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Hotels near Covent Garden
Many people come here for the excellent street performers that play in the square, ranging from buskers, to acrobats, magicians, opera singers and even a Santa’s Grotto during Christmas time when the Covent Garden Hotels become really popular.
The elegant Royal Opera House had the first ballet performed here in 1734 and Handel specifically wrote many of his operas for the venue. It has also been home to the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet for over sixty years.
St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden also has strong ties to the theatre community. The first recorded performance of Punch and Judy took place here in 1662, as noted by the diarist, Samuel Pepys .
There’s more history to be discovered at the London Transport Museum. where you can see a range of old public transport vehicles, including buses, trolleybuses, trams, and rail vehicles.
When it’s time to shop, you’ll find great gift ideas for yourself and all the family in the boutique craft shops and bigger retail stores that line the square. Head to the Apple Store to check out the latest iPads. see the latest from Mickey Mouse and the gang at the Disney Store. or browse designer fashion at stores such as Burberry. Chanel. and Ted Baker .
If all of the above has made you hungry, there are plenty of great places to eat just a short walk from even the cheap hotels near Covent Garden. Try some Italian classics at the Jamie Oliver Restaurant. gorgeous burgers at the Gourmet Burger Kitchen. or hot dogs, frozen custard and shakes at the amazing Shake Shack.
For ideas on activities in the capital check out our blog or our page for things to do in London .