Covent Garden, in the vicinity of the Regency House Hotel, lies in London’s eastern fringe of the West End, between Drury Land and St Martin’s Lane. Formerly home to the central square’s fresh produce market, it is a vibrant tourist destination full of shopping and entertainment options. There are many premium restaurants, bars, and hotels near Covent Garden, and it also has plenty of romantic attractions for couples...
Royal Opera House
The home of the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House was originally built in 1732. The first ballet was presented there in 1734, and in 1735 Handel’s first season of operas commenced. The current building dates from after 1858, as the original was destroyed by fire.
One of the world’s most romantic operas, Carmen, is showing at the Royal Opera House, until November 30th 2015. This world favourite opera was completes in 1875 and has since become that most performed in the world to date.
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
A night at the theatre can be incredibly romantic, and the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane is London’s oldest theatre site still in use, dating from first performance in 1663. The current building dates from 1812, and it is said to be amongst the world’s most haunted theatres (and what is more romantic than a ghost?).
This smart-casual dining restaurant in Covent Garden takes romance to the next level, with its wood panelled restaurant and conservatory. Fairy lights, open fire, candles, and white blossoms add softness to the atmosphere in which French-inspired cuisine is offered. There is both an a la carte menu and also a pre-theatre menu which are certain to impress – Clos Maggiore is regularly votes as London’s most romantic restaurant. And what could be more romantic than Provence in the heart of London?
The oldest French restaurant in London, Mon Plaisir is comprised of four eclectic rooms, each with their own unique atmosphere. The original dining room remains unchanged since the restaurant opened its doors more than half a century ago, while the other spaces conjure the decadence of France in the 1940’s. The menu is classical French, the wine list is exclusively French, and the famous bar was transported directly from a Lyonnais brothel. Voila!
There are so many other options, these are just a taste of romantic places to go that are just a stroll from hotels near Oxford Street and Covent Garden. What romantic experiences have you enjoyed in this part of London?