Home to half of London’s West End theatres
Our wholly-owned holdings, extending to 4.8 acres, are principally centred on Seven Dials in north Covent Garden, close to Leicester Square and the Tottenham Court Road transport hub. They also include the Coliseum and Opera Quarter restaurant districts, in east and west Covent Garden. Annual footfall in Seven Dials alone is estimated at over 30 million people. This location also includes 1.9 acres, close to Leicester Square, held by the Longmartin joint venture, in which we own 50%.
Seven Dials encompasses a seventeenth-century network of streets, courtyards and buildings radiating from the central sundial monument. The area brings together a rich mix of individual boutiques, heritage brands, quality British labels and a diverse selection of food and leisure choices including bustling European style cafes and bars, five-star brasseries, restaurants and traditional English pubs.
The Opera Quarter is adjacent to Covent Garden Piazza and the Royal Opera House, from which it takes its name. A vibrant restaurant district, with seven major theatres providing 9,500 seats in the immediate vicinity and five major hotels close by.
Our Coliseum holdings are predominantly restaurants, located mainly around St. Martin’s Lane, Cranbourn Street and New Row. The area is surrounded by a cluster of theatres, cinemas, galleries and museums attracting large visitor numbers.
The Yards Covent Garden
The Yards is Covent Garden’s newest retail and leisure destination. Our joint venture holdings encompass the island site of almost two acres bounded by Long Acre, Upper St Martin’s Lane, Shelton Street and Mercer Street. The flagships, international brands and independent labels are complimented by it restaurants as well as a day spa, yoga studio and flower academy.