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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 place and loads of choice

We went for some shopping and there was loads of live entertainment (free - kind of, the acts went round looking for donations). Great shops - original items. A whole range of... read more

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

We went for some shopping and there was loads of live entertainment (free - kind of, the acts went round looking for donations). Great shops - original items. A whole range of prices and good fun.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

great gathering place with the most qualified street performers in the square below (not in front of the church). It;s a little shopping. a little eating near Trafalger square and shows.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wander, get gifts for folks back home, haggle a boy but for good needed sake, remember Eliza Doolittle! It still may be that Mondays are good for getting Baltic Amber jewelry. My jewelry box has more than I need! Love it!!!

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This location is just abuzz with activity and amazing shops and cafes, well worth a visit. From high end shops to the lovely market stalls, and then well preserved historical buildings it's a tourists dream destination.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here on a Sunday evening thinking it wouldn't be too crowded to get dinner; we were wrong. But the number of restaurants there, along with the selection, made it worth it. But it is full of people; don't go if you don't want to be shoulder to shoulder.

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V busy but nice shopping, don't eat around here! Rip off. Have a drink I the bars, stand outside and people watch. Careful for pick pockets as there are lots of street entertainers.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A bustling square with street entertainers cafes, bars and shops. As with most places like this prices are reflective.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a place that every tourist needs to go to. I would prefer if going with friends and family and even kids. You will have fun and don't forget to look at the statues and also the magicians in the street

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was one of my favorite parts of London. Many wonderful spots to stop for a drink or food in as we walked around soaking it all in. Covent gardens has a great ambience at night, a must to come through this part of the city.

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With a couple of hours to kill before a show we visited on a very warm day. Although there are shops/stalls that are very expensive there are others with genuinely innovative products at reasonable prices. The 'clock' stall and bags made from previously used clothing are two we enjoyed visiting. We had a good old sausage beans and chips at... More 

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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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