Covent Garden Local Information (WC2)
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One of the most popular areas to enjoy the best of Central London living; a galaxy of choice for leisure and shopping as well as proximity to the City, South Bank & West End.
But there are pockets of quiet residential buildings within this bustling area too.
Covent Garden - Culture - things to do and places to go
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square - magnificent permanent collection of European paintings.
Delightful Edwardian theatre.
Covent Garden - Transport
Part of the attraction of this area is its close proximity to so many key areas of London, and the wide variety of transport options available.
Covent Garden, Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Holborn and Embankment
For details of the local bus network please visit www.tfl.gov.uk/buses
Covent Garden - Green and open spaces
Strolling round the Piazza and through the pedestrian streets of Covent Garden is a vibrant experience. There are also hidden leafy spots such as Embankment Gardens and Phoenix Garden.
With the only licensed street entertainers in London, the Piazza has other milestones in entertainment, The first mention of a Punch and Judy show in Britain was recorded by diarist Samuel Pepys in 1662.This took place in the portico of St Paul’s Church, later the setting for the fateful meeting between Eliza Doolittle and Prof Higgins in My Fair Lady/ Pygmalion.
Covent Garden - Eating, drinking, shopping
Seven Dials, Covent Garden’s’ only village, seven streets of independent boutiques, heritage brands, vintage stores and indulgent beauty and grooming salons.
Magma Bookshop, 8 Earlham Street has to be the buzziest little shop in the area, with a galaxy of books all aspects of 'modern visual culture', and groovy little gifts.
Café Pacifico, 5 Langley Street
Joe Allen´s, 13 Exeter Street - theatrical hangout- perfect for Sunday brunch
Souk, 27 Litchfield Street - Experience North Africa in the heart of London