Best Hotels & Restaurants in Covent Garden
Best Hotels & Restaurants in Covent Garden – A shopping and entertainment hub in London’s West End, Covent Garden centers on the elegant, car-free Piazza, home to fashion stores, craft stalls at the Apple Market, and the Royal Opera House. Street entertainers perform by 17th-century St. Paul’s Church, and the London Transport Museum houses vintage vehicles. Upscale restaurants serve European cuisines, and nearby theaters draw crowds for plays and musicals. ― Google
Best Hotels & Restaurants in Covent Garden – Hotels
Best Hotels in Covent Garden – Savoy
Of all the hotels in London, this is one of the most iconic.
Rumored to have been a favorite of Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich (who has a suite named after her), the Savoy was the first hotel in Britain to have elevators and electric lights, and it is still at the top of its game after an elegant refurbishment during London’s COVID-19 lockdown.
The rooms and suites are large and luxurious, classical in décor with watercolors of landscapes in gilt frames, and floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Thames and south London.
The Beaufort Bar provides an exceptional and buzzy spot for an aperitif, and the Savoy’s restaurants from Simpsons on the Strand to the Savoy Grill—where Winston Churchill often ate—are extravagant and delicious.
The 267 rooms are traditional, sophisticated, and understated, with either Art Decor or Edwardian decor influences, as well as modern tech features, optional butler service, and 24-hour in-room dining. It’s hard to find fault with this iconic luxury property.
Best Hotels in Covent Garden – ME London
We’re suckers for pretty photos of hotels, and those of the ME London do not disappoint.
The stylish property, in the city’s West End, looks like something out of a James Bond movie: stark, monochromatic decor; a slick rooftop lounge with views of the city; and—perhaps our favorite part—a two-story penthouse suite, with a private entrance, tucked away in the building’s turret.
Best Hotels in Covent Garden – Covent Garden Hotel
The Covent Garden Hotel couldn’t be better located for every kind of West End experience, with galleries, shopping, theatre and clubbing on the doorstep.
Bursts or color and mismatched fabrics throughout signal this is a member of Firmdale Hotels, with owner-designer Kit Kemp’s brightly upholstered headboards, jaunty cushions and dressmaker’s models featuring in all the rooms.
While it certainly caters for the well-heeled and deep-pocketed, this is a hotel that really excels at creating a laid-back, home-from-home atmosphere.
The honesty bar just off the nook of a library is as well stocked as a house party, meaning that nightcaps can be as late as you like.
Settle into the yellow and red sofa in front of the log fire, kick off your shoes (it’s not frowned upon), and soak up the elegant yet cozy surroundings.
On the fourth-floor Terrace Suite, up among the rooftops and chimneys of London like a Mary Poppins eyrie. I
n the morning, watch the sunrise over the Shard from the little wooden deck.
Best Hotels & Restaurants in Covent Garden – Restaurants
Le Caprice is fantastic for people-watching.
Hakkasan has some of the best Modern Asian fare in London.
Celebrity favorite the Ivy Market Grill is right in the heart of Covent Garden.
Head to the Savoy Grill on The Strand for the best in Modern British.
Mon Plaisir on Monmouth Street is the oldest French restaurant in London and a fun place for a pre-theatre meal.
The city outpost of Richmond’s immensely popular Petersham Nurseries, the Petersham serves farm-to-table dishes in a space bedecked with flowers and eye-catching modern art.
Rules is one of London’s oldest restaurants and has an indulgent traditional menu (with a section dedicated to game).
Margot serves excellent Italian fare.
Clos Maggiore has a romantic blossom-showered dining room.
Frog by Adam Handling flies the flag for British produce.
The Oystermen has a way with molluscs.
Best Things to do in Covent Garden
The West End’s best theaters are on your doorstep, as is the Royal Opera House. The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery are a short walk away, as is the quiter Courtauld Art Gallery and Sir John Soane’s Museum. See the city from the London Eye, or on a riverboat cruise from Embankment all the way down to Greenwich (or take a cheaper tour on the Thames Clipper – you can even buy a bottle of champagne on-board). There’s always something on at Somerset House; from ice-skating in the winter, outdoor films in the courtyard and concerts in the summer.
Locally, Neal Street is the neighborhood’s main shopping thoroughfare, make a pit stop in colorful Neal’s Yard to stock up on fine cheeses and herbal lotions and potions. Rummage around in Jubilee Market Hall and pause by the Actor’s Church (AKA St Paul’s) to browse its big-name memorial plaques.