The epicentre of London’s theatre and entertainment district, Covent Garden is a constant hum of activity. It is perhaps best known for its elegant, pedestrianized Piazza which provides the stage for a diverse mix of street entertainers who command large crowds with their often amusing spectacles. Other noteworthy attractions here include the Royal Opera House, St Paul’s Church, and the child-friendly London Transport Museum.
Covent Garden features a relatively limited number of hotels compared with other areas, but among them are some of the city’s most luxurious accommodation options. To help you find the best choice for your tastes and needs, we’ve selected three of the best 5-star and luxury hotels that Covent Garden has to offer.
FROM £184/ NIGHT
This hotel is quite simply a masterpiece of contemporary luxury. Guest rooms are designed by the legendary French designer Philippe Starck and feature floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen HD TVs and avant-garde interactive light installations that are straight out of the Starck playback. Elsewhere in the hotel, some of its lavish amenities include a huge gymnasium, an acclaimed Asian-themed restaurant, and a chic bar. Cycling enthusiasts can hire complimentary bikes directly from the hotel. The hustle and bustle of Covent Garden is just minutes away on foot and Charing Cross tube and mainline station is also nearby.
FROM £312/ NIGHT
Another ultra-luxurious option is the Covent Garden Hotel, part of the Firmdale hotel group. Here, the amenities are similarly impressive and include a well-equipped gym, a treatment room offering massage and beauty services, a stylish bar serving exotic cocktails, wines and whiskies, a wood-panelled drawing room, and a brasserie-style restaurant. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and come with a flat-screen TV and minibar. For views across London’s rooftops, ask for a room on one of the higher floors. Attractions close to the hotel include the Royal Opera House and the famous Ivy restaurant.
FROM £149/ NIGHT
For a slightly more affordable Covent Garden hotel, the 4-star Fielding is a fine choice. Tucked away in a pedestrian lane and housed in a 19th century Georgian building furnished with window boxes and fairy lights at night, the hotel isn’t short on character, and that extends to its more contemporary features too, including the stylishly designed guest rooms. Here you’ll find bright décor an en-suite bath or shower room, and tea/coffee-making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property too. There are no dining facilities at the hotel, but guests will find endless options on the hotel’s doorstep. Convent Garden tube station is just 150 yards away.