28 September 2018



Things To Do In London Covent Garden                     

With its attractive amenities, live entertainment and lively atmosphere, we would defy anyone not to love Covent Garden WC2, an area of London between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane. A well-known pleasure district for many centuries, today's Convent Garden in London's dazzling West End is served by the Charing Cross tube station, Leicester Square tube station and Holborn tube station. Therefore, when you are looking to book a London escort near Covent Garden, your choices of models are plenty. From the Royal Opera House, retail attractions of Long Acre, to the quaint boutiques of Neal's Yard and Monmouth Street, and the many smart restaurants of Seven Dials, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the possibilities of things to do with your Covent Garden escort.

The history of Covent Garden is a fascinating one too. In Roman times, Covent Garden was part of a route in Strand called Silchester. Excavations in St Martin-in-the-fields in 2006 reveals a Roman grave site of importance, as well as a trading town called Lundenwic which stretched from Trafagar Square to Aldwych- suggesting Covent Garden's significance in Roman London, or Londinium. However, after Alfred the Great's time, Covent Garden remained fields, walled off for use as arable lands by Westminster Abbey. Then in 1540, after the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Henry VIII took the lands belonging to Westminster Abbey, including Covent Garden (then known as the Garden of Abbey and Convent) before granting it to the first Earl of Bedford, John Russell. The Russell family held Covent Garden from 1552 to 1918, and was instrumental to its development. The 4th Earl of Bedford commissioned Inigo Jones to build beautiful houses and the Italian style square along what is now the church of St.Pauls; later on, open air fruit and vegetable markets were added to expand the fashionable south side of Covent Garden. But by the 18th Century, Covent Garden became a centre of vice, and An Act of Parliament was drawn up to regulate the area's drinking and prostitution. Charles Fowler's neo-classical building was built during this time, as was the Floral Hall, Charter Market and later on in 1904 the Jubilee Market. The cluster of cafes, boutiques and craft Apple market that you see today was the result of the central building in Covent Garden square being re-opened as a shopping centre in 1980.

Some of the main attractions of Covent Garden today, and which are highly recommended for a visit with your London escort, are The Royal Opera House (constructed in 1732 and presented Handel's operas in 1735) at Bow Street WC2E 9DD, the Covent Garden Piazza which has many street performers with acrobatics and comedy (something that Samuel Pepys noted in his 1662 diary), the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane (owned by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber since 2008 and which once saw performances by Nell Gwyn and Charles Hart in the 17th Century before being destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1672) at Catherine Street WC2B 5JF and The London Transport Museum at Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB. The best retail can be found around the piazza of Covent Garden such as the Chanel popup store at WC2E 8RF, Burberry Brit at 41 - 42 King Street WC2E 8JS, Aspinal at 34, Long Acre WC2E, Jo Malone at 10-11 King Street WC2E 8HN and Paul Smith on 40-44 Floral Street WC2E 9DG. Long Acre, which is a long stretch of retail venues from Drury Lane to Leicester Square should also satisfy a craving for shopping.

Anyone who enjoys the company of a beautiful London escort will also desire some time alone to get to know her better. Luckily, for the client in Covent Garden, there are many fantastic bars and restaurants to take their escort to for a refreshing drink and meal. Covent Garden has many pubs which is part of the real ale CAMRAS's National inventory; The Harp in 47 Chandos Place, WC2N 4HS, is voted National Pub of the Year by CAMRA in 2011. Hawksmoor Seven Dials at 11 Langley Street, WC2H 9JJ, is a fantastic choice for sirloin steak, ribeyes and an impressive wine list to last through the meal. Another stylist venue for both drinks and food would be Brasserie Max at the Covent Garden Hotel on 10 Monmouth Street, WC2H 9HB. For a substantial dinner that should replenish your energy for more fun, don't deny yourself the pleasure of Rules at 35 Maiden Lane WC2E 7LB, Kopapa (by Peter Gordon of Providores fame) at 32-34 Monmouth Street WC2H 9HA, Delhi's gem in London Moti Mahal at 45 Great Queen Street WC2B 5AA, and Opera Tavern (one of the best London tapas eats) on 23 Catherine Street, WC2B 5JS.


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