Comfortable guest rooms at this great hotel near Covent Garden all come with private bathrooms, flat screen televisions, coffee and tea making facilities and air conditioning. Enjoy free internet in the lobby, around the clock room service and a warm and attentive service from the friendly staff. If you’re travelling on business, this Secret Hotel is an excellent choice with a wealth of top class facilities and services including audio/visual equipment, conference rooms and translation services.
Basing yourself in Covent Garden will mean you are in walking distance of many of central London’s main attractions. Covent Garden itself is a shopping haven with a mixture of high street, boutique and luxury brands. It is also home to the critically acclaimed Ivy restaurant, which opened it’s doors in 1917 and most recently won the Moet and Chandon London Restaurant Award for excellence. Enjoy culinary delights such as slow cooked pork belly and thai-baked sea bass for a pre or post theatre meal.
For evening entertainment, look no further than booking tickets to see a show in the West End. The Royal Opera house has spectacular ballet and musical productions but if you’re travelling with children something a little light hearted might be in order, such as the new Matilda spectacle or everyone’s favourite Grease. For romantic cocktails or somewhere chic to meet up with friends, check out The Foundation Bar, where the drinks come in jam jars and there’s a daily happy hour. Freud Bar is another good choice, serving classic drinks and a good chance of bagging some seating.
Central London is full of museums and art galleries and with free entry across all the major ones, you’ll just have to decide which ones to visit. The National Portrait Gallery showcases famous faces from Henry VIII to The Beatles where as the Tate Modern often has more ‘imposing’ works, with the main entrance hall playing host to modern installations such as a giant spider and a huge crack in the floor. If you’re visiting at the weekend with children, be sure to check out the Open Studio which lets kids play, create and experiment with new ideas.
With Covent Garden just minutes away from the River Thames, why not book a romantic Thames cruise for you and your loved one. Nibble on canapes and sip champagne or opt for the three course dinner, as you sail down the heart of London and take in the spectacular night time views.