Covent Garden
Covent Garden
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksFlea & Street Markets
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
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. 


How to get there
  • Covent Garden • 3 min walk
  • Leicester Square • 5 min walk
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  • bostonshovel
    North Reading, Massachusetts281 contributions
    Reminds me of Faneuil Hall in Boston
    Great spot with street entertainers and also a bunch of shops. You can walk around and pick through all the stores and street vendors and pickup some neat items. Cheapest place to pickup your London shirts and sweatshirts.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 27 February 2023
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom2,706 contributions
    Busy at the weekends!
    If you are going to visit Covent Garden you can get there on the Tube. The Picadilly Line serves this tourist location. Alternatively it is a very short walk from Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Charing Cross or Leicester Square. BTW, did you know the shortest distance between to stations on the London Underground is Covent Garden and Leicester Square. Covent Garden was a former market and is now home to lots of little stalls and shops as well as restaurants and pubs. It's a good place to come a see for street entertainers as well. I would suggest coming in the evening for a good vibe.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 3 March 2023
  • leitrips
    Phoenix, Arizona321 contributions
    Great market
    Nice market to walk around and enjoy. We found some delicious treats and gifts at the stores & eateries. There was some entertainment too. If we’d had more time to explore I’m sure we’d have found more to see & do.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 March 2023
  • Kobus
    Sasolburg, South Africa188 contributions
    Nice shops, albeit pricey!
    These shops can not be missed. A wide selection of restaurants here. make time to browse the shops. We found the Pandora shop with its specials and amazing experience with very friendly staff. I recommend this shop there.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Deborah C
    Andalucia, Spain16 contributions
    Elegant and fun
    Covent Garden is the perfect place for browsing, enjoying a drink with friends and enjoying performers. It was interesting to learn from one of the stallholders that this is one of very few markets where the vendors have to be artisans - that means original goods, not mass produced. The Punch and Judy pub is fun for a more energetic event, whilst on top of the central building is great for cocktails (London weather permitting). I always head to Covent Garden when in London.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 16 March 2023
  • DoozeUK
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom1,009 contributions
    Always on the list to visit
    Be it shopping, dining or just a simple people watching experience, Covent Garden never fails to deliver ! There’s so much to explore and see and experience you can easily loose half a day or more here. Great array of shops and eateries, either to enjoy during the day or before the theatre. Something for everyone
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 April 2023
  • Barbara R
    Saint Louis, Missouri22 contributions
    Charming bit of London
    Covent garden is such a historical market in the theatre district! There are opportunities to wander and shop for both expensive craftsman pieces as well as souvenirs. It is delightful to stroll through in the evening and often entertaining to watch performers entertain diners below ‘
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 April 2023
  • Kaustubh K
    40 contributions
    Lovely outdoors location for a relaxing afternoon/evening.
    The closest way to describe this is a British/original version of the Quincy Market in Boston, MA. The characters are lively, great food, drinks and entertainment. Lots to do, walk around and take in. Highly recommended!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 9 April 2023
  • Caroline C
    70 contributions
    A fun, buzzing area of London
    Love Covent garden. There is always an entertainer performing, great pubs, great shopping, markets and in the centre on the Piccadilly tube line. Don’t miss this area of London (Leicester sq, China town, Covent garden)
    Visited March 2023
    Written 10 April 2023
  • philip
    London, United Kingdom221 contributions
    A exquisite crafts & food market !!!
    Covent Garden market is open from Tuesday to Friday for food & the weekend for arts & crafts. We sometimes visit mid week, but more often on the weekends. They’ve had a apple market there for donkeys years, but sadly less English apples as there less apple orchards. On the food side there’s eat in or take away food if your hungry. At the weekend is arts & crafts, with all types of goods on offer from clothes to perfumes & many more. It opens at 10.30 & doesn’t close until 19.30, so there’s lots of scope to fit a few hours visit in or a few visits with the food & the crafts. And it’s all totally free & in a very nice part of London. I,ll be back.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 April 2023
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acs1984
Cockermouth, UK1,649 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
We had a look around Covent Garden whilst visiting the transport museum. There are loads of trendy shops and stalls plus some street entertainers. There are also a number of designer shops.
Written 21 February 2024
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SL
London, UK82 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Buzzing place and suitable for all ages. Can get very busy with people but it's a great place for food, drinks, nd Market stalls.
Written 16 February 2024
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Marianne R
Fuengirola, Spain231 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Although we'd intended to have an afternoon tea with champagne we were tempted by the 1917 offer.
In fact we discovered we were at the WRONG Ivy but kindly we were accommodated.

Still with champagne naturally....
Starters were delicious. ..chicken liver parfait. A little on the large side but that's not a complaint!
Shepherd's pie both attractively presented and delicious. Sole disappointing as served on the bone (was that mentioned?) Tasty but hard work to get at it

Totally rich creme brulee and raspberries with ice cream were attractive but basically a sundae.
A perfectly nice meal but nothing that would tempt us back when there is so much choice.

Service could have been better too ..
Written 12 February 2024
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Inker.said
19 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Lovely experience could not fault thanks to all who made us very welcome
Will be returning very soon
Thank you Alma you really made our day special
Written 10 February 2024
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Margaret M aka Smiler
Poole, UK126 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
I love Covent Garden and I love London! What a shame the public toilets in the centre of Covent Garden, where the musicians play, are so bad! The lady assistant was so rude, aggressive and non verbal despite talking continuously on her mobile . Just using arm and hand movements to push us away from the turnstile. I tried to understand her as did my friends, but she kept gesturing aggressively! She continued to talk on her mobile the whole time. Such a shame after a lovely meal at the Italian.
Written 6 February 2024
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tezpil
Portsmouth, UK4,650 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Always interesting to visit near Christmas with it's tree and decorations. Busy as ever but entertaining with its food outlets, shops and street entertainers.
Written 6 February 2024
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andrew&cath
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Booked a long weekend in London ,after walking for hours we all decided to visit Covent Gardens,what a fabulous area ,plenty of eating and drinking areas
Written 1 February 2024
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom55,299 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
We too a trip to Covent Garden. We wanted to visit the shops and the market stalls. See what was in the form of street entertainment. Maybe see if there was something interesting to eat or drink.

We ended up doing more browsing than shopping.
Written 28 January 2024
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Leon
London, UK17 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Covent Garden London is a lively cultural hotspot with something for everyone! From the bustling markets to the street performers, it's the perfect place to explore and experience the city's culture. The atmosphere is always lively, and the shops are full of unique finds. Whether you're looking for a souvenir or a quick bite, Covent Garden has it all!
Written 23 January 2024
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Chris
Hinckley, UK920 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We were in the area and had a quick walk around here. It was dark and quite busy. There are some nice shops inside and the area around here is nice to walk
Written 21 January 2024
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