Covent Garden is definitely a trendy and modern destination for shopping and dining in London. Despite this, its past remains embedded in the cobbled square and the arches of the Market Building and it remains one of the most popular areas of London for tourists, especially families.
Easy to discover walking, also with the stroller, thanks to a large pedestrian area, the proximity of the metro station, Covent Garden offers many attractions even for the little ones: museums, toy shops, street artists…
To visit London with children, staying in Covent Garden is definitely a great idea: if you want, you can focus only on this area by moving on foot, otherwise with a few tube stops you will have all the major attractions at your fingertips.
The Nadler Covent Garden: our “home” in London
Nadler Hotels is a small UK-based hotel chain that offers high-quality hotels in central locations. In 2013, with a baby-Sissi, we stayed in the hotel located in Kensington area: this time we chose Covent Garden, where the last hotel of the chain is located, opened in 2019.
The Nadler Covent Garden overlooks part of the famous Strand. In a few steps you can reach Charing stations Cross, Leicester Square, Covent Garden or Embankment. The location is really great: you can walk to Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace or Southbank and its cultural venues through Waterloo Bridge.
The reception of The Nadler Covent Garden welcomes you with a minimal design and with a warm, competent staff, who immediately make you feel at home. Access from the street is always secure, with a dual key system and key-access to elevators, although the front desk has 24-hour staff.
The design of the rooms is minimal and tasteful, in shades of gray with accents of burgundy red and blue in the artwork and cushions. The lighting is soft, really relaxing. The furnishings are handmade in west London, while the fabrics are made on the Scottish island of Bute.
57 rooms are arranged on four levels, available in four types: Double Standard (15.5 sqm), King (17.5 sqm), Superior (22 sqm) and Junior Suite (27 sqm). All the rooms, despite the busy streets, are perfectly soundproof (and, believe me, in central London the noise can be such that you won’t sleep!)
Our Superior room has a large and well-equipped closet and also a small kitchenette, with a comfortable table for both work and to eat something. This kitchenette, considering that the hotel does not serve breakfast and don’t have restaurant, is really convenient: just buy something in the many local/bars in the area to have a comfortable breakfast, rich and without schedules. This also applies to the evening, when perhaps young children need their milk or a quiet meal. The bathroom is large and comfortable, with high quality accessories and excellent toiletries.
We liked many small details, which are really useful: European and British power outlets and USB plugs, the possibility to order different types of pillows, for example in memory foam or antiallergic, the Smart TV that allows you to stream content from your smartphone or tablet (so your kids will be able to see your favorite programs in your language!), the Brita filter (do you know that in London bottle water can be quite expensive?!), the high-end GHD hairdryer.