A Rated Guide to Covent Garden, London


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You can’t help being mesmerised by the exuberance and energy of Covent Garden. Adored for its culture and uninterrupted entertainment, this district on the eastern periphery of the West End is one of London’s most happening places. It is surrounded by Leicester Square and the City of London. The iconic river Thames, entertainment hub Soho and the very touristy Trafalgar Square are a few minutes away.

 Covent Garden brings to you a perfect potpourri of history, culture and entertainment. Read below to know more!

Shopping

Covent_Garden_Market_Christmas_decorationsCovent Garden is home to brands like Burberry Brit, Rugby Ralph Lauren and Opening Ceremony. It has an extensive selection of stores, from designer labels to high-street brands. You can find numerous British designers like Nicole Farhi and Ted Baker on the Floral Street.

At the heart of Covent Garden, there are numerous craft stalls and budding designer boutiques.

If you love to shop, check out Seven Dials comprising seven streets of cafes, boutiques, restaurants and independent shops. Head to Poste Mistress for just the right kind of shoes!

The Tea House here, deserves a special mention. It stocks an interesting range of teas. 

Cultural Attractions

Covent Garden is an ideal place for people who love art and Royal_Opera_House_and_ballerinatheatre. Places such as Britain’s National Portrait Gallery, New London Theatre and English National Opera are located nearby. There are numerous shows you can catch in theatres in Covent Garden. Some of the popular shows include Stomp at the Ambassadors Theatre, War Horse at The New London Theatre, The Woman in Black at Fortune Theatre, The Lion King at the Lyseum Theatre.

Wine & Dine

Dirty_Martini,_Covent_Garden,_WC2_(4500660896)From Indian meals at Dishoom and Masala to Mexican delights at Wahaca, Covent Garden is just the ideal place for food lovers. The late night drinks at Dirty Martini and The Powerhouse can’t be missed.

One can enjoy a quick pre-theatre bite at Fire and Stone or go to Spaghetti House for an Italian treat. For a fine dining experience, try London’s oldest Rules or the Michelin-starred L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon. For the typical London vibe, hit The Lamb and Flag. This is one of the oldest and most popular pubs in London.

 

Travel to Covent Garden

Centrally located, Covent Garden is very well connected to the Covent_Garden_stn_buildingrest of the city. Covent Garden Station is one of the most ideally located transport options. It sits on the Piccadilly Line of the tube. Leicester Square, Holborn and Charing Cross are other nearby tube stations and can be reached in less than 10 minutes. You can also take a bus to Trafalgar Square and then walk through the streets of this historic district. You can buy a Visitor Oyster Card and travel to places.

Accommodation

Thanks to its excellent location and buzzing life, Covent Garden has no dearth of accommodation options. Ratedapartments.com offers an excellent range of serviced apartments in Covent Garden, to suit all preferences and requirements. Some of our luxurious properties in Covent Garden, click to see:

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THE BEST PLACES TO EAT OUT IN LONDON



There’s more to London than the beautiful palaces, charming monuments and attractive libraries! The city’s culinary trends are gaining impetus on the global platter. Visit London and you will certainly find it all here-from class defining celebrity haunts to simple yet surprisingly incredible eateries. What is common everywhere is the uniquely good food served in a lovely setting at fair prices.

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We bring to you a list of some of the top restaurants for lip-smacking food in London. Go forth and feed your appetite:

  1. Burger and Lobster

40 St John’s Street, Smithfield, Farringdon, London EC1M 4AY

Closest tube station: Farringdon Tube Station

Cuisine: American and Seafood2749711307_4b8bcbe78d_z

Description: A classic restaurant, Burger and Lobster offers a lovely environment, delicious food and a few drinks. There is an open kitchen in the centre of the restaurant. The menu is very simple in terms of the options.

Approx. cost for two people:  £ 45

  1. Pachamama

18 Thayer Street,Marylebone, London W1U 3JY

Closest tube station: Bond Street Tube Station

Cuisine: Peruvian

Description: Thumbs up to this one! One of the recent additions to the London dining scene, Pachamama comes with a menu that’s exhaustive. With an inclination towards Peruvian food, the restaurant offers a bit of everything. One must try the lovely range of mocktails here.

Approx. cost for two people: £ 60

  1. Roka

71 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN

Closest tube station: St Paul’s Tube station

Cuisine: Japanese

Description: The restaurant will serve you a fantabulous combination of drinks, food and excellent service. One must try the California rolls and the miso baby chicken. If you love Sushi, this is a must visit.

Approx Cost for two people: £ 40

  1. Lobster Kitchen

111 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3NQ

Closest tube station: Tottenham Court Road Tube Station

Cuisine: American, Seafood

 Description: The recent craze of lobsters in London cannot be ignored. The city now houses numerous restaurants offering good quality lobsters at affordable prices. Lobster Kitchen is one of these. Whether it is Chinese style or American, the place offers delicious food. The apartment is small and simple in terms of its décor.

Approx Cost for two people: £ 45

  1. Dishoom

5 Stable Street, Granary Square, King’s Cross, LondonN1C 4AB

Closest Tube Station: King’s Cross St. Pancras Tube Station

Cuisine: Indian

Description: The restaurant is inspired by the old Mumbai cafes. The popularity of this restaurant is well displayed by the long queue outside. You won’t find a typical tikka masala here, which is unlike a typical Indian restaurant. Be prepared to try out unique Indian style delicacies.

Approx Cost for two people: £ 35

  1. Tredwell’s

4 Upper Street, Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, LondonWC2H 9NY

Closest tube station: Leicester Square Tube Station

Cuisine: British, Contemporary

Description: Casual in style and décor, the place promotes small sharing plates and allows you to try out different things. The personal touch that they add to the cocktails is worth a mention.

Approx Cost for two people: £ 45

  1. Le Chalet

Selfridges & Co, 400 Oxford Street, Marble Arch, LondonW1C 2BU

Closest tube Station: Oxford Circus Tube Station

Cuisine: British, European

Description: The thoughtful and painstakingly done décor of Le Chalet cannot fail to impress even the most tasteful of travelers.  The food is equally good, making this place a ten on ten.  Always a good idea to book in advance!

Approx Cost for two people: £ 75

  1. Texture

34 Portman Square, Hyde Park, London W1H 7BY

Closest tube station: Marble Arch Tube Station

Cuisine: European

Description: Adding Scandinavian influences to a contemporary European menu, this Michelin star restaurant is definitely one of the best restaurants in London. The restaurant is managed by Agnar Sverrisson and Xavier Rousset.

Approx Cost for two people: £ 90

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