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"The National Gallery showcases the world's most regarded artists in the heart of London."Alex Fleet
"The Mall is an iconic landmark framing views of the country's most well known building, Buckingham Palace."James Blackler
"Restaurants and charming shops sit in and around Convent Garden's former market place."Alex Fleet
Where do Covent Garden locals go?
As well as an intimate, homely atmosphere, the pizzas are delicious and very very affordable, starting at only £5!
Submitted by Daisy
Happy hour 4-9pm every day, which makes this place super cheap and cheerful for central London!
Submitted by Kevin
One of the best kept secrets in London apparently. The TKTS booth sits in the middle of Leicester Square and is the official ticket reseller for all of London's West End shows. Left over seats are passed to TKTS a few days before each show and sold at a phenomenal discount - sometimes more than half price!
Submitted by Kayleigh
One of world renowned chef Raymond Blanc's chain restaurants with delightful views over Covent Garden. Ideal for after work drinks or reasonably priced, freshly prepared meals.
Submitted by Daisy
A cute bakery with an even cuter afternoon tea! Different from the traditional sandwiches and cakes that you would expect...
Submitted by Daisy
Just off Carnaby Street, this shop is like a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for grown up's! All of the chocolates are hand made by the team and don't just look good, they taste amazing too...
Submitted by Hollie
This lovely restaurant and wine bar is hidden away just off Regent Street. You'll find a cosy wine bar downstairs complete with a terrace and a fantastic restaurant upstairs, which serves impressive food.
Submitted by John
The Hoxton Holborn
There is nothing better than The Hoxton's full English breakfast and a latte from Holborn Grind - these places are next to each other too.
Submitted by Petras
The best and juiciest burger I have ever had! They have fantastic deals as well that enable you to get brilliant quality food for a reasonable price. The restaurant is very small, quaint and even offers cosy blankets if you're feeling a little nippy!
Submitted by Domenique
I love this cocktail bar! It has a great atmosphere and is the perfect place to take a date.
Submitted by Edvin
The best authentic pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, served whole or by the slice.
Submitted by Hayley
Just off Piccadilly Circus, this Jamie's Italian is set within a converted pub and has a terrace too that is lovely on a summer's evening. The fresh pastas and cocktails are very tasty!
Submitted by Edvin
Why do you find Covent Garden a great place to live?
"You can never get bored in Covent Garden. There is something for everyone - museums, retail therapy, fantastic restaurants and a wonderful selection of theatres. Not forgetting to mention the buzzing atmosphere, no matter what time you're there. "
What do you like about Covent Garden?
Did you know?
"In 1814, there was an explosion at the Horse Shoe Brewery on the corner of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road. A seven metre high vat of beer exploded causing a blast that could be heard five miles away, smashing through other vats and creating a sea of 1.25 million litres of beer. It was so bad that eight people drowned."
Explore Covent Garden
Child-friendly activities near Covent Garden
Mum and BabyYoga - Pregnancy YogaDragons Hall - Holborn & Covent Garden
Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences of a woman's life and yoga has long been recognised, by doctors and midwives to be one of the most effective means of easing birth. By working and connecting the body, mind, and spirit, yoga can help a mother feel comfortable, relaxed and fit during pregnancy, support the health of her growing child and ease delivery and labour pains. Pregnancy yoga has many benefits. On a physical level the specially adapted yoga postures will help strengthen tone and create flexibility in the body. The sessions will boast vitality, reduce stress and help relieve common pregnancy ailments such as back ache and fluid retention. The breathing exercises relax the nervous system and bring increased oxygen to the body and therefore the baby. They are very useful to use during labour to help deal with the contractions. Website
Comedy Club 4 Kids (Over 6s) at Soho TheatreSoho Theatre & Writers Centre
A proper comedy club for anyone over the age of six featuring the best comedians on the circuit doing what they do best but without the rude bits. Website
Seven Dial Under 5s Stay & PlayCovent Garden Community Centre
Large private room, toys provided. Coffee and tea at £1.50 with unlimited refills. (Large selection of food and drink available to buy at the bar - reasonably priced) Website
Magic Carpet Storytelling Sundayshome in Bloomsbury, Central London or I can travel within London
Let your under 5s be entertained and informed about different paintings at the National Gallery every Sunday in their Magic Carpet Storytelling workshops. A great way for them to learn and have fun!
Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and ClassSt-Martin-in-the-Fields
Although you are welcome to book your baby into his/her older sibling's class, if like us, you were crazy enough to have two kids close together, we have another option for you. At some venues we offer a specific mixed Babies & Toddlers class where babies enjoy the class with their adults and the older sibling interacts with the teacher. (0 - 4 yrs) Packed with piano & percussion, bursting with Bach & bubbles, and flush with fairy tales and flutes. Website
Drop InDragon Hall
The Under 5s Drop In at Dragon Hall is on Friday mornings from 10am to 2pm, during school term time. All under 5s are welcome with their parents or carers. There is lots of space to run around, different activities each week including trips out to other venues Website
Yoga Therapy London - Ante Natal Yoga HolbornDragons Hall - Holborn & Covent Garden
Yoga Therapy has been used in India for thousands of years to help heal many illnesses and physical injuries. It uses a combination of yoga practices to help restore the body and emotions to full health when illness is present. It is much more specialist than yoga with all sessions tailored to a specific ailment or injury. Yoga Therapy assists the systems of the body to function as efficiently, effectively and naturally as possible. The aim is not simply to help heal the specific symptoms but to target the cause and therefore help to stop the ailment or injury reoccurring. Much medical research is now available showing that Yoga Therapy is very effective in treating many conditions. Yoga Therapy is complimentary to western medicine and should not be viewed as a substitute for a medical diagnosis or the services of a physician. Yoga Therapy can be practised in conjunction with medical treatments being received and also in tandem with other complementary therapies. Website
About Covent Garden
Covent Garden is a district in London, England, located on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane. The area is mainly associated with the former fruit and vegetable market located in the central square which is now a popular shopping and tourist site, and the Royal Opera House, which is also known as "Covent Garden". The area is divided by the main thoroughfare of Long Acre; north of which is mainly given over to independent shops centred on Neal's Yard and Seven Dials, while the south contains the central square with its street performers, and most of the elegant buildings, theatres and entertainment facilities, including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and the London Transport Museum.
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