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Covent Garden

#29 of 1,570 things to do in London
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Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7240 9731
10:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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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

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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A must if u come to London

This is one of major landmarks of London so many activities and lot of restaurants Also so many fashion shops I love the place where you can spend half a day walking around and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is one of major landmarks of London so many activities and lot of restaurants Also so many fashion shops I love the place where you can spend half a day walking around and rest for a food or drink

Thank kmideg
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Very busy with large groups of tourists however it is well worth a visit to the market, street entertainment, restaurants and bars also lots of great shops in the surrounding streets. Neals Yard off Neals Street is well worth visiting just to view the incredible multi-coloured facades of the buildings

Thank Hackford
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I pass by the main central market in Covent Garden pretty frequently- partly because it's a good connector to Leicester Square tube station, amongst other places. The location has great connections to other parts of central London. Covent Garden is all about the shopping. It's a great place to visit if you want to find a luxury gift for someone,... More 

Thank Leanne O
Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place to be. Lots of shops, nice restaurants and of corse all the streetartist. From acrobats, living statues to singers. Everyone has a spot in this garden.

Thank Joop O
Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful vibrant place with so much going on. Tuttons were so friendly even though their outside tables were full, after waiting a while they managed to squeeze in our family of 6 including 2 year old in high chair and looked after us really well.

Thank Molebear
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After midweek Matinee theatre we fancied a meal & headed to Covent Garden for a browse / wander to then discover a desirable eatery ! ...... The wandering was ok - plenty of hustle & bustle going on everywhere but the browsing was poor with only limited retail interest ; nothing out of the ordinary & certainly aimed @ tourists... More 

Thank christopher s
Honefoss, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Covent garden is a fine spot in middle of London. A nice square in the middle with a lots of things going on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place to spend the whole day. Amazing shops restaurant and a lot more. Night life is also great.

Thank John M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shopping is largely overpriced & the market varies, but the street performers make this place special. Come on a Friday or Saturday night to see the best they have to offer. Don't forget to tip the performers!

Thank jcd-pvb
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The market and shops were in good variety and medium size. There was opera singing which a guy went around the audience for donation. I didn't mild it. However not when I just started listening less than 30 seconds. That was a bit rush. The goods that they sold in stalls were a bit boring.

Thank wiseguy1282005

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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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