covent garden

Covent Garden is one of the most popular tourist spots in London. With big crowds, street performers, great architecture and lots to do, it is the perfect place to spend an hour if you have the chance. Though many people head to Covent Garden for dinner or drinks, it’s also a great location to enjoy if you have an hour spare in between meetings or time to kill before doing something else.

One of the great things about Covent Garden is its central location. In fact, a number of our 5 star hotels in London are located near to Covent Garden, many of which are only a short walk away. Here are our recommended five ways to spend an hour in Covent Garden:

Watch the Street Performers

There’s always a whole host of street performers in Covent Garden, so checking them out and marvelling at their talents is easy. There’re magicians, comedians, speakers and statues, all of which are suitable for children and draw in big crowds. Some will be looking for members of the audience to join in, so get involved!

Browse Covent Garden Market

In the centre of Covent Garden you’ll find a large market, filled with a little bit of everything. There’s a great range of stalls selling everything from jewellery and knick knacks to food, clothing and art. It’s perfect if you’re looking for an unusual gift or just want to browse with nothing specific in mind.

Shop, Shop, Shop

Every Montcalm London City Hotel is located close to great shops and Covent Garden is no exception. The streets surrounding the centre of Covent Garden are lined with some of London’s best and biggest names including high street brands, designers and independent boutiques. For tech fans, you’ll also find a large Apple store. When you’ve got time to spare in the area it’s great to take a walk and see what you come across; you may find a new favourite shop or a few bargains.

Grab a Bite to Eat

If you’re feeling hungry but don’t have time to head back to your Montcalm London City Hotel, opt for one of Covent Garden’s eateries. There’s a tonne of amazing restaurants, cafes and bars in Covent Garden, along with traditional British pubs. So, you won’t ever have to walk too far to find a place to sit and relax.

Check Out The Architecture

If you’re a fan of architecture, you’re sure to appreciate a lot of what Covent Garden has to offer. Covent Garden has been a central hub of London life for many years and this is shown by the impressive collection of buildings, all of which are steeped in history. It’s completely different to much of the city and easy to enjoy from any of our 5 star hotels in London.

There’s no need to worry about whether or not there’s things to do in Covent Garden as it’s always bustling with energy. Whether you’re there for an hour or have an entire day free, there’s lots to experience.