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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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indoor market a must see

so much going on here. try a visit on market day, the hustle and bustle of an everyday market is something to see

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

so much going on here. try a visit on market day, the hustle and bustle of an everyday market is something to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Don't go to London and miss this! Great shopping and restaurants there, and later we just ended up walking all the way to Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus from there. Went twice during our visit :)

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Mere, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fun with a friend and our 4 boys ! Quite busy but lovely atmosphere, the kids enjoyed ! We popped into the RUGBY shop and Hamleys and also there is a fab little old fashioned toy shop called Benjamin POLLOCKS I think ??! Really sweet. We did not eat there as so busy but was fun walking through the central... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Was good to have experienced. Personally, I found the shops disappointing, either very expensive or too touristy, little typically english. Spent some time watching a good street artist.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited in August on a very hot Saturday! Had a really good time - loved the street entertainment and the atmosphere. Stopped for a drink in the sunshine which was lovely. Would definitely return!

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I was really looking forward to coming here on our London visit but unfortunately it was pouring with rain 😕 which tainted the moment. Saw a great street act...a young chap doing the bed of nails trick, entertaining. Some quaint shops and market stalls, lots to see and do but it would have been so much better to have the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Every time I visit there is always a nice atmosphere. Always acts on and plenty of great shops and places to eat and drink. I go here every time I visit London and is a little addictive tbh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very Busy.. But so worth it.. Lovely shops and Merchant Stalls. The only problem was the cobblestones. I would say wear flat shoes or sneakers. But well worth the trip

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It's nice for all the shops you can find in one place (and around). You can even be delighted by some musical guests while drinking tea in the food court! What's not to love?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Covent Garden is a must see market in London. It has nice little stores and cool cafes and restaurants. It also has street shows. In the area around Covent Garden, there are many stores and is very nice to walk around.

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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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