Covent Garden is famous for its shops, street performers, bars, restaurants, theatres, the Royal Opera House and the bustling Seven Dials area. An Italian-style piazza surrounded by theatre land in the heart of London's West End was the site of a flower, fruit and vegetable market from the 1500s until 1974. At the heart of the Covent Garden piazza is the famous market, designed in 1632 by Inigo Jones. The large glass covered building comprises several arcades of fashionable boutiques, cafés and arts and crafts.
To get to Covent Garden from Flemings Mayfair Hotel and Apartments take the Piccadilly Underground Line three stops east to Covent Garden. Alternatively, walk east along Piccadilly, through Leicester Square and follow the road and signs to Covent Garden, about 20 minutes' walk.