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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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Quick shopping trip...

The hustle and bustle of this delightful shopping centre is fab for equisite one off shops and also has many designer shops and a small market with all sorts of goodies to look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hustle and bustle of this delightful shopping centre is fab for equisite one off shops and also has many designer shops and a small market with all sorts of goodies to look at. There were street entertainers performing whilst we were there. Huge crowds surrounding them, cheering and clapping!! Lots of atmosphere and a very nice place to visit.

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Absolutely love Covent Garden. And I've not been for two years but I love how the shops always change here. So the outer part u have brands like Mac, mulberry, kurt Geiger and the Disney shop and many more. Then in the centre u have little boutique shops and with some stalls and then the back u have like Market... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fabulous place for , eating, looking , enjoying. So much to see , to buy to watch and to listen to...brilliant

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Loved the brick & cobblestone streets quaint shops, pubs & restaurants. We really enjoyed Steak & Co. Good food & lots of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything you could want is here- entertainment, restaurants, street performers, Theater and glitz!

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We came here and enjoyed going round the independent stores as well as the very nice pubs, several of which are CAMRA members. There are usually street performers to watch or you can enjoy the historic architecture of the area. Basically there's something for everyone so it'll well worth taking a trip, especially as it's easily accessible by public transport.

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Bressingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Disappointed to be honest. The indoor market was fun, like a giant car boot sale but it did smell. Covent Garden was ok - over priced shops and to be honest a tad disappointing when you have just come from China Town which was exciting!

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I'm not a big shopper, but even I enjoyed this delightful shopping area! It's mostly open-air, but under cover. There are plenty of options for tourists and locals alike!

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Everyone seems to be in Covent Garden as it is now so incredibly busy It's not just the tourists but also every person who thinks they can sing or tell a joke seems to be performing there. There are also sadly it's fair share of beggars as well Shops are pretty ordinary with hiked up prices on goods you can... More 

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Coventry Garden is a fantastic place you need to see especially during weekends were it is crowded and many artists will be available. Nice coffee shops and small shops. Must see

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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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