Covent Garden is a district of Westminster, in Greater London, situated on the eastern fringes of the West End. It was named in reference of the Abbey of Westminster as the land belonged to the monument and was used as a vegetable garden before becoming a market place. This dynamic area is a cultural and commercial district which offers a unique experience to its visitors thanks to its upscale shops, its large range of trendy bars, fine restaurants and fashionable cafés but also thanks to its street artists, its iconic buildings and its popular markets. All these elements led the buzzing city of Covent Garden to become an architectural masterpiece which attracts travelers from all over the world. Besides, Covent Garden is one of London's hottest shopping destination which welcomes a blend of global brands, from Apple to Channel, alongside independent retailers. This world-class destination has everything to seduce you.
Since 2011, the property prices have risen by 29% in the United Kingdom and particularly in London, where prices reached a high record . According to UBS, the Swiss banking industry heavyweight, the risk of a housing bubble is high.
Therefore, in order to stop the price boom, the British government proposed solutions in its real-estate white paper of February 2017.
Besides, because of Brexit, the country may have a lower growth compared to the past years, with a loss of purchasing power for UK residents and a potential inflation rise. This phenomenon may have an impact on housing prices which may increase more slowly in London and which may favour foreign buyers.
Even if the United Kingdom is well-known for its rainy days and its unfavourable climate between October and April, you could benefit from a more affordable trip to London as hotels are less expensive during this period. However, it can be an unforgettable experience to visit London covered in a light layer of snow.
If you prefer visiting London in suitable weather conditions, it is better to favour the period from May to September. You will be able to enjoy discovery and entertainment thanks to longer sunny days as there are many festivals and cultural attractions which take place during this period, such as the Queen Elizabeth II's birthday.
The summer season of July and August is the most crowded one but it is a better guarantee of good weather conditions. Besides, there are various events which are organized during summer, such as the Championship Wimbledon. Nevertheless, as London attracts many tourists during this period of the year, you will have to foresee a travel budget more substantial and a longer time spent in queuing.
Known as the "Actor's Church" because of its long association with the theater community, the beautiful St Paul's Church was built in 1633 by Inigo Jones in the heart of theaterland. Benches in the splendid churchyard make it a popular and peaceful spot for families, friends and travelers to enjoy a quiet moment during a summer break. It's a welcome refuge of tranquility away from the busy streets of Covent Garden. In addition to worships and mass services, the landmark regularly welcomes concerts as well as literary and theatrical events.
The Covent Garden Piazza is the most attractive covered market in London, which nowadays offers novelty items. However, since 1974, it has been London's fruits and vegetables wholesale market which welcomed shoppers among the quaint old arcades. The fruit and vegetable market has now moved to the New Covent Garden Flower Market in Bermondsey. Walk through the eclectic market stalls of the Piazza, visitors will find everything they need among a large variety of quality goods: antiques, craft items, pictures and handmade clothing.
Built in 1812, this magnificent theater is the oldest one in Drury Lane. It perfectly succeeded in keeping its charm and elegance. This historic theater has host some of Covent Garden's biggest and most elaborate productions, from the 1946 London debut of Oklahoma to the decade-long success of Miss Saigon and the premiere of the San Mendes-directed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It was upon its stage of the actress and royal mistress Nell Gwyn first caught the eye of King Charles II.
London is the capital and the largest city in the United Kingdom. In addition to being an important economic, financial and artistic center in the world, London is renowned for being one of the most beautiful cities on the planet, but also one of the most diversified in terms of population.
London is also a city of history and includes many historic buildings, which today have left a very important residential housing stock.
Georgian house, luxury apartment and luxury condo, have made of London one of the most prestigious and most expensive cities in the world. The London climate perfectly symbolizes the oceanic climate, including regular rainfall throughout the year and a very limited amount of sunshin...