Despite Covent Garden being an obvious tourist trap, I still enjoy coming here to watch the crowds or make it a meeting place to meet friends as there is always something or someone to watch. The area is steeped in London’s history and mixed with a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, stores, museums and nearby theater venues. Fast Facts
- Covent Garden get its name because there used to be a convent/monastery located on that spot. It was dissolved with the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII and the Duke of Bedford took over the land.
- The area receives over 44 Million Visitors a year – making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.
- The Covent Garden Piazza was originally inspired by European piazzas and was hoped would create the first of many public open squares in London. This became a huge influence on town planning throughout Britain.
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- Jamie Oliver’s Union Jacks – 5 Covent Garden Piazza, London
- Sophie’s Steakhouse and Bar – 29-31 Wellington St, Covent Garden, London
- Rules – 34-35 Maiden Ln, London
- Clos Maggiore – 33 King St, London
- Balthazar – 4-6 Russell St, London
- On the Bab – 36 Wellington St, Covent Garden, London
- Ladurée – 1 The Market, London
- Maxwell’s – 8 James St, London
- Opera Tavern – 23 Catherine St, London
- Byron – 33-35 Wellington St, London
- London WC2E 9DD