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Best hotels in Covent Garden for all budgets (+ area guide)

Discover our recommended best hotels in Covent Garden plus an essential area guide.

A view of Covent Garden where some of the best hotels in Covent Garden are found.

Where to stay in Covent Garden – Quick picks


Area Guide – Covent Garden

If your budget allows this is my recommended area for first-time visitors to London.  It is the place to which I head every time I visit London – with restaurants, shops, street artists, cobblestones, and a fantastic atmosphere the heart of the theatre district is where it’s at!

Covent Garden Tube Station in London.
Covent Garden Tube Station

Who is the area best suited for?

Covent Garden is a fantastic area for first-time visitors to London, families with older children, theatre lovers, art lovers and shoppers. 

There are Covent Garden hotels to suit a range of budgets too which makes this an attractive and affordable option.

Barrows covered with flowers.

What to see in and around Covent Garden

The main attractions in the Covent Garden area are

  • Theatres – head to one of the many theatres in the area for a show or musical. 
  • The London Transport Museum (Don’t miss their shop!)
  • Neales Yard – one of the most popular “secret spots” or hidden gems in London 
  • Shops! There are some fantastic shops to explore in the Covent Garden area from designer to quirky. Favourites include the Moomin Shop, Penhaligons and Sass and Belle.
  • Head over and get into the festive spirit at Christmas – the decorations at Covent Garden are always beautiful.
Bottles of perfume on a table.
Enjoy shopping in Covent Garden
Union Jack flags in lines hanging from a ceiling at Covent Garden London.
View of Covent Garden in London.

Where to eat in Covent Garden

There are numerous pubs, restaurants and bars in Covent Garden to suit all tastes and budgets. These are a selection of our favourites:

  • Bubblewrap for Instagram-worthy desserts
  • SUSHISAMBA for beautiful rooftop views
  • Buns&Buns for delicious steamed buns and brioche rolls
  • Ave Mario Italian and pizza
  • Clos Maggiore romantic French restaurant

Foodies – why not take a food tour of Covent Garden? Read more in our guide to the best food tours in London

Covent Garden at Christmas.
Visiting London in winter? Covent Garden is always beautifully decorated at Christmas

Best hotels in Covent Garden

Luxury – The Savoy


Another of London’s most iconic hotels is the wonderful Savoy. Offering luxurious rooms and suites, a Gordon Ramsay restaurant and a guest spa this 5-star hotel is perfectly located in vibrant Covent Garden. 

  • Nearest Tube station – Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line)

(Other luxury options in the Covent Garden area include One Aldwych and the Waldorf Hilton)

Family – Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street


A great choice for families the Radisson Blu is located ideally for theatres and the shops and restaurants of Covent Garden. Luxurious rooms, a superb breakfast and friendly staff sum up the many positive reviews of this hotel. 

  • Nearest Tube station – Covent Garden/Leicester Square

Budget – Strand Palace Hotel


Offering great value for money the Strand Palace Hotel is in the perfect location to explore Covent Garden and surrounding areas. Facilities include a tour desk and ticket service, room service and free WiFi.

A popular choice for the budget-conscious who also wish to stay near one of the most popular areas of London for theatre, restaurants and shopping.

  • Nearest Tube station – Covent Garden (350 m)

Budget – The Z Hotel Covent Garden


Fabulous location overlooking Covent Garden the Z hotel offers affordable luxury. All rooms have complimentary WiFi, large TVs with Sky TV and ensuite bathrooms. Perfect for perusing the shops and restaurants or visiting the theatre.

  • Nearest Tube station – Covent Garden/Leicester Square

Apartment options in Covent Garden

Plum Guide – The Ercolani

Plum Guide - The Ercolani Images coiurtesy of Plum Guide
Images courtesy of Plum Guide

Beautiful apartment perfect for a couple hoping to experience everything the city has to offer. With a king-size bed, luxury rainfall shower and brand new kitchen amenities step out of the door onto the cobble-stoned steps of Covent Garden.

  • Sleeps up to 2
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

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Plum Guide – Double Decker

An urban, modern and spacious duplex apartment perfect for a group or family. Perfect location for the National Gallery, theatre of Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square

  • Sleeps up to 6
  • 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

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VRBO – Covent Garden Flower Market Apartment

Located opposite the Royal Opera House and Covent Garden Market this apartment is great for a larger family with capacity for 8.

  • 2 bedrooms
    • 3 beds
    • Sleeps 8

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