In the central piazza from where the district takes its name, street-performers juggle alongside market stalls and grand flagship stores.
Slightly away from the bustle, the Opera House, theatres and restaurants are clustered in cultural oases. Here, slick-suited locals mingle with tribes of tourists in the capital’s most upbeat, energetic retail neighbourhood.
Covent Garden is truly a place to idle away the hours. Go there, get lost and discover somewhere uniquely atmospheric.View all Covent Garden spaces
Colourfield are the new kids on the block but our neighbors are welcoming. It's always busy here but doesn't feel hectic.
Mya, Manager, Colourfield Company
We're on Earlham street. It's one of these streets that locals know about but that tourists will pass through randomly on their way to Covent Garden.
I used to come to Slam City when I was younger at the Neal's Yard store. Now it's moved but only round the corner, and I'm here every day.
Josh, Slam City Skates