When in London a visit to Covent Garden should be on everybody’s list and if you weren’t already convinced here are 5 reasons you must visit Covent Garden.
1. It’s iconic!
Who doesn’t want to say they’ve eaten, drunk or walked in one of the most famous places in London? First opened in 1654 as a small open-air food market, Covent Garden has now grown into a hugely popular destination for tourists and experienced Londoners alike. It’s packed full of great restaurants, good shopping and is home to the oldest pub in London The Lamb and Flag. You won’t be short on entertainment here either and every day you will find street performers and acrobats entertaining the masses. Fun for all the family.
2. It’s a lot bigger than you think!
Most people think Covent Garden is just the one small square of shops but it REALLY isn’t. Take a walk to Neal’s Yard and discover a multicoloured haven of cafes, shops and restaurants. Then head on through to Seven Dials for some much needed shopping. There’s so much more to Covent Garden than you think. Go explore!
3. It’s a great foodie destination
If you’re looking for somewhere for breakfast, lunch or dinner you can’t go wrong by heading to Covent Garden. There’s somewhere to suit all occasions, all tastes and all budgets. If you’re in need of some inspiration I’ve listed some recommendations below.
Homeslice: Giant 20″ pizza’s with adventurous toppings.
Flat iron: Trendy steak place where it’s served on a hot stone and with your own meat cleaver.
Dishoom: Indian restaurants famous for their breakfast but equally as good dinners.
Batlthazar: Fancy French/NY bistro perfect for a romantic or special occasion.
The Black Penny: Great brunch or coffee stop.
Hawksmoor: The best steak restaurant in London with the best sticky toffee pudding you’ll ever have.
4. It’s dessert heaven.
As well as loads of savoury options, the sweet selection in Covent Garden is pretty damn epic. It’s home to some uhmaaaaazing chocolate and gelato from Venchi, beautiful French patisserie from Lauderee and London’s BEST EVER cookies from Ben’s.
5. It’s the centre of Theatre Land!
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