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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
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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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Lovely Afternoon Trip to Covent Garden

Whenever in London, a trip to Covent Garden is always nice. There's a good ambiance with live music, good eateries & some markets to do the 'tourist' browse. Although generally on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whenever in London, a trip to Covent Garden is always nice. There's a good ambiance with live music, good eateries & some markets to do the 'tourist' browse. Although generally on the expensive side, it's always a pleasant sojourn.

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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not just the market but the whole neighborhood. We have fallen in love with this and we will for sure be back. This time we brought our kids (past the teens) and they enjoyed it as much as us.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This very well known place that has a rich history provides an opportunity to be part of the past, for the history buffs. For the avid shopper there is quite a variety of shops of all kinds to satisfy everyone.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time I visit London I make time to visit Covent Garden. I love standing a listening to the singers who perform in the courtyards along with the artists outside. There are upmarket stores to pop into and lot's of places to eat and have coffee. A real chill out location for all.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We all know Covent Garden from "My Fair Lady" - Eliza selling flowers is an iconic vision. Alas, today CG is surrounded by tech stores, boutiques and coffee shops, but the flavor of the old days can still be found in the heart of the market. Don't miss Porter's English Restaurant, less than a block off the Market area, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the Transport Museum to the shops, stalls, street performers and restaurants one can spend hours enjoying this area. It is our favourite place to visit in London

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its over a 190 steps or 14 floors from Covent Garden tube up to the surface, or you could wait for the lift. Lots of great places to eat.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful part of London to be in. We had a great time looking through the shops and paying a quick visit tot he little market. Lots of great restaurants to choose from and it was a nice day to sit outside so we caught the street performer as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

nice place To experience the atmosphere of the ancient market with modern and luxury shops! my favourite are the teashops where you can find many teas, teapots, China! while sipping the latest blends!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Covent Garden is the first place I take visitors to London. Great atmosphere. Just have a wander and watch the amazing street artists. Fab restaurants and shops and of course Theatreland.

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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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