Destination guide

A checkered past and a charming present in Covent Garden

There are a lot of cities around the world with a lot of lovely outdoor markets, but there are precious few that can claim a history as a centre of shopping since 1624. After a long and checkered past, including an 18th-century stint as a red-light district, Covent Garden is now a popular shopping centre and home to the Royal Opera House, which is also known as Covent Garden (Confusing? A little. Just go with it.). Covent Garden vacation rentals are an excellent choice for travellers who want access to all the action.

Things to do

Enjoy musical vibration and vintage transportation

In one corner of Covent Garden's Piazza is London's Royal Opera House. Be sure to book tickets in advance to see a performance by the Royal Opera or Royal Ballet. You can also take a backstage tour of the stately auditorium in all its gilded, velvety glory. A more family-friendly option is the London Transport Museum, nicknamed LTM by locals. History buffs and kids alike get a kick out of its interactive exhibits on public transportation past and present, including decommissioned vehicles and vintage posters from the London Tube.

Activities

Shopping, shopping, walking... and more shopping

Travellers who've booked Covent Garden vacation rentals are the envy of both vacationers and London residents. You'll be able to walk to the Piazza, a square covered in cobblestones and free of traffic. Stroll around with the crowds and get your fill of free entertainment from local street performers. The buildings lining the square have all the food, clothing and craft stalls you desire. Floral Street attracts shoppers looking for trendy boutiques, and the Market Building is the place to find handmade jewellery, prints, watercolours and crafts.

Weather

A little fall of rain makes Covent Garden grow

Like much of southern England, Covent Garden has a temperate Oceanic climate. Summer is the most popular season for visitors, with temps averaging around 18°C and plenty of outdoor activities and festivals. Autumn and spring aren't bad either, with temps between 11° and 15°C. Winters can get chilly, but if you're willing to bundle up, they can also offer the best rates on Covent Garden vacation rentals. Rain is most likely in winter and spring, but bring an umbrella no matter what. This is London, after all.

Natural highlights

There's no garden at Covent Garden, but area parks await

Covent Garden isn't exactly a wilderness escape, unless you think of market stalls and city birds as a kind of urban rainforest. Still, Hyde Park and Battersea Park are nearby and offer a break from shopping and an oasis of greenery, peace and quiet. Hyde Park features Serpentine Lake, where visitors can take a boat on the water or dive in for a swim. Battersea Park is a 200-acre green space on the shore of the River Thames, featuring its own boating lake, woods and a peace pagoda.

Where to stay near Covent Garden?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 863 holiday rentals near Covent Garden. From 806 Condos/Apartments to 34 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Covent Garden is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Covent Garden?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Covent Garden:

  • Central London: 6,474 holiday homes
  • Kensington: 3,848 holiday homes
  • Notting Hill: 2,177 holiday homes
  • London City Centre: 6,564 holiday homes
  • Paddington: 1,751 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Covent Garden?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Covent Garden. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Covent Garden Underground Station: 11,980 holiday rentals
  • London St. Paul's Church (the Actor's Church): 11,798 holiday rentals
  • New London Theatre: 11,836 holiday rentals
  • Donmar Warehouse: 12,029 holiday rentals
  • Covent Garden Market: 12,027 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Covent Garden listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Covent Garden?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 806 Condos/Apartments in Covent Garden. Our other popular types of Covent Garden holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 34 holiday houses
  • Studios: 810 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 11 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Covent Garden?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Covent Garden. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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