Covent Garden is one of the places you wouldn’t want to miss when visiting London. It’s not only known for its historical relevance to the monks, but also for the incredible selection of theatres, restaurants, bars, hotels, acoustic plasters, and culture for your amusement and comfort.
If you enjoy shopping, watching movies, dining and wining, or are just into history and culture, then you’ll love Covent Garden. It’s located in the West End of London and is surrounded by top attraction sites, including London Transport Museum, Royal Opera House, London Film Museum, Somerset House and Covent Garden Market. There are also numerous areas that are worth exploring, like Neal’s Yard, St Martin’s Courtyard, and Floral Street.
Pro Tip: Since all these attractions are within the Covent Garden, they are easily accessible by feet, so you don’t need to worry about how you’ll move from one area to the next. However, you should be prepared to do a little walking up and down. Wearing comfortable shoes, and not dragging luggage will save you a big deal; otherwise, you’ll end up being tired and not being able to explore the garden fully. So, instead of stilettos, you can wear some rubber shoes or sneakers for your comfort. You can also store your luggage in Covent Garden to enjoy a hands-free experience.
Once that’s settled, then you are ready for the fun. Here are the best places to visit in Covent Garden.
Start at Covent Garden Piazza
Before you head to any other attractions around, the best place to start is in the Covent Garden. Have a look at the incredible street performance, and then walk into the Market building to see the craft stalls, food, and some big-name retailers. The Covent Garden Piazza is always open.
Tristan Bates Theatre
Do you love watching? Then you should make a point of visiting the legendary Actor’s Centre. Here, you’ll see some of the unique, inventive, funny, touching, and thrilling fringe theatres in the city. It’s also an ideal place to see the rising stars in a close-up view because most of the productions here end up moving to top venues. The theatre opens Monday through to Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Top Secret Comedy Club
If you are in the mood to let loose, the Top Secret Club may be what want you need. Situated at the main piazza of the Covent Garden, the comedy club runs its shows every Monday through to Friday from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM, Saturday, 6:00 PM to midnight and Sunday 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
Visiting the National Gallery should be on top of your trip itinerary. Here you’ll spot the artworks of the actual Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, and Claude Monet, free of charge. Where else could you get such an offer in town? The National Gallery opens Monday through to Thursday and Saturday to Sunday 10:00 Am to 6:00 PM; Friday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.