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Covent Garden

Covent Garden, London WC2E, England (Covent Garden)
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Ranked #68 of 1,041 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

After M & M world we visited Covent Garden and were amazed at the skill of the street performers; you'll see what I mean if you look at the photos. . .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Easy to find lots to do and watch! The street performers are great! Had lunch at M Blanc place, which was good value, simple fresh.

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australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Covent Garden has some important attractions and well known historical buildings in and around the area. It had become to kitsch with to many buskers, souvenir shops and tourist restaurants. Hive of activity and excitement though.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Covent garden is worth visiting if you live in London, but if you only visited london for a few days it's not the place to go. Its a crowded place, but that might not matter. I thing it is good for young children because there is entertainment. The are some nice shops around which is ok but the restaurants you... More

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

My partner and I had just 1 day in London and wanted to see as much as possible. We were feeling quite tired by the time we got to Covent Garden, battling crowds and navigating our way. The visit didn't start off too well, either a 200 step climb to exit the tube station or queue for the lift. We... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The shops don't open till 10 or so, we arrived earlier and just wandered around. Not a huge range to look at not really what we were expecting. The street entertainers were good though.

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You have to go to Covent Garden when you're in London. Excellent pubs, close to many theatres, and vintage shops. Cool laid back vibe. Love it. Look for the bus to "Penge". That's funny if you're norwegian.

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Umtentweni
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I always enjoy Covent Garden. It has great restaurants and bars. The market and shops are really good. It's one of those places that should be visited on a trip to London.

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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This area has it all!! Great places to eat, right off Trafalgar Square, great open markets for a really good place to pick up authentic souvenirs....not the ones made in China in the crappy little corner stores!!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very Busy area of London, but worth a visit, there are shops for everyone, so your man wont feel left out. From your average GAP store to more refined shopping, to your Special clothing shops.

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