About Covent Garden
The first record of Covent Garden is as the centre of a busy Saxon trading port in the 7th Century called Lundenwic. In the 1500s, Henry VIII seized Covent Garden and a number of the areas around Westminster, and gifted the region to the Earls of Bedford, who commissioned the houses and square which make up Covent Garden, as it is known today. In the 1970s, the buildings were protected to prevent redevelopment, and the market buildings and square remain today – home to various stylish and upmarket stores, theatres, music venues and the Royal Opera House.
Setting up your business here
Covent Garden is a hub for the retail industry, home to various important retail companies, as well as restaurants, bars and pubs, theatres and museums. The area is home to the largest Apple Store in the world, and attracts a great number of tourists each year, all year round, providing an excellent passing trade for any businesses located here. There are excellent public transport links surrounding the area, making it easily accessible, and much of central London is within walking distance.
A typical office in Covent Garden
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Things to do in Covent Garden
Street performance is one of the main attractions of Covent Garden, and one of the things that it is most famous for. Everything from musicians to magicians, acrobats and comedians perform in the square daily, drawing large crowds throughout the day. The Courtauld Gallery is situated in Covent Garden and boasts a world-famous art collection, and for evening entertainment there is the Adelphi Theatre (home to the long running musical ‘Joseph!’). The Donmar Warehouse in the Seven Dials area of Covent Garden is a not-for-profit theatre offering a more unique theatre experience. For post-work drinks there is a wide variety of bars and pubs, from the upmarket Dirty Martini, which offers New York-style atmosphere and fantastic cocktails, to the traditional and cosy The Globe, which has home-cooked food and a casual atmosphere. Restaurants range from fusion Japanese delicacies at Sticks and Sushi, to American-style burgers in an informal setting at the Shake Shack.
- Tube lines: Piccadilly, Northern, Bakerloo lines
- Mainline stations: Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross
- Nearest motorways: M25, A4
- Nearest airports: City, Gatwick, Heathrow
- Other: Over 30 bus routes; to Central and North London, London Cycle Hire Scheme