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Covent Garden

Covent Garden, London WC2E, England (Covent Garden)
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Ranked #88 of 1,112 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Nice neighborhood with two or three blocks of shopping Neal Street is famous for its shoe shops too, but no others attractions. It is recommended to visit and sit in a café in the center. There is no doubt that the area develops but does not a must for those who do not have time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A place to stroll about among the stalls selling old and new products. Lots of choice for food and drinks with the many restaurant and bars. Not to miss is the street performers.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This place not only is traditional but there is a great buzz all around it little market stools and loads of different entertainers, plenty of restaurants and a must visit for anybody in london.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Whilst a lot of the shops here are the same as you will find in other areas of London (and other citys), the stalls that are present (not sure if they are there all the time or just at weekends?) are really great and very unique. When i was there, on a weekend, there was a great atmosphere around as... More

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Rockdale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I'm in London for only 4 days visiting from Sydney-Australia & staying with my sister in North London from 14/08/14 to 18/08/14. On the 15th & 16th August/14 I would catch the 82 bus from Finchley Central down to Oxford Street, then gradually walk towards Covent Garden, a large crowd of tourists & visitors enjoying the different types of shops... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A lot of pubs and bars, to take a pint of ale beer. All pubs close early. A lot of restaurants and shops too. A should go in London

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Got the tube (Piccadilly line )to Covent Garden. Lift to Main Street and it's a short walk to the markets. We went early on Saturday about 10 and it was not crowded but soon got busy. Have to say did not find stall holders a happy bunch maybe it was too early for them. Worth a look if you have... More

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Coogee, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We made the trip to Covent garden for a bit of shopping and were very disappointed. The shops were nothing special- just a lot of the same tourist items you see everywhere. There are lots of cafés surrounding the square where there are street performers. If you don't have time to visit, you're not missing much.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

One of the best attractions in London. Lovely place to shop around, have drinks or a nice meal. Highly recommended!

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

there is a nearby pub called the maple leaf we naturally went there being from canada it was amazing packed it seemed like a very hot spot there. the shops are very high end so bring a credit card as there are some looters around and a number of currency exchanges

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