Covent Garden

Covent Garden, London: Hours, Address, Covent Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Covent Garden
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Flea & Street Markets
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
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. 


How to get there
  • Covent Garden • 3 min walk
  • Leicester Square • 5 min walk
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Dave
Waterlooville, UK660 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Really great to drop into Covent Garden. Love the coffee shops in the old fruit Market...ad hoc 4 piece string bands are fun!
Written 21 May 2022
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AL
7 contributions
May 2022
One of the best neighbourhoods in London! Has all the best shops and a great selection of restaurants. Would definitely recommend it!
Written 17 May 2022
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_glouise26
Redditch, UK158 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
So much to do here! From shops, markets, bars to street entertainers! Would definitely recommend an afternoon or an evening spent here!
Written 16 May 2022
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Hoppityskip
Basildon, UK13,051 contributions
May 2022
A number of units closed and sadly more and more are losing the origins of the market and becoming a tourist trap of expensive designer outlets
Written 14 May 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland16,904 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Covent Garden is a centre of gravity and energy. Always lots to do and see with street traders, markets and bars / restaurants.
Written 5 May 2022
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ChrissyMirra
Canton of Basel, Switzerland272 contributions
Apr 2022
Cute as always! Great Music, great Shops amazing Harry Potter exhibition! It's a lovely part of London.
Written 5 May 2022
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,250 contributions
Mar 2022
Personally I think that if you have visited London more than once, Convent garden is a bit tiresome. Too many people, stores and noise. However, it is a must to see if it is your first time. Try to visit after lunch time around 3 or 4 pm to avoid the crowd (if it is ever possible) FREE to wander around.
Written 3 May 2022
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Muriel M
4 contributions
Apr 2022
Such a lovely place to stroll around so much to see beautiful shops and excellent restaurants …the streets are quite quaint.
The indoor markets have so much beautiful handmade crafts ,thankfully the sun was shining which made it a pleasure to sit a sip your champagne
Written 2 May 2022
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Louis Cecile
London, UK222 contributions
May 2022
Covent Garden is becoming the star of Central London, with Oxford Circus going downhill. There is a strong vibrant buzz around the area. There is a trendy shopping scene with a mix of known brands and independent traders. It is surrounded by bars and restaurants. There are also regular themed events and street entertainers. The main issue is the value for money that remains questionable. It has that tourist inflated price range that makes bargains hard to come by. However, you get a vibe with plenty of history and spots for entertainment. The theatres are worth visiting to catch a show. Overall if you do your research before you can have a great time no matter your budget.
Written 2 May 2022
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Lilacwheaty
Nottingham, UK655 contributions
Apr 2022
Always worth calling in here on a London visit to soak up the atmosphere and see some performing art on the street. Loo's now cost £1 to pee, so cannot recommend that part.
Written 1 May 2022
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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