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Covent Garden

Covent Garden, London WC2E, England (Covent Garden)
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Ranked #72 of 1,085 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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I really loved the Christmas Shopping. I bought some macaroons. For dinner I ate at a Tutons, which is a French restaurant. The underground station at Covert Garden isn't suitable for disable people for their are stairs to walk from the lift to the platforms.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A quirky, vibrant part of central London with a fun atmosphere, performers, good places to eat & drink and (hopefully) enjoy the sunshine.

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Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

GREAT place for something a bit different. The markets have lovely unusual stuff and then there's the mime's on the street.

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Palo Alto, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There's an ever-changing selection of street performers, all hoping for handouts, as well as a lot of shops and a coffee bar with pretty decent espresso. Lots of good energy and high entertainment value; good way to take a break from the fast-paced London experience. And the price is right, as in free.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

What's not to like about Covent Gardens you could easily spend hrs here just taking in the atmosphere. There r always street performers good ones at that. Just sit yr self down at one of the many eateries or settle in on the balcony at the famous Punch and Judy bar and watch the world go by..a must visit if... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

On a 4 day break we visited Covent Market several times and every time something different was going on. It is great for pre-theatre entertainment as there are street entertainers at various points around the market. When we visited on a Monday there was an antiques market.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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