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Covent Garden

Covent Garden, London WC2E, England (Covent Garden)
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Ranked #78 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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Budapest, Hungary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It would be great if we could sit down and have a little rest and some food but it was really crowded. But the architecture, the atmosphere was nice...

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Girona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I came here with my girlfriend and found it amazing... We came here with our chilndren and they (and us) enjoyed it very much again... Street performances, indoor musicians, terraces, shopping... we love this place.

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San Clemente, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We ate lunch here before a matinee of "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." it was crowded when we got there but became so crowded we got out. The street entertainers were so so, as was the stuff for sale. it was okay.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

A great place to walk around and see all sorts of different people and things. Fantastic little shops and fun street performers. I must mention I went on a Wednesday and it was a bit crowded - so don't go assuming you'll find a place to sit

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We hopped off the bus to go to Covent Garden and found it to be another shopping area with some buskers performing like they do wherever tourists happen to be. Honestly, we may have missed something special but didn't find it to be that much of an attraction.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is what London is all about for me, street entertainers are great for young and old alike. The speciality shops offer a great range of exclusive gifts ( I love the Casio shop for limited edition G shock watches) Have a drink in the Punch and Judy pub, the cellar bar is great with good traditional pub food or... More

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Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Like it was created by an artist! Colorful, musical and very tasty, you could probably find everything you want at covent garden. Restaurants, shops, street performances, old&new come together, we certainly enjoyed our time there - don't miss it for the world .

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This was my favourite part of London. I love the atmosphere. Its has just got such a nice feel about it. Awesome.

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Covent Garden twice last week with our English friends while we were staying in London Aug 16-22 at a hotel nearby. I did find some stylish and comfortable black flat shoes at Kurt Geiger shoe store, bought a few bath products at Crabtree & Evelyn, had a coffee at an intensely busy Starbucks after waiting... More

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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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