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 centrally located and is only a 30 minute walk from King's Cross, 20 minute walk from Buckingham Palace and a 10 minute walk from Piccadilly Circus
There are bike racks in Southampton Street, Bow Street, and on the corner of Russell Street & Wellington Street.
Did you know that Covent Garden is only a 15 minute bike ride from Hyde Park, 5 minute cycle from Waterloo, 15 minutes from Kings Cross, 20 minutes from Hoxton Square, 30 minutes from Victoria Park, 30 minutes from Clapham Common, 30 minutes from Fulham.
For more information on cycling in central London, visit the Transport for London website
The closest jetty to Covent Garden where regular boats dock is at Embankment, which is a 15 minute walk to Covent Garden Piazza. You can find out more information on the Thames Clipper Website
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.
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.
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