How to get around Covent Garden
Covent Garden Tube
The district of Covent Garden is relatively small and easy to get around, and you’ll easily be able to locate Covent Garden Tube Station. The station sits on the Piccadilly Line, and this makes it really easy to get out and explore all that the rest of London has to offer. You could travel northbound for 6 minutes to King’s Cross Station and then walk to the British Museum, or take a 14 minute journey to South Kensington Tube Station to visit the Natural History Museum. You could also head for the exclusive shopping around Knightsbridge Tube Station in approximately 10 minutes, or head for the more mainstream Westfield London shopping centre, near Hammersmith Tube Station, which is just over 20 minutes away.
Covent Garden Parking
If you really want to drive into Central London you will find a number of places to park your car in and around Covent Garden. There is a Townsave car park in both Shelton Street and Long Acre, as well as an NCP car park in nearby Upper St Martin’s Lane (all of which are near Covent Garden Tube Station). There are also two Westminster City Council car parks nearby, one in Newport Place in Chinatown and the other in Whitcomb Street in Leicester Square (both are close to Leicester Square Tube Station).
Covent Garden Taxis
As with all Central London districts, you’ll see plenty of the famous London black cabs zipping around Covent Garden. You can flag one of these down or alternatively use one of the local firms to pre book your taxi. These firms include Covent Garden Cars on Shaftesbury Avenue, Blueback LTD on Shelton Street, and London Airports Taxi Transfer in Long Acre (all of which are near Covent Garden Tube Station).
Covent Garden On Foot
Covent Garden embodies the term ‘location, location, location’! You will be able to walk to some of the most famous areas from here and several of them take less than 10 minutes to get to. Take a short walk of around 4 minutes and you’ll be amongst the bright lights of Leicester Square. Walk a little further, for around 7 minutes, and you’ll be in for an eye opening experience in the chic area of Soho. As if there wasn’t enough shopping in Covent Garden, you can also walk to the shopping havens of Oxford Street in 8 minutes and Regent Street in around 15 minutes. You’ll want to visit the world famous Buckingham Palace during your visit to London and this is only 20 minutes walk away, and if you felt like it you could head for a relaxing picnic in Hyde Park in approximately 25 minutes.