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Area Guide by Estate Agents in Covent Garden WC2

A rich history in market culture

Named after the medieval walled garden and orchard of Westminster Abbey and convent, Covent garden sits between Strand, Charing Cross, Shaftesbury Avenue, High Holborn and Kingsway. Initially a market garden for Westminster Abbey, and then for the British Monarchy, it has a history of growing and selling natural produce although it has relocated to New Covent Garden in Nine Elms. The former market buildings on the opulent plaza are heavily pedestrianised and is a popular place to explore.

A major draw of Covent Garden is its vibrant arts and cultural scene. The area is home to several renowned theatres, including the Royal Opera House, the London Coliseum, and the Donmar Warehouse. It's also home to independent shops, restaurants, and bars, which add to the area's unique character and charm. It's a bustling and vibrant neighbourhood in the heart of London, known for its historic charm and dynamic arts and cultural scene.


One of the biggest draws of Covent Garden is its location, with easy access to the West End, the City, and the rest of the capital makes it a popular choice for people who want to be in the thick of things but still want the peace and quiet of a residential area.

The area is served by the Piccadilly Line, which connects Covent Garden to other parts of London, including the West End, the City, and Heathrow Airport. 

Covent Garden is also well-connected by bus, which connects to other parts of London, including the West End, the City, and the South Bank. For those who prefer to travel by bike, Covent Garden is also bike-friendly, with several Santander Cycles docking stations throughout the area.


The property market in Covent Garden is diverse, with something to suit every taste and budget. The area is home to a mix of historic townhouses, modern apartment buildings, and converted warehouses. Many of the properties have been beautifully renovated and feature original period features such as high ceilings, sash windows, and fireplaces.

Covent Garden is also home to several luxury developments, such as "The Mercer" and "The Floral Court," which offer high-end amenities and finishes. These properties are perfect for buyers and renters looking for a more modern and luxurious living experience.

Stylish apartments and warehouse conversions make this one of London’s most desirable quarters and home to about 6,000 residents. Buyers come from Europe and Southeast Asia as it is seen as a good long-term investment.

Circa London is an independent sales and lettings agent in Covent Garden WC2 and the surrounding areas of prime central London.   If you're thinking about selling, letting or are just curious, we'd be happy to value your property and share our expertise to help you plan for your property's future. 



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