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Covent Garden Estate Agents Property Guide

Located in the far eastern area of the City of Westminster, Covent Garden is surrounded by Holborn, Kingsway, the Strand and Charing Cross Road.

Some call it the ‘beating heart of the Capital’. At its centre is the lively Piazza, buzzing with colourful street life - live acts, magicians and artists. The area is now home to a host of chic shops and entertainment facilities, theatres and cuisine of every kind, so with a Covent Garden property you’re in the middle of all the action this exciting district has to offer.

Covent Garden Property

When it comes to buying or renting an apartment in Covent Garden, our estate agents will highlight the amazing amount of choice, - from modern, purpose built one-bedroom flats to three bedroom apartments located in trendy converted warehouses, and some in stunning listed buildings.

Although houses do not come on the market as frequently, you will find a range of unique properties, such as the two-bedroom houses in Bull Court arranged over six floors. Popular streets include Shaftesbury Avenue and Drury Lane and, of course, property in the bustling St Giles Piazza always attracts a lot of attention.

Several heritage buildings are becoming homes in the listed colonnade market. Covent Garden has plans to go more upmarket too. The changes include a luxury retail quarter around King Street and fashionable new restaurants.

Covent Garden Buyers and Residents

For years, property in Covent Garden has attracted those connected to the arts and entertainment, - the famous and infamous alike. Whether you’re especially interested in the arts or you simply want to make a home here, for all the advantages of a West London location, Covent Garden estate agents are sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.

People move to Covent Garden for it’s vibrancy, quirkiness and sense of community. There's a 24-hour cosmopolitan culture here with everything you could possibly need, right on your doorstep.

Covent Garden, with the postcode WC2, falls within the London boroughs of Westminster and Camden.

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Covent Garden
  1. Ideal if you're looking for a lively corner of London with character and charm.
  2. Covent Garden is home to the Royal Opera House, with numerous theatres on your door step.
  3. Enjoy a wide range of independent, boutique shops selling everything from novelty items to shoes and clothes, with the option for high street shopping in Oxford Street minutes away.
  4. Excellent transport links - 6 tube stations within a 15 minute walk, makes it very easy to get around for work, shopping and meeting friends.
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Discover Covent Garden

  • Covent Garden Squares & Parks

    Covent Garden, located in London’s West End and within walking distance of the Thames, Soho and Trafalgar Square, is well-known for its stylish properties and beautiful 16th century Central Square.  Places nearby to relax in and unwind amidst scenic surroundings are Russell Square and the garden at Leicester Square.

    Enjoy a leisurely walk around the open-air, traffic-free cobbled Central Square (Covent Garden Piazza), surrounded by luxurious and spacious Covent Garden properties.

    At Russell Square, located less than a mile away from the opulent Covent Garden properties, you can admire the ornamental fountain and bronze statue of Francis Russell (fifth Duke of Bedford) who was the Square’s founder.

    In the beautiful garden at Leicester Square, with its 19th century statue of famous English playwright, William Shakespeare, you can sit and watch the people go by or enjoy the multiple street performers in action.

  • Covent Garden Going Out

    The presence of a large number of pubs, restaurants, coffee shops and retail outlets leave Covent Garden property owners spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a place to eat, drink or shop.

    Step into the historic Lamb and Flag pub at Rose Street or the Nag’s Head on St. James Street for a great cask ale or beer. For superb wine and an excellent selection of cheese, try Gordon’s Wine Bar on Villiers Street.

    Visit The Ivy on West Street for a luxurious dining experience. If you are looking for something less expensive, try Battersea Pie Station at the Royal Opera House or Homeslice at Neal’s Yard. For delicious espresso and filtered coffee, Prufrock Coffee on Leather Lane is the place to go.

    For an afternoon of retail therapy, browse through the fascinating market stalls and shops at Apple Market, East Colonnade Market and Jubilee Market.

  • Covent Garden Attractions

    Covent Garden property owners have the luxury of living within walking distance of world-renowned attractions such as the London Film Museum, London Transport Museum, British Museum, Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.

    If you enjoy watching feature films, visit the London Film Museum, where you can see displays of original props, costumes and film sets as well as the spectacular themed exhibitions.

    The iconic and family-friendly London Transport Museum is home to a large collection of vehicles dating back to the 1800s and has superb interactive exhibits to play on.

    Also worth visiting is the British museum, which has artifacts dating back 2 million years and a permanent collection that includes the world famous Rosetta Stone.

    At Trafalgar square, visit Nelson's Column, one of London’s most famous monuments. For art aficionados, the nearby National Gallery houses a collection of over 2,000 Western European paintings.

  • Covent Garden Local Events

    With multiple theatres, the beautiful Royal Opera House, seasonal events like the Great Christmas Pudding Race and one of the best skating rinks in London, residents of properties in Covent Garden have plenty to occupy themselves.

    For an entertaining evening, choose from a wide variety of award-winning musicals screened in Covent Garden’s glitzy theatres.

    At the Royal Opera House, enjoy world-class opera, ballet, music and dance performances. Visit the glamorous Amphitheatre Bar for some coffee and cake, before attending a performance.

    The annual Great Christmas Pudding Race held in Covent Garden Piazza is a giggle, with contestants in fancy dress racing around an obstacle strewn course, balancing a Christmas pudding on a flimsy plate.

    If you enjoy Ice Skating, head to the outdoor ice rink in the stunning 18th century courtyard of Somerset House. The exclusive Club Nights at Somerset House are also worth attending.

  • Covent Garden Transport

    Covent Garden has its own tube station, but you’ll also find Charing Cross, Embankment, Holborn and Leicester Square nearby. While congestion charges apply to drivers in Covent Garden, you can easily travel from your home on foot, by bike or via the tube. Welcome to EditPad.org - your online plain text editor.

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    The best way to get to Covent Garden and discover its secret passages and surrounding areas is to walk. If you prefer public transport, Covent Garden's tube station is a very short walk from the Market Building at the end of James Street. Covent Garden is on the Piccadilly Line. There are bike racks in Southampton Street, Bow Street, and on the corner of Russell Street & Wellington Street.

    If you're heading for Covent Garden by bus, the RV1 stops at Covent Garden. The 9, 13, 15, 23, 139 and 153 all stop at Trafalgar Square and Aldwych (both a short walk from the Market Building). The No. 24 stops at Leicester Square; Covent Garden is signposted from there. For more information on buses in London, visit the Transport for London website: www.tfl.gov.uk/buses.

  • Covent Garden Historical Facts

    Covent Garden was originally the central part of a trading town,

    Formed around 600AD, but when the settlement moved towards the end of the ninth century, the area was allowed to return to fields.

    The name Covent Garden first appeared in 1515, referring to an abbey garden that stood on the site.

    Following the Reformation, Henry VIII sold the land to the Duke of Bedford who built Bedford House and permitted the sale of fruit and vegetables from his garden.

    Work on the Piazza began in 1631, starting with St Paul's Church, and the last property was completed in 1637. It wasn't till 1831 that a permanent market hall was built.

    Traffic congestion from the market threatened the future of Covent Garden in the late 1960s, with redevelopment planned. However, Covent Garden property around the square was protected in 1973.

    The market itself moved to a new site in 1974 and a shopping centre opened around the square in 1980, but it wasn't until 2006 that the market buildings were purchased by a property developer.

Living in covent-garden

Il Trittico
09 / 03 / 2016

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11 / 02 / 2016

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06 / 01 / 2016

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London Film Museum in Covent Garden, London WC2E
30 / 12 / 2015

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Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5AZ
17 / 09 / 2015

Although off the beaten track, Freemasons hall has one of the most iconic and instantly recognisable building frontages in Covent Garden. Built in art deco style, the Grade II listed hall was constructed shortly after the end of the first world war and was... Read More

Splendour at the Donmar Warehouse on 41 Earlham Street in Covent Garden, London, WC2H
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