Living in Covent Garden

A Chestertons area guide to Covent Garden

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Welcome to Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a top destination for anyone who is looking for excellent shopping and culture, with entertainment options ranging from the latest play or musical, to classical opera and ballet. The nearby areas of Holborn and the City make it a well placed area for those who prefer to stroll to work, whilst neighbouring Bloomsbury offers a more tranquil environment with a choice of garden squares and museums.

Properties for sale and for rent in Covent Garden and the surrounding area are overwhelmingly apartments rather than houses, with many handsome mansion blocks, period conversions, and an increasing number of luxury new build developments.

  • London’s original entertainment district
  • Central location
  • Historic area
  • Social vibe
  • Great shopping
  • Entertainment & nightlife

    Covent Garden is synonymous with entertainment. Along with the surrounding area there are some 40 theatres catering to all tastes, film premiers screened at Soho’s Leicester Square and a number of comedy clubs, some with nightly shows.

    The area offers some of the City’s best bars, with specialist cocktail bars, microbreweries and private members clubs.  The recently completed Ape & Bird pub on Shaftesbury Avenue has proved incredibly popular.  Closer to the piazza there is Balthazar and Christopher’s cocktail bar, with the American Bar at the Savoy regarded as one the capitals best hotel bars.

    Best place to soak up the atmosphere

    During the summer, sitting on a balcony overlooking the piazza can be a real pleasure. The Punch and Judy pub offers such a vantage point in traditional British pub surroundings.

    The nearby Brasserie Blanc, on the eastern side of the piazza, also has a balcony where customers can enjoy a drink and watch the world go by.

  • Parks & recreation

    Lincoln’s Inn and Coram’s Fields are the largest public parks in the area. Otherwise you can stroll down to Victoria Embankment Gardens on the river, which adjoin the Savoy Hotel. 

  • Restaurants & shopping

    Covent Garden offers a great mix of high street brands and designer shops including Burberry, Jo Malone, Ralph Lauren and Agnes B.  The world famous Oxford Street separates Soho to the south and Fitzrovia to the north, both of which offer a mix of traditional pubs, chain restaurants and fine dining. Both the quality of stores and restaurants in the area make Covent Garden a top shopping destination in addition to being a great location for a night out.   The Seven Dials area, found just north of the piazza, also offers many independent eateries set amongst flagship & boutique shops

  • Schools

    There aren’t many families living full time in the area and therefore not a huge demand for schools. However primary schools in Covent Garden include St Clement Danes and St. Joseph Primary Schools whilst secondary schools include The Abbey College and CATS College on Bloomsbury Square.  Some of London’s best universities are found in the area with King’s College London, University College London & the London School of Economics all sited nearby. 

  • Transport & travel

    As Covent Garden is located in the heart of central London, transport is second to none. 

    Covent Garden – Piccadilly line

    Holborn - Piccadilly and Central lines

    Leicester Square – Piccadilly and Northern lines

    Chancery Lane – Central line

    Charing Cross – Bakerloo and Northern Lines and National Rail services

    Embankment –  District line

"The stranger who finds himself in ‘The Dials’ for the first time, will see enough around him to keep his curiosity and attention awake for no inconsiderable time."

Charles Dickens
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For more information, contact the local property experts in our Covent Garden branch.

Rebecca Warren

Rebecca Warren

Covent Garden

020 3040 8300