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Getting Here



The best way to get to Covent Garden and discover its secret passages and surrounding areas is to walk. To find out the best route for you, visit Google Maps 


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. 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

Use TFL’s Journey Planner to help find your best journey


Covent Garden is conveniently located close to two London stations. The nearest being Charing Cross, which is a couple of minutes’ walk away, here is the best route. The other is Waterloo station, which is a twenty-minute walk across the iconic Waterloo Bridge with great views over London. Here is the walking route to get to Covent Garden.


There are bike racks in Southampton Street, Bow Street, and on the corner of Russell Street & Wellington Street.

For more information on cycling in central London, visit the Transport for London website


If you're heading for Covent Garden by bus, the RV1 stops at Covent Garden. The 9, 13, 15, 23, 139 and 153 all stop at Trafalgar Square and Aldwych (both a short walk from the Market Building). The No. 24 stops at Leicester Square; Covent Garden is signposted from there. For more information on buses in London, visit the Transport for London website


Hail a London Black Cab and just ask the driver to take you to Covent Garden.


If possible, it is best to avoid driving to Covent Garden as parking is very restricted. There is limited on-street parking with meters on some surrounding roads.

If driving, it is essential to remember to pay the Congestion Charge. The charge can be paid online, in selected shops and petrol stations, by post, by SMS from your mobile phone or by phone on +44 (0)20 7649 9122. Two of the largest car park providers in central London are Masterpark and NCP.


Covent Garden is just 40 minutes from Heathrow on the Piccadilly Line. 


The closest jetty to Covent Garden where regular boats dock is at Embankment. You can find out more information on the Thames Clipper Website



Local Tube Stations


LEICESTER SQUARE - 5 minute walk

CHARING CROSS - 6 minute walk

HOLBORN - 10 minute walk

EMBANKMENT - 10 minute walk

TEMPLE -  11 minute walk

TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD - 12 minute walk