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Covent Garden
Covent Garden

Covent Garden

8.9131 reviews
Sights and Museums, Shopping, Neighbourhood
Ranked #20 in London things to do
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The Market Bldg, 41, London WC2E 8RF, UK
+44 20 7420 5856
http://www.coventgardenlondonuk.com/
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If you wander through this popular shopping district today, you’ll find a myriad of street performers, cultural events, and sites like the Royal Opera House and London Transport Museum. While it’s ... Read more
origins date back to the Roman age when the city was known as Londonium, the name derives from the time of King John in the 13th century. What was then just a 40 acre site, formed a large kitchen garden for the Convent of St Peter at Westminster.

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Wolverhampton

This place was amazing to look at and there was a massive market on that was so impressive.

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Cambridge

A wonderful place - full of great restaurants, shops and within walking distance of Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. Also the home of the Royal Opera House and next to all the London theatres.

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Central of London. So accessible from the house it's an easy as for the bars, restaurants and general experience of a Georgian centre and modern street arts scene. Straight up the Northern line to Leicester Square (pronounced Lester). See Leicester Square review. Always packed though hence a four star. If you have never been though you have to go.

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Local from London

I could never entirely see the charm, but most visitors whom I've taken there (usually in route to something else) liked it. Can be very crowded on weekends and pricey.

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Wolverhampton

I love Covent Garden so much. So many pubs, restaurants and shops along with the street entertainers. I cannot recomment this place enough.

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Montreal

Nothing special, just a bunch of shops, but it is a major tourist attraction.

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This is a trip down on the train from Audley End station, getting off at Tottenham Hale station and transferring to the tube but it's the ballet, its the opera , it's the restaurants , its the street theatre and of course it's LONDON

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Local from London

Enjoy a wide range of shopping, theatre, bars, restaurants, history and culture.

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Mumbai (Bombay)

My most favorite neighborhoods in London. Covent Garden is a dream for shopoholics as well as foodies. The Long Acre street that takes you from the Underground station towards Leicester Square is lined with chic boutiques and brands. This has been a luxury part of London since the Victorian era and it doesn't look like it is tired of its reputation.

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Vasteras

Interesting and busy streets with small boutiques mixed with larger corporation stores. Good for shopping as well as a small lunch or dinner. There are plenty to choose from for foodies and you'd easily be able to find something that suits your taste.

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Abergavenny

With plenty of shops to visit, what makes Covent Garden more exciting is the vast array of street performers who keep crowds entertained hours on end.

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Covent Garden is a popular shopping spot in London. It is close to numerous sights like theaters and St Paul's Church. It's nice for a stroll, even more so when raining as the covered shopping area provides some relief from the soggy weather.

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New Brunswick

It's a very nice spot of food, entertainment, and shopping! You can sit in the courtyard and there're always performers singing, playing instruments, or acting! It's very fascinating to see these differences in culture.

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The San Francisco Bay Area

This may not make your list of sites to see on your first visit to London, but if you have some extra time, take a stroll through Covent Garden.

It's housed in a very cool glass building that has a lot of charm, although a lot of the stores are just chain shops, so it makes this place less interesting and also a but more pricey. There's a market that takes place on Sundays though.

It's a lively spot with lots of street performers and foot traffic. It's a great spot for people watching and a fun area to walk around in. The opera is housed here too.

Also, most interesting, there's a Shake Shack, so get your tasty burgers and Concrete Shakes there for a taste of NYC in London.

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Los Angeles

Covent Garden is a historical market that has been since renovated with shops and restaurants. It's a great place to stroll around, shop, and grab a bite to eat. There are even various street performers daily who are extremely talented and entertaining.

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San Francisco

Eliza Doolittle's old stomping grounds, if she wasn't a fictional character. Neverthless, there are flower stands, there are theaters and this is where the theatre goers spill out after the show in West End. We did catch "My Fair Lady" and had pre theatre dinner in this area.

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Palo Alto

This is the setting for Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, when she walks around selling flowers in front of the vegetable market in the beginning of the play. Visit the 'vegetable market' which now houses an arts and crafts market - a nice place to buy unique gifts for friends and family. There's also an antique market in an adjacent building.

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Local from London

Covent Garden was one of my favourite spots in London. I think it's a pretty magical place to take a date, or even grab a bite with your friends. There's lots to see and everything is pretty.

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Houston

See a show! How can anyone go to London and not see a show in Covent Garden?!

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Busan

Covent garden is well worth a visit, particularly if are up for a good shop! It is a very quaint neighborhood, but definitely has it's quirks! When I visited, there was a man hanging upside down from a lamp post playing his guitar. This incident has perhaps forever defined my perception of Covent Garden!

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