- Tube Station Facilities
- Piccadilly line
The fact that you have to take an elevator to get out of the station is really inconvenient.
As well the entrance is so small that it easily queues up. You don't want to stand in line to get into the station, then stand in line to get into the elevator, then stand in line to get out of the elevator and finally stand in line to get into the tube.
People are talking about free WiFi... well,...more
Grrrr...stepping out of Covent Garden station is great. Stepping into it is pretty dreadful. The lifts down to the platform create a natural bottleneck, slowing people down and causing groups to converge at the end of the platform. The platform itself it hot. Very hot. Hotter than other stations.
In an effort to make the experience at Covent Garden less miserable, it's been selected as one of...more
Small station. Has an elevator... or you can climb the 196 steps. Ready? Go!
Congratulations. You have now entered stair hell.
Note- If you can do the Russell Square steps (advertised as 175 steps, but I regularly take them and there's at least 20 more), then you can probably do the Covent Garden ones. (Russell Square has 2 sets of 20, 8 spiral sets of 17, and a straight case of 5, then 16.)...more
I love Covent Garden! I do not love the station.
It's oddly shaped as you have to take a lift down to the platforms so one side is the exit and the other around the corner is the entrance. For some reason there are consistent 'works' going on at this corner and usually there will be hoards of tourists (usually whole school groups) just standing there. Right in the way. For no apparent...more
For the sake of variety and general physical wellbeing I have subsequently used the lifts provided at this station and found it most satisfactory. Top notch stationing with all the frills. But again, to reiterate: don't do the stairs or they will do you.more