How to Plan the Perfect Evening’s Entertainment When Staying in Covent Garden
Our luxury serviced apartments in Covent Garden are among the most popular accommodation we offer here at Smart City, and to us, it comes as no surprise.
Conveniently situated only a minute’s walk from the nearest tube station, the apartments make the ideal home base for those on extended business stays, whilst those joining us for a short weekend leisure break have more than enough to keep them entertained, all on their doorstep.
By day, the area is a lively, bustling place, full of vibrant markets, street entertainers and plenty to see and do. As nighttime falls, things may get a little quieter, though for us, the evening is the perfect time to really see Covent Garden at its very best.
So, whether you’re looking to relax and unwind after a long day of conducting business in the capital, or simply to top off an enjoyable day’s sightseeing, here’s Smart City’s guide to planning the perfect evening’s entertainment when staying in your Covent Garden serviced apartment.
Start with a pre-dinner stroll
Before the real fun begins, we recommend getting your evening underway with a leisurely stroll around Covent Garden in the early evening. Most of the main shops in the area don’t close until after 8pm, and there’s always a number of street entertainers putting on performances until well beyond that, making it the ideal way to undo the stresses of the day and set yourself up for the rest of the night.
Dine in style
As part of your early evening walk, you could make your way from your serviced apartment on Hanover Place and head to one of the countless top restaurants in the area. The likes of Christopher’s, Fire & Stone and the famous J Sheekey Oyster Bar are all only a few minutes’ walk from your accommodation, so whatever your tastes, there’s always something good to eat.
Take in a show
Of course, no visit to Covent Garden would be quite complete without a trip to the theatre. On any given night of the week, the likes of the Royal Opera House, The Lyceum, and the Noel Coward theatre play host to everything from award-winning musicals like The Lion King to classics such as Death Of A Salesman, so again, there’s something to suit your mood, whatever it may be.
Remember to book in advance
Whether you’re planning to enjoy a three course meal and a serious play or a few nibbles before a musical, it often pays to book in advance. As one of the most popular areas of London, many shows and restaurants often get booked up pretty quickly, so call ahead to get your tickets and reservations before your big night out.