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Covent Garden

Covent Garden, London WC2E, England (Covent Garden)
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Ranked #79 of 1,100 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Drinking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Filled with restaurants, bars, markets and boutiques, London's premier tourist center offers fabulous shopping by day, and the destination of... more » Owner description: Filled with restaurants, bars, markets and boutiques, London's premier tourist center offers fabulous shopping by day, and the destination of theatergoers and patrons of the Royal Opera House by night. « less
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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

YOU HAVE TO GO HERE! It's a perfect place for lunch or dinner. There are so many wonderful food choices, some more pricier than others, BUT it's such a fun vibe! Give yourself the morning to shop and look around, and then stay for lunch! You won't regret it! Children might not enjoy this, so I would say its better... More

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Visited Covent Garden in May 2014. Enjoyed our afternoon strolling around, from vintage to new, there was a bit of something for everyone. Restaurants, outdoor food stalls, entertainment. We chose a selection from several of the outdoor food stalls, food great; but couldnt find any seating. Shame. Loved the Covent Garden Opera House and all the ballet paraphanalia. No fee... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The charming market stalls offer all kinds of wonderful finds from Vintage treasures to newly made crafts. Especially happy with our alternative vintage 'lucky coin' gifts for my Godchildren bought from the very lovely Whitstable and surprise 'free gift' from the very generous Malcom and lovely Valerie meant a lot to meet complete strangers who are genuinely lovely people on... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Much has changed since the fruit and vegetable market was relocated from here back in the 1970s. Now it is a major tourist destination with plenty of shops and restaurants. But, it is still a residential area and several modern and expensive developments have been undertaken to capitalise on the great, central location

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I'm never disappointed when I visit Covent Garden. I love the whole atmosphere. The stalls are interesting with reasonably priced gifts that cannot be found on the highstreet and then there is the varied street entertainment. A great place to while away an hour or two.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

what a wonderful place for shopping and eating or even just sitting down and people watching but you do need to go to the Laduree bakery its amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Reminded me a lot of Fanneuil Hall market in Boston. Mix of local shops and chain stores. Plenty of options to eat and spend your money on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I'm not going to try to review the whole Covent Garden experience although there is, of course, plenty here with all the shops, restaurants and street entertainers (mobile and static!). No I just wish to draw attention to the antique market. There are few enough of these today and this is a big one and a most varied one. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Did not get to spend d as much time as we would have liked here. Bought macarons for gifts from Laduree bakery, and finally got the crepes my Granddaughter had been wanting since we did not have any in Paris. Musicians, entertainment, a great place for people watching! Lots of places for good food besides the Creperie.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Apart from the usual things to see at Covent Garden I found the Moleskin shop. If you like Moleskin...and of course I do then what a nice little shop to go in. They do some bespoke pens and beautiful bags and gadgets, brilliant. You can't go down to CG without looking in Ted Baker as well and their store is... More

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