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  • Address: Covent Garden Market, London WC2, England
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  • Admission: Free

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Covent Garden

Covent Garden is an area of London centered on a popular covered market in the heart of London. Once a monks' convent garden in the 13th century, it quickly developed into a fruit and vegetable market for the city, was redeveloped in 1630 by the Earl of Bedford to be ringed by fashionable residences modeled on Italian piazzas, then became a center for theater and opera. Today the covered market building is a home to shops selling gourmet and specialist foods and souvenirs. The Royal Opera House remains located in Covent Garden, and the piazza area is long famous for its street performers.

Within the wider area known as Covent Garden are many more theaters and a wonderful tangle of narrow streets full of some of London's best shops. Floral Street, Long Acre, Shorts Gardens, Neal Street and Mercer Street have some of London's best and most diverse shopping, leading towards the area Seven Dials, where seven streets converge.

Practical Info

Covent Garden tube station is right in the heart of this district - be warned, it can get very crowded on weekends. Coming out of the station, you can either head down to the market and piazza area or into the delightful small surrounding streets.

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Private Custom Tour: London in a Day, London, null
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Private Custom Tour: London in a Day

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Put together your perfect day in London, and see the sights that you want to see on this half- or full-day tour with a private local guide. Customized ...  Read more

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Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: London Walking Tour, London, Custom Private Tours
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Private Tour: London Walking Tour

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Enjoy a private walking tour of London. Visit London's most iconic landmarks in the Royal City. Relax and soak in the sights, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, ...  Read more

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Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden Tour with Afternoon Tea in London, London, City Tours
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Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden Tour with Afternoon Tea in London

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes (approx.)

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Small Group Tour: London Historical Walking Tour, London, Walking Tours
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Small Group Tour: London Historical Walking Tour

Start off your trip to London with a 2.5 hour small group tour detailing the city’s history. Our attentive guides will take you through the city’s center, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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3-Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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3-Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of London and see all the biggest and most famous and historical sights. Hear the chimes of Big Ben, visit Trafalgar Square, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: London Photography Walking Tour from Trafalgar Square to Covent Garden, London, ... 
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Private Tour: London Photography Walking Tour from Trafalgar Square to Covent Garden

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Private Walking Tour: Highlights of London with a Blue Badge Guide, London, Photography Tours
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Private Walking Tour: Highlights of London with a Blue Badge Guide

Enjoy a 4- hour walking tour of London and see all the biggest and most famous and historical sights. Hear the chimes of Big Ben, visit Trafalgar Square, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho, London, Walking Tours
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Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho

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Check out London’s best ale houses on a 4-hour historical pub tour of the West End! Led by a friendly local guide, your tour includes visits to five ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Cupcake and Macaron Walking Tour of London, London, Bar, Club & Pub Tours
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Cupcake and Macaron Walking Tour of London

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Treat your sweet tooth to a tour of London and discover the capital’s finest cupcakes and macarons! The 2.5-hour walking tour includes seven samples at ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, London, Food Tours
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the sights of London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus as you admire 360-degree views of top attractions and listen to captivating commentary. Use ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $23.83

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