Covent Garden is a key focal point for visitors to Central London’s West End and famous for its Theatreland, Opera Houses, specialist shops and world-renowned restaurants. Bordered by Bloomsbury, Holborn and Soho and served by the City of Westminster and Borough of Camden, the area offers vibrant Central London living with an emphasis on fun and entertainment.
Covent Garden is one of London’s leading areas for culture, shopping and entertainment. With a history dating back over 400 years, it has evolved from the original convent’s garden outside St Paul’s Church to traditional fruit and vegetable market to today’s incarnation as one of London’s landmark attractions and shopping areas.
The iconic pedestrianised Covent Garden Piazza, designed by Inigo Jones in 1630, is based around a cobbled square that serves as a street art and performance area, while the covered market and surrounding streets are home to a range of designer shops and cafes.
In addition to the bustling market and retail outlets, there are countless restaurants, a wide choice of trendy bars and music venues, and cultural activities for everyone.
If you’re looking for property for sale in Covent Garden, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a mixture of architectural beauty from various periods including contemporary apartments and new build developments.
As experienced Covent Garden estate agents, we know that this area is one of the most exciting places to live in Central London, and there are many reasons that make Covent Garden such a great option for a London home:
1 – Central, well-connected location
Covent Garden is located in the heart of London’s West End with many parts of the capital easily accessible and the City of London’s financial district within walking distance. It is exceptionally well served by public transport including overground rail and no fewer than six underground stations including Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Charing Cross. The recent opening of the Elizabeth Line with fast East-West through the capital to Heathrow Airport and Reading further enhances the desirability of the area.
2 – A world of culture and entertainment
Browse the artisan stalls in and around the famous Apple Market or the independent shops on Neal’s Yard and around Seven Dials. Visit the London Transport Museum or enjoy a night at the Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet or one of the 20+ West End theatres and other venues in the area. Add to that the wealth of restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs in the area, and there’s no chance of getting bored! No wonder that this is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in which to live and the demand for Covent Garden apartments for rent or sale is high.
3 – Mix of attractive property
As leading Covent Garden estate agents, we continue to be amazed by the rich heritage the area continues to draw on to deliver a diverse mix of period and modern residential property in a range of architectural styles. The conversion of old commercial space to create new homes has been enthusiastically embraced throughout the area and has allowed for a sympathetic supplementation to the existing property stock. Consequently, there are a variety of beautiful flats and apartments available to rent in Covent Garden.
4 – Exceptionally high rental demand
Covent Garden and the surrounding neighbourhoods are particularly popular for second home purchases, either to provide a London base from which to conveniently enjoy the entertainment attractions of the area, or as investment flats to rent in Covent Garden. Rental demand is extremely high, not least because of the many prestigious colleges and universities nearby, including LSE, Kings College and University College London, and the proximity to offices for some of the world’s largest corporations.
5 – Great investment potential
Over the last 10+ years, significant investment in both commercial and residential property has breathed new life into the local area. Some of Covent Garden’s large property owners such as Capital Counties and Shaftesbury PLC have had a major impact on rejuvenating the area, which has brought this part of London to the attention of an international audience of investors. Property values have shown significant growth and we expect the popularity of apartments in Covent Garden to only increase with private investors. There has never been a better time to purchase a property in Covent Garden!
Covent Garden has evolved into one of the capital’s most iconic locations and a vibrant hub for culture, entertainment and shopping. If you are looking for a specialist Covent Garden Estate Agent for luxury London apartments for rent or Central London apartments for sale, then contact us today.