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Covent Garden

Covent Garden, London WC2E, England (Covent Garden)
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Ranked #83 of 1,105 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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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My friend and I end up in covent garden before seeing a show. We spend time browsing at the crafts stalls which are a joy. However, since our visit last year, we noticed there is a lack of places to sit and have coffee. The only places around appear to be for eating meals. We were forced in the end... More

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sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

amazing atmosphere with so much to see from theatres to street performers it was such a great place to be at and the sun was shining, it does get busy but worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Covent Garden is a fine mix of street/flea market and entertainment. There is a little bit for everyone here - from the foodie to the art lover to the gadget freaks. The market itself is a short walk from the Covent Garden tube station. There are lots of food shops inside the market to choose from - still remember the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Shopping - large and small stores, big names and small. Lots of variety for you. Eating - the street venders are amazing. The food was so good, it was hard to choose. There are also restaurants but we were wooed but the venders tents. Entertainment - lots of buskers around. You can always find somewhere to sit with take-away and... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

So glad we visited Covent Garden recently. We watched the street performers who are amazingly talented and draw massive crowds. We also bored the boutique shops and enjoyed a coffee in one of the cafés that border the main square. Always busy, always buzzing and well worth a visit.

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely area to wander around. It used to be the old frut and vegetable market and is now a place where you can buy presents from the art and craft stalls and shops there.Take time to look at the Opera House which is in one corner of the square. It is a great place to sit and... More

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Spent a couple hours here taking in the shops, restaurants, and street entertainers. Easily spent time browsing and taking photos while enjoying the entertainment. Some of the street performers were really talented and impressive. Well worth the time to walk here and visit. Highly recommended.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This was such a delight to visit and explore. All the hogh end shops along with the market type stalls - street artists all add to the experience. It was even more amazing at night time. BE WARNED!! Do not walk up the spiral staircase from Covent Garden Undergroup - you may die. I literally wanted to turn around and... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Covent garden has plenty of street entertainment for all the family to enjoy plus good shops and resturants

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Just like Soho this place is crazy and fun and very enjoyable getting a drink and a bite there. It is a must see

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