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 it is a popular place to explore.
It is at the heart of London’s West End and is the location of more than a dozen theatres, including the Royal Opera House, drawing crowds of drama and musical fans everyday.
Stylish apartments and warehouse conversions make this one of London’s most desirable quarters. It is home to about 6,000 residents and buyers come from Europe and Southeast Asia as it is seen as a good long-term investment.