Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The unexpected charms of Soho and Covent Garden

Soho is only a 20-minute walk or 15-minute tube journey from Presidential Marylebone Mayfair. Way back, in the mid-19th century, it is known for its disreputable nature, the streets are filled with music halls, prostitutes, and theatre. Nowadays, it is still the heart of London’s gay and lesbian scene.
However, the Covent Garden has a less salacious history as compared to Soho. Covent Garden is mostly known for its fruit and vegetable market that stood from 1600s up until 1974. Today, the beautiful square is more on shopping, eating, and famous street performers.
Spend cash? Window shopping? Covent Gardens and Soho are the best places to fit your shopping experience.Book your stay at Serviced Apartments Central London just few minutes travel to Soho. Soho’s main shopping area includes Camaby Street, where it is known for old retro style boutique shopping.  It is a walking distance from Regent Street and is home to different shops including: Hamley – London’s oldest toy shop; Liberty – for beauty, fashion, accessories, homewares and antique furniture.
Covent Garden has a Market Piazza, which sells different goods, from fashion to furniture. It is a great place for tourists’ to find something unique. St. Martin’s Courtyard is also a place where tourists’ can enjoy open air shopping; it is a home to increasing number of international design brands and a great place for relaxing.
Central London also has to offer a variety of cultural sites including museums and galleries. One of which is the London Transport Museum located in Covent Garden, it explains London’s transportation system for the last 200 years. The Royal Academy of Arts where world-class exhibitions are found. Trafalgar Square – a home for famous Nelson’s Columns. These are only some of the well-known museums and galleries that London has.
Soho’s include Her Majesty’s Theatre and Soho’s Theatre which specialises theatre, comedy, and cabaret. Somerset House hosts a spectacular open air cinema for a great movie experience to remember. Leicester Square is a place to catch premiers and spot celebrity on red carpet. Covent Garden is a home to the world’s famous Royal Opera House which is one of the world’s leading opera companies; it is also home to Royal Ballets – Britain’s largest ballet company, it can easily visited from Serviced Apartments Mayfair.
Soho is a jam-packed full of bars and clubs. The famous venue for tourists’ nightlife experience includes Ronnie Scott – it is well-known for its jazz nights; Kettner Champagne Bar, and Hawksmoore 7 Dials for cocktails. Casinos are included for tourists’ entertainment. The most visited casinos are: The Hippodrome Casino, Casino at the Empire and G Casino.

Soho and Covent Garden are a very good place to visit because it’s like a one-stop-shop where all the amenities and attractions that tourists find in a place are just within a reach.  

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