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Covent Garden

Covent Garden, London WC2E, England (Covent Garden)
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Ranked #72 of 1,084 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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

With the shops, restaurants, street entertainers and the general hussle and bussle; it is a really good place to visit.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Really a very lovely place to visit, great food, good stores, with free music and a multicultural environment.

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

As you approach Covent Garden market, the appearance seems to take one back a century or more. Once inside, you have a choice of dozens of beautiful, modern shops and eateries. Goods are well presented and seem of good quality. Nothing is cheap. The area surrounding the market is also a nice place to walk and find a quiet meal.... More

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I'm not a Londoner but having a direct train into the centre I go as much as I can and when I do covent garden is always a must. Loads of restaurants to choose from and a fair few shops. The street artists are of the highest quality, worth stopping and watching. You never know what you might see!

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Boulder, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We walked to Covent Garden from our hotel. Very nicely done with live entertainment throughout the day. Not your typical hacks, but professionally trained singers and dancers who definitely earn any money you put in their hat. Great little shops and restaurants.

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surrey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We came down here for the market which was lovely and unique. The arts and craft stalls had variety but I did not like the commercialism that has appeared in the market selling tourist souvenirs. Nevertheless it was a nice hour or so spent here in the outdoor market and the beautiful shops in the alleyways which give a flavour... More

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Aurora
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

When you hear that the Covent Garden tube stop drops you off in the middle of Covent Garden---it's no exaggeration! The convenience of stepping off the tube right into the heart of one of the prettiest shopping/dining destinations can't be beat. There are performers on certain days, strolling the beautiful streets---which go on forever with one great cafe, restaurant after... More

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Queenstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

You can find most anything here thats unusual, useful, eclectic: beautiful woolen goods from Scotland to exquisite jewelry ..But what is also fun is the people watching: nannies wheeling their babies in prams, business people hurrying to get a quick lunch in one of the many interesting stalls here for food, tourists looking bargains, locals being social to one another..Its... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Covent Garden is a great place to visit all year long, with numerous restaurants, cafés, shops ans street performers, but the place was especially beautiful around Christmas, with a huge tree, deer and thousands of tiny lights. While the place was totally packed (which might be a bit overwhelming for younger kids), it was a great experience. Highly recommended!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was looking forward to going to covent garden as I had not been for many years, I was a little disappointed as there was no entertainers at all despite walking all around the area. We went to a pub downstairs in the corner, can not remember the name, the food was ok but very expensive, £15 for fish and... More

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