About the Neighborhood

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Vibrant  – Quaint – Architecturally Stunning

Modern day Covent Garden has roots in early 17th century London. The area was designed by Indigo Jones, the first and greatest of English Renaissance architects, and inspired by late 15th century planned market towns. The centrepiece of the project is an arcaded piazza with the church of St. Pauls, Covent Gardens at the centre of the western side. The first mention of a live performance, the Punch and Judy, was recorded by diarist Samuel Pepys, who saw such the show in the square May 1662. Today Covent Garden alone in London is licensed for street entertainment. Performances are at Covent Garden Market every day of the year, except Christmas Day with shows usually running 30–40 minutes in length. Learn more about Covent Gardens

Within Blocks

  • Covent Gardens Piazza
  • Royal Opera House
  • Seven Dials
  • London’s Transport Museum
  • Cultural Connections
  • Opening Scene of My Fair Lady
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s 1972 Film Frenzy

Nearest Stations

  • Covent Garden Piccadilly Line
  • Charing Cross tube station Northern Line, Bakerloo Lines,  National Rail
  • Leicester Square tube station, Piccadilly Line,  Northern Lines
  • Embankment tube station Circle, District Line, Northern Line &  Bakerloo Lines

Nearby Shopping

  • Covent Gardens Market - indoor & outdoor markets with stalls selling jewelry, speciality soaps, souvenirs, etc
  • Neal Street – Retailing for  young people, shoe shops
  • Long Acre Street -  clothes shops and boutiques