Afternoon Tea in Covent Garden
By Jane Venables
There is something really special about Covent Garden, making it one of the most popular destinations in central London. The area is a veritable melting pot of different people from all over the world and its cosmopolitan ambience is most definitely one of its best charms.
When thinking of Covent Garden, the area’s main Piazza always springs to mind, home to the former flower market, it is now a hub of entertainment and shopping, filled with a good mix of high street and independent boutiques as well as a delightful artisan market.
Numerous cafes, bars and restaurants are found here, with countless tables and chairs placed al fresco around the Piazza. On a sunny day the place is buzzing with people enjoying a drink or a bite to eat on the sunshine, whilst families form an orderly queue outside the London Transport Museum, located in one corner of the Piazza.
Covent Garden is at the very heart of London’s West End and is home to many of the capital’s biggest theatres. The Royal Opera House is one of Covent Garden’s most prized possessions, a magnificent venue which plays host to some of the finest opera and ballet productions in the world. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, performed at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane has become one of the must see shows in London and the brilliant One Aldwych Hotel is offering a superb Charlie inspired afternoon tea, perfect for a pre-show bite to eat with the family.
Some of London’s finest hotels are found within Covent Garden providing the ideal base from which to enjoy this thriving and vibrant area. The Waldorf Hotel is one of the areas’ finest as is The Savoy and both serve a very refined and decadent afternoon tea, perfect for a relaxing afternoon in Covent Garden. Other superb afternoon teas in the area include the Kingsway Hall Hotel and the Strand Palace Hotel.
Trafalgar Square is perched on the fringes of Covent Garden, an iconic London landmark and also home to the famous National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in both venues and for stunning views over Trafalgar Square and beyond, try the superb afternoon tea at Vista on the rooftops of the Trafalgar Hotel.
There is so much to see and do in Covent Garden, which is why it is one of the most popular and vibrant destinations in London. And of course – there are many wonderful afternoon teas to be enjoyed there too which makes it even better in our books!
Take a look at all our Covent Garden afternoon tea venues.