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Covent Garden, London

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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  • We really liked Covent Garden. It's easy access to places like Leicester Square and also a short bus ride to St Paul's and London Bridge. There's a few really nice cafes there which we've tried...  more »
  • I do enjoy wandering around here. Lots of different shops to find - the Moomin shop is my favourite. The square was alive with performers. Definitely worth the stroll.  more »
  • We heard stories of this place's vibrancy. No more. There are people begging. This place has feel of an abandonment.  more »

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