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Covent Garden

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Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England
Phone Number: 020 7240 9731
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Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Great day out !

Love Covent Garden always go there when I am in London there is so much to see and to do, coffee drinks and there is a lovely restaurant (italian) right in the middle which serves... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Love Covent Garden always go there when I am in London there is so much to see and to do, coffee drinks and there is a lovely restaurant (italian) right in the middle which serves really nice food it doesnt really have a name but its all awnings and hard to miss, pasta out of this world have eaten there... More 

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This is definitely well worth the visit , tucked away in the heart of London , near theatre land there's all sorts for everyone ! Street food stalls, bars restaurants, market stalls, pubs Street performers and acts etc and you can watch all of this aloft In the "Punch & Judy" p/h whilst enjoying a drink or 2 ! The... More 

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We went on a sunny day and this was a beautiful park to stroll through, clean and pretty, well looked after. Saw some squirrels.. Easy to get to via the tubes

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The many sights here can stand alone, but read some history of Covent Garden for some context. The central iron & glass structure houses retail shops, stalls and restaurants. Street performers are delightful. Great opportunity to people watch. Enjoy!

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Covent Garden is really an open market with lots of specialty shops, foods, and stands placed together on multiple levels. It's absolutely delightful shopping and with some entertainment thrown in. Most of the time, the entertainers asked for a donation, passed the hat, or sold a CD. Covent Garden is very clean and there are a lot of various places... More 

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I have been here many times and whilst it is always very busy and uncomfortable, it's still a nice place to visit. I like to stand on the top level and look down to the cafe/restaurant as they often have an opera singer in the courtyard, all the ones I've seen have a CD or two to sell (I've bought... More 

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Covent Garden has many restaurants and an agitated night life. It has the Covent Garden Market that was originaly an apple market. Renovated, it has many stores (some luxury) and restaurants. In summer you can have also presentations, in a square besides de market.

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from street theatre to food to stalls to architecture. Soak up an eclectic atmosphere. Wonderful experience.

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Covent Garden is one of my favourite places in London. I took my sister and her two young children for their first visit and they weren't disappointed. The children loved all the street entertainers and could've spent all day watching the all. The market, because it was a Monday, was the flee market which they weren't interested I but on... More 

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We went to the covent market, it was great fun. We shopped around and bought a few unusual trinkets that I fell in love with. There was also a flee market with vintage items, food was vast. So much to choose from. Also watch street performers as you eat and stroll , enjoy!

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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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