s West End. From Apple to Tom Ford, Mulberry to Paul Smith and Petersham Nurseries to Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop, the area offers a unique blend of global and independent brands, curated to satisfy every shopping need.
Whether it’s breakfast or brunch, pre-theatre dining or burgers alfresco, Covent Garden is a foodie’s paradise, filled with a diverse array of gastronomic options to suit all tastebuds, from morning to night. With renowned five-star restaurants including the likes of Frenchie, Henrietta, The Oystermen and Balthazar, Covent Garden offers world-class dining in the heart of London’s West End. This year, Covent Garden is proud to announce the exciting new additions from Sushi Samba, Petersham Nurseries, Cora Pearl and RedFarm.
I happen to be there during lockdown 2020-2021 so amazingly had the area mostly to myself which was pretty cool even though everything was closed.