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Covent Garden has been transformed into a world-class retail destination, welcoming over 40 million customer visits a year and 140 new brands since 2006.

With retailers including Apple, Burberry, Tom Ford, Cheaney Shoes and Petersham Nurseries, the area boasts a unique blend of global, British and independent brands curated to satisfy every shopping need in London.

Over 25 standalone beauty and fragrance boutiques form ‘The Beauty Quarter’ at Covent Garden. Tom Ford and Africology recently opened in the Market Building joining premium standalone beauty boutiques from Chanel and Dior.

Capco continues to strengthen the offering of gifting and luxury accessories at the Royal Opera House Arcade with leading travel accessory brand Tumi joining the line-up of premium retailers including Europe’s leading Swiss watch retailer Bucherer, Mulberry and British cashmere brand N.Peal.

The repositioning of Floral Street as a fashion and lifestyle destination is underway. British heritage sportswear brand, Kent & Curwen, opened its first concept store under the partnership of creative director Daniel Kearns and business partner David Beckham at 12 Floral Street. In addition, multi-brand concept store, The Shop at Bluebird, has opened in Carriage Hall. Petersham Nurseries opened its retail space at Floral Court, offering handpicked collections of homeware, furniture and gifts.

The successful transformation of Henrietta Street has established a new menswear and dining destination in London. Australian eyewear brand, Bailey Nelson, opened its only UK store on Henrietta Street joining Cheaney Shoes, Fred Perry and Oliver Sweeney. The stores complement the community of independent, British and global brands, representing the finest aspects of men’s retail, alongside high quality dining concepts on the street.

“Covent Garden is calling, Kent & Curwen the contemporary brand part-owned by David Beckham… is planning to open its first new-generation shop on Floral Street.” WWD 2017

“London’s CG is brimming with ever more beauty brands as the neighbourhood – especially the heritage covered market building and its surrounding piazza – becomes a haven of premium labels.” WWD 2017

Explore Covent Garden

Restaurants

Retail

Capco has driven a transformation of Covent Garden's dining by welcoming a host of destination restaurants to the estate, many of which have been 'UK firsts'.

History

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In the 17th and 18th centuries, Covent Garden's coffee houses became popular in literary circles, attracting writers such as Samuel Pepys, John Dryden, Jonathan Swift and Samuel Johnson.