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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
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Drinking
Description: 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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Don't miss out on a stroll through Covent Garden when you are in London. Shops, pubs, restaurants, street performers-you name it, you can find it here. There is entertainment for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Don't miss out on a stroll through Covent Garden when you are in London. Shops, pubs, restaurants, street performers-you name it, you can find it here. There is entertainment for every member of the family and for a wide range of interests. If you have a group, family or even just a couple who can't agree on something to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We have seen the tourist sights many times. Friends recommended Covent Gardens, just to watch the people . Everything from shops and stalls, art to music to street performers. We found this little wine bar in a lower level, live classical music outside and cozy nooks all around to share wine and conversation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Can't go wrong at Covent Garden. Lots to explore and see. Shops selling all nature of goods, from ice cream to high end fashion. The Punch and Judy pub is a great place to have a drink, the balcony overlooks the area where performers entertain the crowd, so you get a bird's eye view. Happy days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Covent garden is a must go place to understand the British culture of Dining n wining. The old refurbished market is now home to many small shops and stalls and also branded shops. You also have the choice of many eateries, cafe and bars to choose from. Street performers and artistes add to the fun and gaiety. Access by tube... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Covent Garden is a great place to spend an hour or two wandering round. Plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants. Buskers and street entertainers add to the atmosphere. It can get extremely busy, so the chances of finding a table to sit at in the main piazza are slim at times. It's nice to get away from the traffic, though.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

what a nice place! i want to go again and again! it is so different depending on the season and time of the day you choose to go. there was a great bazaar that day with little treasures! loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Gemütliche Atmosphäre, überdacht, beherbergt Cafès, Shops und Stände. Musiker sorgen für die Unterhaltung. Covent Garden sorgen für etwas Urlaubsflair mitten in London. Auch abends nett anzusehen, wo das Treiben weniger ist. Architektur lässt sich auch abends genießen dieses wunderschönen Gebäudes, das einem alten Bahnhof gleicht. Wie der Name verrät, italienisch angehaucht. Atmosphere makes you feel comfortable, roofed sort-a mall with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed walking round just very busy so could not eat or drink here. Shops and small and street entertainers took there time seemed to wait a long time for one show, overall worth a vist.

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Tolmin, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place for relaxing when you are tired after hours and hours of exploring London. Here you can find a lot of fun, lots of restaurants, shops an street performers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Charming area for shopping,dining or just a stroll down the street to hear music, or to see a performance. Sammie Jay gave us some great sound memories <3 its not so crowded as oxford st. and reagent st. We loved the 21 restaurant.Highly recommend not to miss a visit both to the market and the area around.

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Covent Garden
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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