Covent Garden in London is a bustling area full of character! Designer shops line the square’s market so one can splurge and grab a bargain in the same trip. Market stalls sell plenty of quirky items, as well as some beautiful hand-made items such as jewellery. If you’re looking for a gift or souvenir, that screams ‘LONDON’ this is definitely the place to look.
During the Summer and Winter months we never miss a visit to CG, but it is just as lively all year-round. From May-September CG is heaving with tourists and one can simply grab a cold drink and watch the popping colours and fashion that people don. Similarly, in winter, Covent Garden is busy busy busy with shoppers looking for presents, and many tourists appreciating the Christmas vibe. Within CG there are a number of squares, which are pedestrianised. This makes it the perfect place to take advantage of the many out-door eating options during the warmer days.
CG has great places to eat such as Shake Shack and Leon, and if one is not in a hurry, check out the free shows offered by the London street performers. Some of them are pretty hillarious! Don’t forget to leave a few coins if you were entertained. The area is well known for its abundance of Theatres. Many museums, and historical landmarks are also located in close proximity which have no doubt helped shape the area’s reputation for being ‘artsy’. CG is also near to the famous Soho area of London. With some planning one can discover these two historic areas in one day.
Nearest Tube station: Covent Garden Station
Go if you like: markets, an alternative to the high-street, busy vibes, entertainment, history, theatre, museums