Covent Garden
Covent Garden
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksFlea & Street Markets
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
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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  • Redkitewatcher64
    Andover, United Kingdom1,848 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tourist spot in London
    A great place to stop off when visiting London. A real mix of craft stalls, expensive shops, tourist markets , restaurants and buskers entertaining crowds outside. A lovely place to walk around and people watch but it does get extremely busy and crowded . It is also very touristy , a lot of tourist tat and quite expensive
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 April 2023
  • Dave L
    Alstonefield, United Kingdom31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Selective shopping advised
    Plan your visit and select the best shops. Avoid the markets which are a waste of time. Highlights for us: Levis, The new Stetson shop, Gudrun (v friendly) Neals Yard cheese shop and Monmouth Coffee Company.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 May 2023
  • AnaPiussi
    London, United Kingdom1,018 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must go in London
    Lovely area. Restaurants, bars, cafes, shops. Etc. there are so many nice things in the piazza that is a must visit in London. They change their decor often to celebrate each event of the year, coronation, spring, Christmas etc. always local artists playing music or doing some other kind of shows. Really busy at weekends but a bit calmer during the week. A beautiful place overall.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 May 2023
  • Grover R
    Pensacola, Florida18,093 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Place for Restaurants and Souvenirs
    This is the center of London when it comes to restaurants, memorabilia retail and nightlife entertainment. We had the chance to also see it decorated for Christmas that made it better. Several of our dinners were here and even though a mile away from our hotel, it was an easy walk. My wife and daughter also spent some time here shopping for souvenirs.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 27 May 2023
  • June
    Singapore, Singapore42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for the vibes
    Covent Garden is a great place to window shop and look at the variety of knick-knacks on sale. It felt relatively safe for us and we took a few pictures before leaving. I would recommend spending about an hour or so here before moving on to your next destination.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 5 June 2023
  • Shauna M
    Denver, Colorado21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clean good food good shops
    Very clean, lots of shops, lots of restaurants very crowded. If you’re looking for a wide variety of places to shop, this is for you. You have everything from handmade scarves to handmade jewelry to designer clothing shops. You could find anything you want to eat here including Asian local pubs, random fusion restaurants. Lots of things to do for everybody in the family. Amazing scenery. In general a good day out.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 June 2023
  • HertsSkins
    Hertfordshire, United Kingdom52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    best place to visit if vistor from abroad . the first must place to go as is totally different experince
    the market is a place where ive never seen anywhere .. great bargains to be had. and the atmosphere is nothing you get anywhere.. local canals. with boat trips if want. but its so chilled with many local eats or pubs. amy whine house statue is in market where she was born there.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Calum J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Epic sceeeeeenes
    I had the bottomless brunch here with some friends, all of us have VERY big appetites and we felt no judgment from mthw staff at all! They kept all our drinks full and the food and vibes flowing the whole time we were there, I'd 100% recommend to the hungry passer by :) also Eshita who served us was really helpful and friendly. great stuff
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • EdzheBaisa
    Istanbul, Türkiye28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit
    Great plase to see. Very close to theatre, Clubs, bars. Right place if you like street shows. If you visit by tube; better to prefer tothenam court road station
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 July 2023
  • ladytwinpeaks
    Kent, United Kingdom66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Full of street entertainers, atmosphere was great.
    Stopped off at Covent Gardens and was entertained by various entertainers, had a bite to eat and drink from one of many options available. The undercover stalls were selling a great choice of different items. Very busy with lots of people enjoying a bit of sunshine at the weekend. The Tube station was convenient access to all London stations
    Visited August 2023
    Written 6 August 2023
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Braindamagedbaron
Newark-on-Trent, UK375 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Covent Garden is a gem in the centre of London. A lovely market full of interesting shops and stalls that manages to merge the traditional with contemporary and not be at all tacky. We stopped at Covent Garden by chance really, we had no plans to go there but were extremely pleased that we did. An excellent couple of hours, a nice bit of lunch made the visit very enjoyable.
Recommended.
Written 7 April 2024
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john533
Madeley, UK436 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We popped here in the morning then lunch time earlier it was nice and quite but soon feeled up we went round the market it's a lot cheaper here than getting souvenirs here than in souvenirs shops around London like I brought a zip up jacket with a small badge saying london was £15 if I'd have brought that in another souvenir shop it would have been a lot more expensive
I had a Greek gyro from one of the street food stores around Covent Garden this really nice
Nice and fresh lots of salad and very tasty lots to see here and do
Written 28 March 2024
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Ευθύμιος Καραπιστόλης
Ilioupoli, Greece126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The biggest market i have ever seen. It has everything you can imagine to buy such as clothes souvenirs and there is a ton of different delicious street food to try.
Written 24 March 2024
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Matthew M
Farmington, NY290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
My 13 yo daughter loved it. They have Glossier which is apparently a really big deal. It’s a nice setting for the different shops.
Written 10 March 2024
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Adrian S
Leamington Spa, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
An easily walkable, well spaced crawl amongst Covent Garden, easily avoiding tourist pubs, sampling a decent selection of cask ales, amongst some of central London’s historic inns.
Written 6 March 2024
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AustintoBoston
Boston, MA339 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Wasn't a fan of this area of the city. Felt very manufactured and definitely lacking the charm that some of London's other neighborhoods find with ease. We came here one night after seeing a show at the Prince of Wales theatre in hopes of getting a drink. We managed to get one, but nothing that was special, let alone memorable. Not much nightlife going on here either for a Saturday. It was pretty quiet which felt weird for a big city.
Written 5 March 2024
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belinda kambua
Mtito Andei, Kenya20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very historical place with lots to see.very beautiful amazing views.Very many shops and restaurants .you must add this in your bucketlist.
Written 5 March 2024
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Mariela and John
Paris, France10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a great place to find your winter clothes with quality and great prices. You can find a cashmere winter coat for $99.00. They also have a lot of vintage item of all kind. It is a very interesting place to visit. The transportation museum is near by and it is surrounded by high end restaurants. It’s a wonderful place to spent your day .
Written 4 March 2024
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2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Mr Akhil was very polite and helpful! He patiently explained all the flavours, we requested him to suggest the best seller as well. Excellent service and quality of ice cream.
Written 1 March 2024
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acs1984
Cockermouth, UK1,649 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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