Sightseeing / Things to do:
Covent Garden Market:
There are three markets located in Covent Garden´s 19th century Piazza, each offering a wide range of food, all kind of jewelry and clothing. Furthermore Covent Garden Market provides ample entertainment: there are street artists showing their skills, as well as young artists who play their own music.
Royal Opera House:
The world famous Royal Opera House is home to the Royal Opera, the Royal Ballets and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, now also known as the Covent Garden Orchestra. The building fascinates by its architecture, both in the exterior and in the interior.
London Transport Museum:
The museum explores the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, its culture and society since 1800. Highlights include the iconic red bus as well as the world´s first underground steam train. The museum is full of interactive exhibits for young people and adults alike.
The Shard is a 95-storey skyscraper in London. Standing 309.7 meters high, the Shard is the tallest building in the UK and the fourth tallest building in Europe. The Shard is home to some of the best offices, restaurants and hotel rooms in London – along with breathtaking views.
Food & Drink:
The Rules is the oldest restaurant in London and has been an established star of the food scene since the days of the Bow Street Runners, serving up classic British fare while ignoring every passing fad and fashion.
Bronte is an elegant and stylish all day dining venue and bar, located in an enviable position at the top of The Strand with views overlooking Trafalgar Square. Designed by renowned British designer, Tom Dixon, Bronte combines beautiful interiors with sumptuous dining.
The Opera Tavern is one of Convent Garden´s best eating restaurants, and ideally positioned for a pre- or post- theatre dinner. Simple Spanish and Italian food features on the menu, with impressive dishes including a charcoal grill on the ground floor where they cook up all manner of tasty meaty treats.
Masala Zone, on Covent Garden’s Floral Street, is a restaurant that has reinvented one of Britain’s favourite cuisines. This is not the kind of Indian food you get at your average curry house. The food at Masala Zone is clean, light, fresh, spicy and tasty, and celebrates the depth of flavours from different regions of India.