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Covent Garden, London

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Head to Covent Garden for one of London's liveliest street scenes. A former covered vegetable garden, the area now offers a collection of cafes, restaurants, and shops. You'll find a global range of cuisines, from Japanese and Indian to French and British, and diverse shops offering various clothing styles, art, gourmet foodstuffs, and much more. Even if you're not hungry or interested in shopping, you can still find plenty of entertainment from the street performers. Watch magicians execute their tricks as buskers' songs fill the air. Before heading off, be sure to snap a few photos of the Royal Opera House's detailed facade. Theatergoers fill the area in the evening, but you'll likely find it bustling no matter when you visit. Add Covent Garden and other attractions to your London trip itinerary using our London online trip maker .
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  • Covent Garden has so much for the visitor...cafes restaurants food vans so many different shops and those fantastic street buskers. We enjoyed lunch whilst being serenaded by a wonderful opera singer.  more »
  • You can not reach London and not go to the coven garden, precious stores of prestifisas makes faces, you can always see any performance of any artist, singer...
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  • Characteristic is definitely worth seeing. Is well organized comes with recreations. Recommend to visit the surrounding area is the neighborhood where this market/Mall is located.
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  • Plenty of exciting shops and venues to peruse with loads of fun stuff to see, find and explore. Very friendly and alert security staff with good knowledge of surrounding area. Easy access by bus, tube and taxi. Great bargains are to be found but otherwise be prepared to splash out hard earned money on most over priced items. This is a great place for family time out or friends for a nice evening drink or dining to cater for everyones taste.
  • What can i say. Ticks many boxes. A must go to place for unique street performer. Gift stalls Hand crafted gifts. Food . Very continental vibe. Trains nearby as many other landmarks. Theatre's /famous shows comedy places and a nice feel being apart of the london vibes
  • There is something for everyone here. A huge variety of street artists to keep you entertained. From magicians and acrobats to classical musicians and of course the obligatory living statues. And then there's the shopping. Whether you are looking for a gift for someone at home or a treat for yourself there is something for everyone. If all of that gives you an appetite there are dozens of places to dine.
  • Covent Garden is one of those places that even as a local Londoner I just keep going back to. I meet friends there all the time. It helps that I live on the Piccadilly line! Even so the vibe is amazing and there are places you can go that don't cost a fortune. I recommend you explore and just hang out there. Am liking the new plant pots on the barrows.
  • You can't visit London and not come to Covent Garden, the atmosphere is fantastic. Amazing choice of shops and market stalls, street performers are entertaining. We had a lovely meal outside at the French Restaurant in the corner. The weather made it even more special x
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