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We love Covent Garden

Covent Garden

Living in Covent Garden, London

Welcome to the home of street performers and drama in the capital.

Many areas of London could be earmarked as being perfect for those who want to enjoy living among all things art and culture. However, few will give people the chance to live in and around the dramatic and artistic lifestyle in such a vibrant surrounding as Covent Garden. With slews of street performers, markets, galleries, and opera houses away from the most visited places, this is the perfect setting in which to enjoy the more cultured side of London.

 

Covent Garden property

Property in Covent Garden is much sought-after, offering as it does a stunning Central London location, attractive flats and houses in well-maintained residential streets, plus many cultural and shopping facilities right on your doorstep. And as local estate agents, we can help you find just what you’re looking for, from properties to buy to flats and apartments to rent, including short-term lets and serviced apartments.

Please also see our page covering serviced apartments in Covent Garden, which are widely available in this location.

We say:

One of the most charming areas to be found anywhere in London, Covent Garden will leave you with a smile on your face time and time again. Ideal for anyone who has a deep rooted love of the arts!

Your neighbours

The Neighbours
A good range of people can be found living in Covent Garden, from business owners and young professionals who are commuting to various areas of the centre of the city, to small pockets of students and tourists. The one thing they all have in common is their real love for all things related to the arts.

What you'll find

What you'll find
Market stalls selling a variety of foods, crafts and clothes, a good range of street performers and plenty to see and do at night. Covent Garden has it all going on, and there's never a down moment.

Property prices

Property prices
Average 2-bedroom rental price: £754 per calendar month. Average 2-bedroom property price: £1,553,919.

Lifestyle

The Lifestyle
Vibrant and theatrical with plenty to see and do at any time. Markets, theatre, street shows and boutiques give the place a modern twist on the artistic scene that really helps bring London to life.

Do not expect

Do not expect
A strait-laced atmosphere that you might find elsewhere in the city centre. Covent Garden is all about the character and atmosphere.

You'll fall in love with

You fall in love with
The chance to enjoy the arts in their various guises. Sure, Covent Garden is popular, but the busy nature of the area helps feed into a lively and upbeat atmosphere.

Local transport Transport
Being located as it is in the West End, Covent Garden is an area from which it is easy to visit most places around the capital. The city centre location means very few people in the area drive, but it is easy to find suitable public transport. Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road and Charing Cross are all within walking distance of the area, meaning you can use a good mix of different Underground lines without having to go far at all.
Local destinations Distances
The London Eye: 16 minute walk
The Tower of London: 25 mins on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 60 mins on the tube
Gatwick Airport: 60 mins by tube and train
Kings Cross: 10 mins on the tube
National Gallery: 8 minute walk

Sights around Covent Garden

Covent Garden Markets

Markets are some of the finest aspects of Covent Garden, and there will be more than enough to keep you busy, regardless of the sort of thing you'll be looking to buy. Markets around Covent Garden cater to things such as crafts, artwork and handmade jewellery, meaning you'll always find plenty to trawl through on the stalls. It's the perfect place to buy unique gifts, or just spend a lovely lazy Sunday.

Seven Dials in Covent Garden

Known historically as Covent Garden's secret shopping village, Seven Dials has been filled with shops, bars and restaurants since the 17th century. These days, classy boutiques and stylish bars are the centre of the area, and you'll find the young and hip hanging out here all the time. For fashionistas, this is the place where international labels and original stores want to be, and you will want to pay a visit to the likes of Adolfo Dominguez, Carhartt and 7 Camicie.

Theatre in Covent Garden

In the heart of the West End, it's impossible not to get caught up in the theatrical atmosphere around Covent Garden, and with a number of theatres in the area, there will always be plenty to see and do. Enjoy a drink at the Lamb and Flag or The Two Brewers, before you take to one of the best theatres in the capital like the New London Theatre on Drury Lane, the RSC or Cambridge Theatre.

Our personal favourites

With Covent garden literally on the doorstep to our office we all venture into this neck of the woods on regular occasions, mostly it has to be said to be watered and fed but with the added vantage of some wonderful shopping (as long as you go early to avoid the crowds)

Cheap eats in covent garden

Cheap eats

It’s not easy to find a cheap eat in Covent Garden but these few do the job and fill you up at the same time.

Battersea Pie – proper British food tucked away in one of the refurbished arches with obviously an array of pies on their menu. Self service simplicity. 28 The Market, Lower Ground Floor, Covent Garden, Royal Opera House, London WC2E 8RA

Dishoom – Bombay style cafe with an all day Indian menu. Great food at terrific prices but it can come with a long queues. Wonderful for a quick breakfast. 12 Upper St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9FB

Bageriet – a Swedish fest of savoury snacks and sweet treats. It may be small but it is certainly stylish and full of Nordic goodies. Yum yum! 24 Rose Street, London WC2E 9EA

Fine dine in Covent Garden

Fine dine

Hawksmoor – Fantastic underground venue serving incredible steaks, it does not come cheap but life is too short sometimes to look at the bill – get someone else to pay. 11 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JG

Clos Maggiore – Very romantic setting with quite elegant and delicious food. 33 King Street, London WC2E 8JD

Balthazar – wonderful for both breakfast and theatre pre & post meals. Reliable and fun and beautifully decorated. 4-6 Russell Street, London WC2B 5HZ

Covent Garden shopping

Shopping

Although Covent Garden has over the years become a bit over crowded with chain band shops it is still a fashion destination for many and a wonderful place to find something different.

Y3 – it here because we like it ok. Yoji meets Addidas in the most perfect sort of way. It’s not what you want but how many. 12 Floral Street, London, WC2E 9DH

T-shirt Store- the name says it all and its simplicity is adorable. Organic printed tees with retro cool imagery in limited runs. Always worth popping in as everything always changes. 18 Shorts Gardens, WC2H 9BE

James Smith & Sons – the boss swears this is the only place to buy an umbrella and who are we to argue. The shop unchanged since the 1830’s is worth a visit anyway. 53 New Oxford Street WC1

Neal’s Yard Remedies – located in our favourite spot of Covent Garden and selling prettily packaged organic niceties. Always smells wonderful. 15 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9ER

Neal’s Yard Dairy – ok so we don’t stray very far but being huge cheese fans means you have to go here if you are a true cheese lover. Different smells hit the nose on entering here – delightful we think. 17 Shorts Gardens, London WC2H 9AT

Pints in Covent Garden

Pint Perfect

We still retain the fact that you cannot beat a decent pint in a great pub. Finding them harder to locate these days here are a few you might find us on occasions.

Lamb and Flag – Traditional spit and sawdust British boozer serving decent beer by friendly staff in a very historic building. A diamond amongst the chains and overpriced tourist traps. Rose Street, London WC2E 9EB

The Harp – Thankfully low priced booze with an astonishing selection of ciders and ales to please even the most selective of beer buffs. We think it was once voted National Pub of the year, too tight to. 47 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HS

Lowlander Grand Cafe – A quieter pub tucked more off the beaten track but worth seeking out if you are a Belgian beer fan with always over a dozen on tap. 36 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5RR

Cocktails in Covent Garden

Cocktails and late nights

We like our late night drinking places tucked away and, by the looks of it, underground ....

Phoenix Arts Bar – so this is located a stones throw from our office but we do love this legendary late night bar. Go before 8.00 p.m. to ensure entry at weekends. 1 Phoenix Street, London WC2H 8BU

Freud – staggering distance from the previous haunt another classic place to hang out. Mind boggling selection of cheap but amazingly good cocktails. 198 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JL

 

Your friendly and professional Covent Garden Estate Agents 

Outlet Property Services specialise in lettings, property management and residential  sales for Covent Garden. We are also proud to offer commercial retail acquisition for this popular area. Should you require any information regarding any of these services or indeed just need some advice of information about living or operating in and around Covent Garden then please feel to give our friendly team a call – Outlet the personal and helpful local estate agent to Covent Garden. 

We have an amazing dedicated team of property experts spread across two offices and have been around for over twenty years, so why not get in contact today. You can drop us an email at enquiries@outlet.co.uk  or speak to us direct on 020 7287 4244. We look forward to helping you find success.

Other great places to...

 

Balthazar

Eat

Balthazar
4-6 Russell Street

A real sense of Parisian class and atmosphere in the heart of London, Balthazar is a restaurant that really helps to bring to life the French capital. French classics such as bouillabaisse and côte de boeuf will delight along with fantastic cakes, all within a beautiful setting.

balthazarlondon.com

Dub Jam

Drink

Dub Jam
20 Bedford Street

Jammed into what was once a cloakroom of the bar next door - Dub Jam is everything you could want from a Caribbean rum shack. Red Stripe and rum punch served in hand-painted tin cans compliment the reclaimed interior and background reggae beats. It's the perfect place to for a hearty afternoon BBQ.

dubjam.co.uk

Orla Kiely

Shop

Orla Kiely
31 Monmouth Street

The flagship store of Dublin-born fashion designer Orla Kiely, this store showcases the very best from her unique collections, where mismatched colours and graphic prints are designed to grab the attention.

orlakiely.com

Cellar Door

Play

Cellar Door
0 Aldwych

Small but perfectly formed, Cellar Door sits beneath Aldwych, and its gaudy neon arrow sign points the way to a unique night out. In the dimly-lit bar, cabaret acts and drag artists make sure every night is full of life and colour.

cellardoor.biz

Jubilee Hall

Sweat

Jubilee Hall
30 The Piazza

A warehouse gym with something for everyone, this place is ideal and affordable for locals. With some fantastic personal trainers on offer and a raft of modern machines and weights, Jubilee Hall is ideal for working out before the commute to work each morning.

jubileehalltrust.org

Stuart Phillips

Groom

Stuart Phillips
26 Monmouth Street

Previously voted the top hairdressers in London, Stuart Phillips is one of the most prestigious salons around. Offering everything from a simple wash and cut to VIP packages which come with limo rides and champagne, this setting will really cater to your needs.

stuartphillips.co.uk

Jo Malone

Indulge

Jo Malone
10-11 King Street

An upmarket store for anyone looking for fragrances and related gifts, this is the perfect place in Covent Garden to whittle away a Saturday afternoon with friends. Sample the very best that Covent Garden has to offer in wonderful surroundings.

jomalone.co.uk

Castle Fine Art

Inspire

Castle Fine Art
20 New Row

Snuggled up with all the wonderful little boutiques on New Row, Castle Fine Art is one of the best galleries in the West End. you can find some fantastic paintings and drawings, and all without the sort of crowds you'll find in the larger galleries.

castlegalleries.com

Covent Garden estate agents

Our main office is located just by the western edge of Covent Garden, and we know the area, its streets and properties intimately.

As well as residential properties, there are also numerous small-scale commercial properties to be found in Covent Garden, and we can advise you on all aspects of renting and buying in the area.

Simply call in to our Soho office, phone us today on 020 3627 4619 or, should it be easier, drop us an email at enquiries@outlet.co.uk

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