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New Covent Garden Market
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“This market I did Like”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Beautifull shoppes, appetizing food, arts and crafts, visit this market and enjoy the London market experience.

Visited March 2013
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“A must see for the flower enthusiast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Please dont confuse New Covent Garden fruit, veg, flower and plant market (SW8) with the tourist haunt of Covent Garden (WC2E).
New Covent Garden Market is a wholesale market for fresh produce and flowers which supplies many of the large hotels, restaurants and companies in London and the surrounding area.
I find the fruit and veg section a bit intimidating but I love the flower market. People always ask me if you can buy just one bunch of flowers which you can. Remember that the prices you will be quoted will be net of VAT. Some stalls only take cash but many nowadays take credit cards. The sight of rows and rows of flowers from every corner of the globe is simply an amazing spectacle. Well worth a visit.
You also dont need to get up in the middle of the night to visit either as during the week the stalls stay open during the morning. Saturdays are always quieter and stalls start closing around 10am in my experience.
Visit C Best for wonderful vases, continers, ribbons and every sort of floral accessory you can imagine. Especially good for Christmas decorations.
If you drive the entrance fee is £5 but you can walk into the flower market free of charge. The entrance is close to Vauxhall train, bus and underground.
If you are interested in flowers this is a must.

Visited January 2013
3 Thank LondonalisonS
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fun Fun Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Never ending fun in the new Covent Garden Market
you can eat there The best jacket Potato in the world.
you can eat there The best value paella.
you can buy there lots of memorabilia
or just visit the market and go around
never a dull moment

Visited April 2012
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Complete confusion over WHICH Covent Garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

Unfortunately there are two Covent Gardens in London - The New Covent Garden market listed at Nine Elms (south of the river) is a WHOLESALE fruit, veg, flower and food market open from 3am whereas the pictures shown and all the references to shopping/eating/listening to music/pie shops etc are for a RETAIL area called Covent Garden in central London off Drury Lane and home to the Royal Opera.

I recommend the former if you are arestauranter or florist and the latter if you are a tourist.

Assuming you are a tourist, I would suggest you enjoy Covent Garden arcaded walk, visit the transport museum and Opera shop and be prepared for some very nice but pricy coffee and cake experiences. The indoor market is OK, the little shops under canopies touristy BUT follow directions on the underground and get off at Leicester Square, Charing Cross, Embankment or Holborn stations as Covent Garden station can be hellish.

Visited July 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Interesting Market Hall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

There are handful of shops and restaurants available. While we were there, there were some performances going on. A lively, cultural & retail district.

Visited February 2012
2 Thank HyTheTg
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