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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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09:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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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Hugely popular with locals and visitors

Covent Garden is a great place for an afternoon or evening out. there are quite a few local attractions like London's Transport museum, lots of market type stalls, and plenty of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Covent Garden is a great place for an afternoon or evening out. there are quite a few local attractions like London's Transport museum, lots of market type stalls, and plenty of shops. There are countless good eateries in the area, and it is a brilliant stopm off both before and after visiting London's Theatre Land, which surrounds Covent Garden. One... More 

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I can't believe I have missed this place all the other times I have been to London. It is a bit crowded, I am not sure if it was because people were shopping for Christmas, or if it is like this all year around. But we loved it anyway, specially the tiny stores and the good restaurants. But then again,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's always good to visit Covent Garden,so vibrant in every way. Lots of different places to eat and drink, lots of shops to spend your hard earned cash in. There are nearly always street entertainers in the square. I think this is one of the best places in London to spend an hour or two. It's on the underground tube... More 

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Very busy with a great mix of shops. Entertainment outside attracts a large crowd of people. Plenty of choice of places to eat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The old fruit & veg market is now bustling with shops, restaurants, market stalls and fantastic street entertainment and buskers. Classical music busking on the lower level. Lots of cobbles to walk over, always something new and different to see and do.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Busy as usual when visited. Saw a tent being erected and on checking notices realised that the Christmas lights were being switched on in evening. Returned later in day and got quite a surprise. Only Royal Opera singers, followed by young Ballet dancers and then Royal Ballet. What a great experience. Thank You Covent Garden you really made my wife's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always enjoy going there as there are street entertainer, you can dine in many of the resturants, there are few organic resturants with mouthwatering menus. We could not eat there as waiting time for the meal was over 40 minutes and we had to go on a walking tour. All shoos and market stalls are amazing too and have... More 

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Covent Garden looks beautiful with the Christmas decorations that are currently up. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the neighbourhood. There were lots of buskers around which makes the place entertaining for families as well as couples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love the stalls and shops here. There are usual high street stores but have some unique shops in the market place. Really good vibes here and a great place to visit as you'll find something for everyone with souvenir stands at reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Buzzing with activity this is the place to visit when in London. Right now it is decorated with beautiful Christmas trees and colourful lights. Plenty to do and see when in Covent Garden

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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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