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Covent Garden

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Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7240 9731
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Quirky venue to visit. There are shops and street vendors. Lots of bespoke jewellery and hand made items for sale. Today there were also a couple of street performers. Very good... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quirky venue to visit. There are shops and street vendors. Lots of bespoke jewellery and hand made items for sale. Today there were also a couple of street performers. Very good. I thought it would be bigger though but all the same enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a lovely afternoon with play and lunch at the National Theatre it was superb to wander in the crisp, afternoon air as the light faded to Covent Garden. What a contrast! A beautiful Christmas Tree dressed in brilliant reds. A lovely walk around the stalls and shops whilst sipping mulled wine then looking down on and listening to some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked for Breakfast. When going to be late called restaurant and they directed us to the restaurant. On arrival was greeted like a friend and staff were all exceptionally friendly and approachable, even though the restaurant was very busy. Service was quick and waitress made several checks to ensure that everything was alright an if we needed anything else.

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Covent Garden improves year on year .The f and b offer is huge as is the regular and specialist shopping .Always plenty to see with lots of coffee shops and at this time of year a real Xmas fee to it .If you are on a short trip to the capital not to be missed .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I can never get enough of Covent garden. It is literally my favourite place ever in the London. Great atmosphere. Great market. Plenty of food and drink and entertainment

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

... favorite places ever since i stepped into covent garden back in 2001. Even if ppl say it s to "touristy" but the ambiente, live music and street artists is such an amazing experience. Lots and lots of tiny shops (some of them super expensive) mixed with coffee places/bars

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Covent Garden is always alive with traders, musicians, performers, shoppers and tourists. An ideal activity any day of the week.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to .ovent Garden with the family just to wonder around have a drink and a meal somewhere and as always it's a great buzzing place to visit. Christmas makes Covent Garden even nicer to visit with a great big tree and huge silver Baubles and Mistletoe hanging from the arches which add to the fantastic atmosphere at this time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Would have to say that this is one of my favourite areas in London. Vibrant with lots of shops, big brand and boutiques, and lot's of restaurants. Other areas are close by. Lots of good performers in the square. Great for kids and adults.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we traveled to London in October of 2016, we stayed within walking distance to Covent Garden - I highly recommend! Walking through the lit up market with the buskers singing, restaurants buzzing and shops bustling is makes for a lovely evening, no matter where you dine.

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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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