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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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  • The unicycle performance and the small orchestra in the courtyard below made the visit worthwhile. Stores begin to close at 5 pm on Sundays so the visit had to be cut short.  more »
  • Covent Garden is a magical place in Central London. There are some nice shops to visit and some local where to eat, but what is striking is the magic of place, a sense of vitality that reigns. To visit
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  • This was my fourth visit to covent garden. there is literally something for everyone here. Lots of places to eat or drink from bars, restaurants and street food and a fantastic gelato shop. Jubillee m...  more »
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  • Really great. Lovely boutique shops, eateries, pubs. A must for tourists and locals (if you don't like crowds and photo wielding tourists then don't come here)! Also, at Xmas time, they have a large tree in the square. In summertime, you will see street performers (best spot to watch is from the Punch & Judy pub balcony).
  • An assortment of myriad fast food stores and watering holes. Covent Garden is a good visit if you having nothing specific at mind and want to start somewhere, after which you can branch out. Well connected and easy to reach to, it's a good place to sit outside and enjoy food.
  • A great place for food entertainment and the unique markets. Street performers and live classical music. A wonderful place day and night. A great tourist attraction and family friendly with many shops and boutiques.
  • Lots to do at this place in London , England. Shops, food places. And live entertainment. London underground train stop here. Taxis. But walking is best to get around. Pay a visit if in London for a trip or Holiday.
  • A unique experience especially for London visitors. there are nice shops but most of them are brands so you will not see different things in terms of products and goods. The surrounding area is excellent for shopping and food.

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Many of London's main attractions are spread out, so nearby public transportation is key. There is no downtown area as such in London, and some of the least expensive hotels have more convenient access to tourist sites than the costlier ones. For a quintessential London experience, consider staying in the West End. This part of town offers excellent theaters, historical sites, and eating and shopping options for every taste. Lodging won’t be cheap, but you’ll have the colorful variety of London life right at your doorstep. Look at Notting Hill or Chelsea for charming and less expensive boutique hotels and B&Bs.
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