When in London, a visit to Covent Garden should be on everybody’s list. 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 as every day you’ll 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 nearby Neal’s Yard and discover a multicoloured haven of cafes, shops and restaurants. Afterwards, head on through to Seven Dials for some much-needed retail therapy. 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 served on a hot stone accompanied with your own meat cleaver.
Dishoom: Quirky Indian restaurant famous for their breakfast naan bread but equally as good for dinner.
Balthazar: Fancy French/NYC bistro perfect for a romantic or special occasion.
The Black Penny: Great brunch & 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 epic. It’s home to some amazing chocolate and gelato from Venchi, beautiful French patisserie from Lauderee and London’s greatest cookies from Ben’s Cookies. This is probably my top reason on my blog of 5 Reasons You Must Visit Covent Garden.
5. It’s the centre of Theatre Land!
No trip to London is complete without a visit to the theatre and there are plenty to choose from in Covent Garden. Covent Garden is also the perfect place for a pre-theatre dinner with so many places offering a cheaper set menu between 5-6:30 pm. That means you can eat at some of London’s best places for a lot cheaper than you’d usually pay. Check out my blog on London theatre here.
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