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 and dining destinations in London’s West End, from Mulberry to Petersham Nurseries and Balthazar to Frenchie.
Offering a range of world-class fashion, beauty and lifestyle stores, Covent Garden is one of London’s hottest shopping destinations. From Apple to Tom Ford, Mulberry to Paul Smith and Petersham Nurseries to Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop, the area boasts a unique blend of global and independent brands curated to satisfy every shopping need in London.
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 taste buds morning ‘til 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, look out for exciting new additions from Sushi Samba, Petersham Nurseries, Cora Pearl and RedFarm.
Covent Garden may be a fashionable, up-to-the-minute shopping and dining destination, but the past remains embedded on the cobbled Piazza and arches of The Market Building.
Discover Covent Garden’s rich heritage through the centuries, from orchard garden of Westminster Abbey to London’s first residential square to London’s wholesale fruit and vegetable market.
An area also synonymous with performance, from humble beginnings recorded by Samuel Pepys as the birthplace of the ‘Punch & Judy’ puppeteer show, to the home of street performance today, Covent Garden has never missed a chance to put on a show.
Opening Hours (business hours for reference purposes only):
Restaurants and cafes: Monday until Saturday 8am until 11:45pm and Sunday 12pm until 10:30 pm
Shopping: Monday to Saturday 10am until 8pm Sunday 11am until 6pm
How to get here
Covent Garden is on the Piccadilly Line. Covent Garden's tube station is a very short walk from the Market Building at the end of James Street. Covent Garden underground station only has lifts up from the platforms so it can be slow-going at busy times. During peak times we suggest getting off at Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Northern Line), which is a short walk to Covent Garden.
Holborn (Central Line) is only a ten minute walk from Covent Garden.
Embankment (Circle, District, Bakerloo and Northern Line) is a ten minute walk to Covent Garden
Covent Garden is conveniently located close to two London stations. The nearest being Charing Cross, which is a couple of minutes’ walk away. The other is Waterloo station, which is a twenty minute walk across the iconic Waterloo Bridge with great views over London.
Covent Garden is on the Piccadilly Line, which conveniently connects you to Heathrow Terminal 2, 3, 4 and 5.