Covent Garden is high on every tourist guide to London. Makes sense, it’s pretty, it’s central, and has everything is on offer. Throughout history it has served as a vegetables market, centre for theatre and politics – a natural hangout for Londoners of all social classes, looking to conduct business or indulge in their hobbies.
Whether you’re musical and you go off to the Royal Opera and grab tickets to their next production, you enjoy theatre, you’re a shopaholic or a foodie, Covent Garden has it all for you. So whether you’re a local or a tourist (like me), wandering around its side streets is an absolute treat – until your stomach growling.
That’s the main issue with Covent Garden; it’s always crowded. So if you’re looking for a bite to eat, god bless, during lunch time or around 8pm you’re in trouble. Whether you’re eyeing some of the neighborhood’s cheap eats or high end options, patience is your friend. Expect most places will put it to the test.