Covent Garden Updated: 4 months ago

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Covent Garden is an area located in the West End of London in the middle of the theatre district. It's a beautiful area with restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops, and boutiques.

Covent Garden is a district that many people coming to London visit. It is centrally located in the middle of the theatre district. This means that there are a lot of famous landmarks and tourist attractions nearby. The Apple Market is one of the most recognised places in Covent Garden. The market dates back to the 17th century when it was a fruit and vegetable market. Now it is home to many types of shops as well as restaurants. There are also markets selling unique handmade crafts and goods from Tuesday to Sunday. Monday is reserved for antiques and collectables.

Covent Garden is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. During the day, visitors can enjoy browsing through shops or listening to live music from street performers. There is often some form of live entertainment taking place in either the Apple Market building or on the square in front of St. Paul’s Church (not to be confused with St. Paul’s Cathedral).

There are a few things that you should keep in mind when visiting Covent Garden. First, be aware that it can be quite crowded, especially on weekends. If you’re looking to avoid crowds, come during the week. Second, many of the shops and restaurants here cater to tourists, so prices can be a bit high.

The square around the Apple Market building hosts the London Transport Museum where you can get back in time with regards to public transport in London. The Royal Opera House terrace provides a great view over the square and it is a lovely place to visit, especially when the weather is nice.

Covent Garden is not just the square, though. The streets next to the square also have plenty to offer. Floral Street has tens of clothing stores and so does the Long Acre one more road up from the square. Going North takes you to the Seven Dials area, which is also a very popular area for people interested in food and clothing. This is the general vicinity for shopping in London and you’re sure to find whatever you’re looking for in these streets.

Getting there

Covent Garden has its underground station, which is the fastest way to get to the square. The area is part of West End, so walking is also a good option if you want to visit Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square. The nearest train station is Charing Cross, roughly 10 minutes away by foot.

Nearby

Covent Garden is located in a central square in the West End, and you can find numerous places of interest, like many theatres. The London Transport Museum is next to Covent Garden, and the London Film Museum is on the next street. Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Chinatown are only a 10-minute walk away.

Nearest Stations

Covent Garden - 1 min

Piccadilly London Underground Zone: 1

Leicester Square - 6 min

Piccadilly Northern London Underground Zone: 1

Holborn - 7 min

Central Piccadilly London Underground Zone: 1

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