Frequently Asked Questions


Q:  Where can I stay in Covent Garden?

A:  Click here for a list of local hotels

Q: Where are the local theatres?

A: Click here for a list of the theatres near Covent Garden Piazza


Q: What time is Covent Garden open?

A: Covent Garden Piazza is always open, but the shops usually operate between 10am and 7pm Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from around 11 to 4pm


Q: How can I join the free walking tour and where is it?

A:  The free tour leaves from Covent Garden Piazza every day at 10am, 11am and 1pm



Q: Where can I park?

A: There is Pay & Display parking on the streets off the Piazza - Henrietta Street, King Street, Southampton Street and Tavistock Street. There is also an NCP car park on Drury Lane


Q: Which Tube station is best to use?

A: Covent Garden's tube station is a very short walk from the Market Building at the end of James Street. Covent Garden is on the Piccadilly Line.


Q: Can I cycle in Covent Garden and the Piazza?

A: No



Q: Where are the toilets in Covent Garden?

A: Inside the Market Building there are the award winning 2theloo bathrooms that cost 70p. Toilets are also located on either side of the portico by St Paul’s church, accessed via the West Piazza and cost 50p.  There is also a disabled toilet in Tavistock Court, to the side of Jubilee Market.

Q: Where are the ATMs / cashpoints?

A: There are ATMs on the West Piazza and on King Street



Q: How can I rent an office in Covent Garden?

A: Please call CBRE on 020 7182 2000

Q: How can I get a stall in the Apple Market?

A: The Apple Market is dedicated to British hand-made craft from Tuesday to Sunday. Click here to download an application form and here to find out more about the selection process

Q: How can I get a stall for antiques or collectibles?

A: Every Monday The Apple Market is dedicated to antiques and collectables. Click here to download an application form



Q: How do I become a street performer?

A:  You have to audition – the next auditions will be on 3rd November 2014. Please click here for further details

Q: How do I become a street performer on James Street?

A: To perform on the street to the right of the tube station going towards The Market Building please contact Westminster Council or speak to one of the performers



Q:  Can I rent property in Covent Garden?

A:  Yes, please contact , tel: 020 7420 3060

Q: Can I buy property in Covent Garden?

A: Yes, please contact, tel: 020 7420 3050


Events, Filming and Press

Q: Can I film in Covent Garden?

A: Yes, but you need permission. Please contact call +44 (0) 20 7395 1350      

Q: I'm a journalist / broadcaster - who can I contact for more information on Covent Garden?

A: Please contact Jade Beaty, Edelman t: +44 (0) 20 3047 4000, e:

Q: I'd like to host a promotional event in Covent Garden - who can I contact?

A: Please contact call +44 (0) 20 7395 1350