Local area guide

Living in Covent Garden

Thinking about moving to Covent Garden? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Covent Garden

Why Covent Garden is a good place to live

Moving to Covent Garden transports you into the heart of London's West End. This bustling district offers an electric mix of iconic landmarks and dynamic atmosphere where the city's past and present intertwine. Living in Covent Garden places you just footsteps away from unique shopping experiences, historic markets and an array of cultural events. Beyond the central hubbub, the area offers tranquil residential pockets and makes Covent Garden an inviting place for setting up home. It also boasts excellent transport links, giving easy access to the rest of the city and lending an overall charm and convenience to life in Covent Garden.

What's Covent Garden famous for?

Covent Garden is famous for its historic market, one of London's most recognisable attractions. From its array of stalls showcasing antiques and crafts to its vibrant atmosphere, the market is an integral part of London's character. Covent Garden is also home to the Royal Opera House, where world-class ballet and opera performances have graced its stage for centuries. The district's famous cocktail bars like Upstairs at Rules and unique spots like Neal's Yard, with its colourful architecture and health boutiques, all add to Covent Garden's charm. Finally, the area also houses a unique tradition: go hunting for the seven sculpted ears scattered around the buildings!

Things to do in Covent Garden

Covent Garden offers a smorgasbord of things to do. Exploring the market, with its unique blend of shopping stalls and 19th-century architecture, is a must-do activity. For a spot of culture, you can head to the Royal Opera House for an opera or ballet performance. If you're a foodie, Covent Garden won't disappoint - between Rules, London's oldest restaurant, the Seven Dials Market and the vibrant street food scene, there's something for every palate. Lastly, a visit to the London Transport Museum adds another dose of culture to your visit.

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Transport in Covent Garden

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Local connections

Covent Garden
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Charing Cross
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Savoy Pier
Ferry Port
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Leicester Square
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
London Charing Cross
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Embankment Pier
Ferry Port
0.3 miles / 0.5 km

Schools in Covent Garden

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Covent Garden.

Education in Covent Garden

The Royal Ballet School
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
St Clement Danes CofE Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2014)
City Lit
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
St Josephs Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
Guildhouse School
Ages: 15 - 24 years old
Soho Parish CofE Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)

Local pubs in Covent Garden

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  • Maple Leaf

    London WC2

    "A little piece of Canada in the heart of London"

  • Dirty Martini Covent Garden

    London WC2B

    Set in the heart of Covent Garden's famous Piazza, this venue is the ideal location for cocktail-lovers seeking a martini or two in London's West End.

  • Maxwell's Bar & Grill

    London WC2

    Classic cocktail bar headed by bartenders who know their mixology. Reputably famous for our extensive list of fresh fruit and classic cocktails, premium beers, champagnes and world wines.

  • Marquess Of Anglesey

    London WC2E

    A traditional pub with a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Covent Garden.

  • Porterhouse

    London WC2E

    Live Music. Craft Beer. Great Food. Better People.