|Type:||Transport for London
The station was opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway in 1907 (a few months after the rest of the line opened)  with a standard ground level Leslie Green designed station building.
Unlike most stations in the central section of the London Underground Covent Garden does not have escalators. The platforms are reached via lifts or stairs (for the fit/foolhardy - there are 193 steps!) Because of this the station is often overcrowded and on Saturday afternoons becomes exit only.
Interestingly the 0.16 mile journey from Leicester Square to Covent Garden with a Zone 1 fare (at time of writing £4.90) works out at over £30 per mile, one of the most expensive railway journeys in the country!
|A Piccadilly Line 73ts train waits to depart|
|The station name is displayed on the tile wall of the platform|
 Desmond F. Croome, The Piccadilly Line (Capital Transport, 1998) p. 11
 Jason Cross, London Underground Guide 2017 (Train Crazy, 2017) p. 113