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Covent Garden

This former market is now an area popular for shopping, eating and watching the varied street performers.

Nearby Attractions

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St-Martin's-in-the-Fields
St Martin's-in-the-fields is a stunning Georgian church located off Trafalgar square.
Bloom Perfumes
Perfume located in the vibrant area of Covent Garden. Run by the delightful Oksana, who only stocks niche independent labels meaning that she can focus on the quality of scent and not simply the branding.
Turner's The Fighting Temeraire
The National Gallery houses several of Turner's larger than life paintings of seascapes and storms.
Van Gogh's Sunflowers
One of the National Gallery's 30 Must See Paintings, Van Gogh's Sunflowers is only one of his numerous paintings on display.
Caravaggio's Salome Receives the Head of John the Baptist
Caravaggio's is known as one of the masters of chiaroscuro techniques to capture the emotion of his subjects.
Canaletto's A Regatta on the Grand Canal
Canaletto's numerous, highly detailed works are on display throughout the world, with several on display at The National Gallery.

Related Tours

Covent Garden Private Tour
Covent Garden is an absolute must-see on any trip to London- from its musicians, dancers, and comedians, to its cobbled streets, and quirky gift shops. 

  • Experience the buzz of Covent Garden’s non-stop street performances. 
  • Wander through the historic market, full to the brim with interesting knick-knacks. 
  • Unearth the hidden treasures within one of London's most beloved neighbourhoods.
  • Walk through cobbled squares, through leafy churchyards and down quaint alleyways
  • Discover the neighbourhood's tucked-away boutiques, bookshops and curiosities.
Covent Garden is revered for its exuberant ambience, beautiful architecture and plethora of world class theatres. In the daytime, street performers line the main thoroughfares, musicians echo across the piazza and shopaholics traverse the multitude of boutiques. By night theatre goers fill the pubs, restaurants and bars in wait for the evening show. 
The Heart of London: Iconic Squares and Royal Streets
  • Admire Trafalgar Square, named after Britain’s most famous Naval victory.
  • View the stunning St-Martins-in-the-Fields, the gorgeous Georgian church on the North-West of Trafalgar Square.
  • Explore Covent Garden, the former market is now which is now famous for its varied street performers.
  • Visit Piccadilly Circus, an iconic hub of the city, which always has a vibrant atmosphere.
  • Marvel at the London home of the British Royal family, an essential part of British history.
  • Spend an hour in the National Gallery, or discuss your plan for your London trip over a coffee.

This area of central London is one of the most exciting and vibrant parts of the city. It is steeped in history and includes Trafalgar square which is dedicated to Britain’s famous victory over the French and Spanish fleets at Trafalgar. You will explore this area at your own pace and your guide will discuss the history of this famous battle. Your guide will introduce you to Horatio Nelson, the British commander who died during the battle and has a towering column dedicated to him in the centre of the square. The Amba Charing Cross hotel is located around 3 minutes from here. This establishment has an interesting history and it is rumoured that Jack the Ripper even stayed here as evidence suggests he left behind a mysterious black bag which the police tried to identify him by. It also suffered from heavy German bombing during world war two which meant the whole set of top floors had to be rebuilt.

Next you will see the St-Martins-in-the-Fields, the stunning Georgian church built with a neoclassical design. You will explore the bustling hubs of Piccadilly circus and Covent garden, walking past some of the world famous theatres of the West End. Next you will walk to Buckingham Palace, the London home of the royal family and one of the most iconic sites in London. Finally, you have the option to visit the National Gallery and view the amazing selection of work on display. Or alternatively you can discuss the best sites and places to visit for the rest of your stay in London with your expert local guide. 
A Day in the Life: Perfume Aficionado (on request only)
Your Experience
 
Nothing can quite whisk you away into a place of joy and serenity like the smell of a heavenly perfume. However, sometimes with the overloading number of brands out there, it can become difficult to differentiate and choose which perfume is for you. We think no one knows you better than yourself, so that is why we are giving you the chance to make your own perfume. Working with a niche independent perfumery in Covent Garden you will have a chance to sample different industry grade perfume bases blended in Grasse (the capital of perfume making) and then combine these scents to make a professional quality perfume as unique as yourself. Whilst becoming a perfumer, you will also learn the theory and science behind perfumes and allow you to sample her favourite scents from all over the world.
 
Your Day with Us

  • Arrive at Bloom Perfumes, a London perfumery that specialises in stocking the best independent, niche, perfumes from across the Globe. Meet an olfactory expert whose passion for perfume is contagious.
  • See and sample the sort of products that Bloom Perfumes stocks while also learning about how perfumes can be separated into different aromas.
  • After learning about the different smells have a chance to blend your very own perfume. Your guide a will walk you through the process and give you tips on how to combine smells, however, if her 7 year-old daughter can do it we are sure you can manage.
  • Once your concoction is completed, bottle it up, think of a name and give it a spray. Importantly remember to write down your formula!
  • Now that you are officially a perfume aficionado, you can bid farewell to the team at Bloom Perfumes and then either waft around central London for the rest of the day, or, if you are feeling particularly proud and spontaneous, take the Eurostar to Paris and show it off to the most particular noses in Europe.

Why Join Us On An Original Experience
 
Our Original Experience will take you beyond sightseeing. Showing you something far more precious, the people behind London’s special culture. We guarantee that after this experience you will have a deeper understanding of the process behind perfume making and a unique and unforgettable experience of London culture.
 
Who is your guide?
 
We work with top professionals who are both experts in their field and intriguing individuals who have lots of stories to share. That is why we have chosen to collaborate with the mastermind behind Bloom Perfumes. Passionate about perfumes she brings together different smells from all over the world to her shop in Covent Garden. 
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