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Covent Garden

#29 of 1,533 things to do in London
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Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7240 9731
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Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 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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Too modern now

This is another of those places where time has drawn it into the modern day with too little of its origins. Too many imported souvenirs too few craftsmen' work and too many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is another of those places where time has drawn it into the modern day with too little of its origins. Too many imported souvenirs too few craftsmen' work and too many recognized shop names. Still worth a visit. Bathrooms are available and make this a must visit destination.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great for people watching, shopping and bumbling around. Lots of great bars and restaurants. Family friendly entertainers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

if you like live classical instumental music and voice then come here on asunday,be entertained whilst you look att he market,enjoy a coffe/wine/meal

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not one for shopping but this is a great place for a browse with lots of street theatre to dispel the cold on a freezing Saturday in January. Close to the theatres and other shops but can get very busy near the tube entrance. A couple of museums here too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is alive with culture (and shops!). There is a small market, street performers and plenty of food stalls. There's a jacket potato van there and by god it's tasty. It's good for a quick stop, not something that would take all day - but still worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in to shopping, thisis the spot for you. Covent Gardens contains a great mix of artist stalls and retail shops, with a number of restaurants and pubs thrown in as well. Whether you want a mug or t-shirt to take home, or water colors of London or handmade clothing, Covent Gardens has it all, at very fair... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Covent Garden is THE place to go. Amazing shops, art, experiences. Area is filled with arts, and different kinds of boutigues. Make sure to be walking around after dark too, great lights and music all around!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very picturesque. Lots of quaint restaurants, stalls, and shops. Usual meeting place for walking tours. Clean

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Lots to see and do, many theatres in the surrounding area plus the royal opera house too. Plenty of shops to peruse.

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Expensive Market very small Facilities not great Street entertainment is great for family's Train station has lifts for those wow don't want to attempt the 195 steps 😁

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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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