Keeping You Safe

We are ready to welcome you back to Covent Garden, it hasn’t been the same without you.

When you come back to Covent Garden, it might look a bit different. We have reshaped the experience for a safer environment for the entire neighbourhood. Whenever you are ready to visit, Covent Garden will be ready to welcome you.

Covent Garden Reopening June (1)

Exploring The Market Building

We have implemented a one way system in the Market Building, watch out for the floor markings which will help guide you around.

Around the Piazza and the Market Building you will see a number of hand sanitiser stations which you will be welcome to use.

Covent Garden has a team of cleaners who will be on hand daily cleaning up the area, paying extra attention to high touch areas. 

The Covent Garden cleaning and security teams will all be provided with task specific PPE.

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Open Air Space

Did you know Covent Garden is home to over 20 Al Fresco dining spots? Home to London’s iconic pedestrianised Piazza, Covent Garden is the place to drink and dine outdoors. From terrific terraces to bird’s eye views of the neighbourhood, Covent Garden has a dining destination for everyone.

We have rounded up the best places to dine outdoors in Covent Garden and even found all the heated terraces.

→ Al Fresco in Covent Garden
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Next time you visit your favourite Covent Garden shop, watch out for each store’s own guidelines which they have put in place. It is likely that you will have to queue or wait a short time before entering the store. We also ask that should you need to queue, please queue to the left of the store. There will be markers on the floor to guide you. Please note, the opening times of shops have changed. Please check with your favourite brands before visiting.

→ Shops in Covent Garden
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More space

The following streets will be pedestrianised to the following hours 11am – 11pm to enable you to enjoy Covent Garden in a safe, socially distanced manner: King Street, James Street (11am - 7pm), The Piazza (10:30am - 7am)

Frequently asked questions


  • Where can I buy a mask in Covent Garden?

    Brora, Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren, Boots, Kurt Geiger and a number of stores in Covent Garden are selling face masks.

  • Have store opening hours changed in Covent Garden?

    All retailers set their own opening and closing times so visitors are advised to check times before they arrive.

  • How often is Covent Garden cleaned?

    Covent Garden is regularly cleaned every day, with additional cleaners on site 24 hours a day to support the local Westminster City Council cleaning programme too.

  • Are the toilets open?

    2theloo is open in the Market Building. The toilets under St Paul's church are openned and manned by Carlisle Support Services

  • When will the street performers return?

    The performers have returned to the West Piazza, North Hall and South Hall pitches

  • When will the Apple Market open?

    The antiques market has returned on a Monday and the crafts market is now open however due to social distancing only a small number of stalls are able to trade.