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Visiting

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, the Piazza and the Market Building is always open, but the shops usually operate between 10am and 8pm Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from around 11am to 6pm. The Apple Market is open daily from 10am until 6pm and the East Colonnade Market is open from 10:30am until 7pm

Q: Is Covent Garden free to the public?

A: Covent Garden, the Piazza and the Market Building is a public space and free for anyone to walk around day or night

 


Travel

Q: Where can I park?

A: There is Pay & Display parking on the streets off the Piazza - Henrietta 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. Please note, the Covent Garden tube station stairs are not for the faint of heart as there are 193 steps to the top so unless you feel like a workout it is advised to wait for the lifts

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. Here is the best walking route via Google Maps

Embankment (Circle, District, Bakerloo and Northern Line) is a ten minute walk to Covent Garden. Here is the best walking route via Google Maps

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

A: No

 


Facilities

Q: Where are the toilets in Covent Garden?

A: Inside the Market Building there are the award winning 2theloo bathrooms that cost £1. 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: Where can I exchange money in Covent Garden?

A: The nearest Foreign Exchange Centre is Covent Garden FX

Q: Are all areas of Covent Garden wheelchair accessible?

A: Covent Garden still retains its historical charm with Grade || listed featured and iconic cobbles. There are a number of wheelchair accessible routes around Covent Garden, with the smoothest way in to the Market Building being from Russell Street where there are a number of ramps and the bottom of James Street. Should you need any assistance in Covent Garden please visit our Information Booth at the front of the South Wells

Q: Is Covent Garden pet friendly?

A: Covent Garden, the Piazza and the Market Building welcomes dogs to walk through, however we ask that you are considerate and pick up after your dogs.

There are a number of dog friendly establishments in Covent Garden including Shake Shack, Abuelo and Meat Market.

If you are in Covent Garden with your four legged friend and snap a picture, ensure to share with our Instagram tag #DogsofCoventGarden

 


Working

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 can I get a stall in the East Colonnade Market?

A: Please send all enquiries for the East Colonnade Market to: helpdesk@coventgardenmarket.co.uk

Q: Where can I work remotely in Covent Garden?

A: There are a number of places in Covent Garden where you can plug in and work including Henrietta, Abuelo, The Lounge at Mercer Street Hotel, Teatulia and The Delaunay Counter 

 


Performing

Q: How do I become a street performer?

A:  You have to audition. 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

 


Living

Q:  Can I rent property in Covent Garden?

A:  Yes, please contact westend.residential@cbre.com , tel: 020 7420 3060

Q: Can I buy property in Covent Garden?

A: Yes, please contact westend.residential@cbre.com, tel: 020 7420 3050

Discover The Floral Court Collection; 31 individually - crafted homes, from studio to penthouse. A rare opportunity to live in this iconic setting, exclusively brought to you by Capco Covent Garden. More information can be found here

 


Events, Filming and Press

Covent Garden never misses an opportunity to put on a show and with London’s largest pedestrianised space, it’s the perfect place to host your experiential, consumer-facing event. With a range of event spaces available, Covent Garden boasts an array of unique opportunities to reach hundreds of thousands of people in the centre of London, every week. Get in touch with our Marketing Team using the details below to discover the spaces within Covent Garden for hire. 

Q: Can I film in Covent Garden?

A: Yes, but you need permission. Please email Natalie Hale (natalie.hale@capitalandcounties.com) with the following details and paper work to seek approval:

 

  • What is the filming for?
  • Where will it be distributed?
  • What equipment will you be using?
  • Will you be asking any vox pops?
  • What is the size of your crew?
  • How long will you be on site for?

 

The paper work we need is:

  • A minimum of 10million Public Liability Insurance
  • Date and site specific risk and method assessment

 

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

A: Please contact our PR Team at Mission. email: capco@thisismission.com

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

A: Please contact call Natalie Hale (natalie.hale@capitalandcounties.com) who will be able to send you our events pack

Q: I would like to open a pop up store in Covent Garden - who can I contact?

A: Please contact Natalie Hale (natalie.hale@capitalandcounties.com)