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Covent Garden

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.

Popular Activities at Covent Garden Market

There are heaps of ways to enjoy this place. Here's a list of things to do at Covent Garden Market:

If you'd like even more options, examine our London things to do page.


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The Strand Palace Hotel $144
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The Strand Palace Hotel

The Strand Palace Hotel

372 The Strand, London, England
     
    4.0 of 5
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    Could hear water running all night long in room somewhere else in hotel .

    Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London $170
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    Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

    Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

    200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
       
      4.4 of 5
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      Nice stay in good location. Close to tube stations and London eye.

      St Giles London - A St Giles Hotel $87
      Reviewed on May 17, 2019
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      St Giles London - A St Giles Hotel

      St Giles London - A St Giles Hotel

      Bedford Avenue, London, England
         
        3.7 of 5
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        Its in central location for theatre, beds ars comfortable and breakfast is good

        Sea Containers London $155
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        Sea Containers London

        Sea Containers London

        20 Upper Ground, London, England
           
          4.6 of 5
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          Awesome stay. Everyone of the Staff is so friendly and helpful. Catalim esecially is helpful and took time to help us get through with our cell sim card connections and luggage handling. The room is clean with beautiful view. Excellent stay. Will definitely recommend to friends.

          Park Plaza London Waterloo $142
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          Park Plaza London Waterloo

          Park Plaza London Waterloo

          6 Hercules Road, London, England
             
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            Park Plaza Waterloo London was modern and gorgeous, very aesthetically pleasing. The room was modern as well with hi tech control panel to pretty much control many things in the room including temperature, blinds, lights, etc. it was awesome. The staff was so kind and friendly and always there to ...

            Park Plaza County Hall London $161
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            Park Plaza County Hall London

            Park Plaza County Hall London

            1 Addington Street, London, England
               
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              Overall our experience at the Park Plaza County Hall was great. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The gym was better than we expected, and the restaurant had a nice selection of food for breakfast. It was also located within walking distance of quite a few major attractions, and was reasonably-priced. ...

              St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London $211
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              St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London

              54 Buckingham Gate, London, England
                 
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                It was close to every tourist spots, so convenient. The place was nice and clean . The staff were extremely nice and polite. Everything went perfect!

                St Martins Lane $204
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                St Martins Lane

                St Martins Lane

                45 St Martin's Lane, London, England
                   
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                  Staff are excellent and very helpful! Hotel situated at great location! The only bad thing is noise from the street as well as in the room. I got waken up by the flushing sound next door...