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Covent Garden

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Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E, England
Phone Number: 020 7240 9731
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Drinking
Description: Filled with restaurants, bars, markets and boutiques, London's premier...
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.
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I had not been to Covent Garden before so I was a little excited to say the least. We walked from the Strand up into it and on route came across the Penhalligon's perfume shop. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Is a good tourist attraction to walk through with some good street entertainers. Some one off shops are now replaced by high end designers which is a shame

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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I had not been to Covent Garden before so I was a little excited to say the least. We walked from the Strand up into it and on route came across the Penhalligon's perfume shop. It was heaven, if you have not been, go. So English and so everyone, delightful staff and a sale on too! The after we found... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Covent Garden is a hive of energy. Performers entertain the crowds. Shops line the square, and inside there is a eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants and shops. You can linger for hours or stroll through in minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

There is always some type of entertainment and always worth a look even just for the buzz of the atmosphere alone not to mention the many bars and restaurants

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Visited twice with the wife. The first time we went, none of the shops had opened. The second time, we went later in the day, but there still wasn't much to see. There were a few people putting on shows in the open areas, but to be honest, they weren't very entertaining. We stayed in The Savoy so we often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Covent Garden is one of the most amazing areas in London. The market area is quite vibrant with street vendors and plenty of restaurant options. There are buskers all around performing various artistic shows. It is definitely worth heading over to Covent Garden for a few hours in the early evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

There's nowhere better than sitting in Covent Garden with a lovely glass of wine watching everyone enjoying themselves. Visit the market stalls in the old Apple Market and treat yourself to something special from the wide range of crafts on sale. When you're fed and watered wander along the local streets and enjoy the buildings, theaters and the Opera House... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Have a little bit of English in you? Then, this is the place for you to go. Those pretty british cafes, drinking places, market halls, flea markets....Pizza places, fish and chips, and those really fancy restaurants. I miss hanging out in Convent gardens the most. In London, this is something you should never miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I have decided to go to Covent Garden to experience the festive ambiance. I really enjoyed it. It was busy & bustling with tourists but is a great place to shop, have a hot drink, lunch, dinner etc & to just watch the world go by. A recommended place in London for taking a short break after travelling to so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Dining, shopping, and people watching in historic Covent Garden Market. There's a Jamie Oliver bistro inside the Market and street performers on the square. The Maple Leaf Bar is a couple of blocks away if you need your Sleeman's fix.

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Address: Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E, England
Phone Number: 020 7240 9731
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Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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