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Covent Garden Market
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London featuring markets, heritage architecture and a square or plaza

Get lost in the cobblestoned labyrinth of boutiques and bars, or simply find a spot to enjoy the street performers in one of London’s most entertaining districts.

Situated on the site of a 17th-century fruit market, the main piazza, shops, bars and restaurants now take center stage in Covent Garden. While the fruit market has moved to south London, the area is still bursts with energy and life. From string quartets, to escape artists and mime artists, “The Garden” attracts street performers from all over Europe.

The area is perfect for foodies and coffee aficionados too. You’ll find international flavors in the many restaurants; think Thai sticky rice, French pastries, Belgium chocolate, Spanish seafood paella and North African curries. If you want to try some tasty European brews, The Garden offers a choice of historic and character-filled pubs within the main square.

Beyond the restaurants and boutiques of the main piazza, each area of Covent Garden impresses with its own character. Long Acre features a great choice of fashionable stores, including local favorites like Ben Sherman and All Saints. For a more laid-back vibe, explore the artsy boutiques and quirky cafés of the Seven Dials area.

Satisfy that sweet tooth at one of the cute little Monmouth Street cafés serving up pastries and English tea. Coffee connoisseurs will also find plenty of options for a latte or Americano. Around the corner is Neal’s Yard, which is filled with hip shops and independent clothing outfitters.

Covent Garden is conveniently located near the West End and claims the beautiful Royal Opera House as its own. Built in 1732, this landmark building has endured fires and many changes of hands but still hosts performances by the Royal Opera and Ballet companies.

The closest Underground station is Covent Garden.

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The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England
The price is $132 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tower Bridge, Tower of London, and HMS Belfast. The Shard and Excel Exhibition Centre ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,642 reviews)
"Excellent location, view was amazing of the bridge! The executive room was fairly sizeable given its central London location. The bars along the river side were lovely on a hot evening. Negatives were that there was no accessible access to the car park and you had to carry your cases up and down ..."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

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St Martins Lane London
St Martins Lane London
5 out of 5
45 St Martin's Lane, London, England
The price is $252 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square. Piccadilly Circus and Big Ben are also within ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (985 reviews)
"The hotel is very unique, with great decor! Staff were extremely helpful and pleasant throughout our stay."

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The Strand Palace Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
372 The Strand, London, England
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $180 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Covent Garden Market, Piccadilly Circus, and London Dungeon. Big Ben and ...
4/5Very Good! (3,254 reviews)
"My one night stay went very well. The hotel is well located. The room was comfortable & quiet. I didn't use the restaurant or other amenities."

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

The Strand Palace Hotel
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The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England
The price is $132 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
The Tower Hotel
St Martins Lane London
St Martins Lane London
5 out of 5
45 St Martin's Lane, London, England
The price is $252 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
St Martins Lane London
The Strand Palace Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
372 The Strand, London, England
The price is $180 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
The Strand Palace Hotel
NYX Hotel London Holborn by Leonardo Hotels
NYX Hotel London Holborn by Leonardo Hotels
4 out of 5
50-60 Southampton Row, London, England
The price is $170 per night from Jul 16 to Jul 16
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The Savoy
The Savoy
5 out of 5
Strand, London, England
The price is $580 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is $225 per night from Jul 14 to Jul 14
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
The Clermont London, Charing Cross
The Clermont London, Charing Cross
4 out of 5
The Strand, London, England
The price is $191 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
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The Resident Covent Garden
The Resident Covent Garden
4 out of 5
51 Bedford St, London, England
The price is $185 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
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The Waldorf Hilton, London
The Waldorf Hilton, London
4 out of 5
Aldwych, London, England
The price is $212 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 18
The Waldorf Hilton, London
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