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Covent Garden

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Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7240 9731
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12:00 - 18:00
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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
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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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Xmas weekend in London

Love Covent Garden and today was just as good as ever. Busy and lots going on from street performers to Christmas decorations it really does tick all the boxes - a real hub of... read more

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love Covent Garden and today was just as good as ever. Busy and lots going on from street performers to Christmas decorations it really does tick all the boxes - a real hub of activity! Christmas has arrived - love it 😍

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Called today and it was busy and bustling as usual. All the quirky stalls selling lots of handmade items which we love especially Kate of Kensingtons ceramics

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Monday antiques market is worth visiting. Shops and restiurants in Coventry garden are the usual stuff, no longer unique.the stalls vary and do have nice things The talent in the open spaces is generally very good, singers and musicians down below have wonderful acoustics. Holiday decorations are very pretty

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recommendation! Go for a pub/bar crawl around Covent Garden - great atmosphere and ambiance and some very interesting restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow wasn't it busy but it's such a lovely place to stroll around. Wonderful shops and lots of places to eat. We could sit outside in one of the birdwatching the world go by for hours

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Open air market and live music a real treat for Christmas shoppers. Plenty of hand made crafts and fun things to buy and lovely food shops for sustenance and refreshing drinks Beyond market huge selection of shops, Apple and similar. Covent Garden itself well placed to access major shopping streets but if need be, Tube within 5 minutes walk. Always... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very very busy maybe more do because it's Christmas. But very lovely worth a visit and a walk around

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here for a Christmas shopping trip and stayed for a couple of hours. The Christmas decorations were lovely, however we wasn't that impressed with the market and the product that was being sold, not what we were expecting at all. Walking through the main building was over powered by a smell of what I can only describe as aftershave... More 

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Everything in this area of the city costs more than it does other places and the streets are congested by window shoppers and bicycle rickshaws. Not really my thing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Covent Garden is always special but at Christmas it is quite spectacular. The decorations, lights and trees transform it into a truly magical place. Great shops, fabulous restaurants, interesting markets and entertainment as well!

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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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