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Covent Garden - What to See and Where to Eat and Drink (1.6 Km)

Updated: May 30

Start at Tottenham Court Road Station

Finish at Piccadilly Circus Station


Covent Garden’s Nourishment Network.

Covent Garden is a vibrant destination for anyone who enjoys shopping, theatre, restaurants, bars, history, and culture. This route will help you explore the sights and show you a route that will take you past some of the best places to eat, drink and be merry. Covent Garden and the streets you will be traversing date back to the late 1600s, and they are rich in history and interest.

The route is excellent for bright lights, great atmosphere, history, iconic sights, entertainment venues, crowds, transport links, shops, cinemas, theatres, opera, museums, and many places to eat, drink and be merry.



Morning - Most of the route will be reasonably quiet except for the areas around Leicester Square and Covent Garden. The best time to explore the route is early morning when the lighting is at its best and few people are around. It is also a great way to discover places for breakfast.

Day -This route will get busier during the day, especially around Leicester Square and Covent Garden. However, there are plenty of places to stop for a light snack or a long lunch.

Evenings—This route will get busy in the evening. However, there are plenty of places to stop for a drink or an evening meal.


This 1.6 Km long explore a route around the streets that offers some of the best places for nourishment between Covent Garden and Leicester Square. After passing through the Covent Garden Piazza, it explores the eating areas around Wellington Street and Catherine Street before returning past the Transport Museum and then tracking a path past the nourishment venues of Maiden Lane, Henrietta Street, and King Street before heading down the delightful New Row and ending up outside Leicester Square Station.

See the route at speed (1:55)

Use this to see what the route looks like as if you were doing it at speed and to make you more familiar with what you will see along the way.


Use the 'My Google Maps' to explore this route's venues. If you are using a mobile device, the map can help you find the start point for the route, navigate to places of interest, and show your position on the map.


What to see and places to eat, drink and be merry.

What to See List

Covent Garden Route - Pubs and Bars

Covent Garden - Places to Eat

Covent Garden Route - Things to Do



This gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many sights along this route.. Double-click to see the image in full size.



The Eastern End of Covent Garden

The Western End of Covent Garden



Click on the picture below to go on a 360 virtual tour of the shopping areas and look around.

Use the route to explore this location by looking around in 360, taking in the sights and sounds, listening to an audio recording about the area and going on a virtual tour.

Browse the gallery to find out what you can see along the way.



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