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Covent GardenA visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal point of Covent Garden, the market, has dominated the area ever since the Middle Ages when monks tended their market garden here. Since the 19th century the market has expanded. Watch out for mime artists - harmless but irritating. Covent Garden's side streets are a mecca for shop-hoppers because of the variety on offer. High Street outlets include Oasis, French Connection, Next, Hobbs, Marks & Spencer, Zara, All Saints and Mango. Menswear is available at Diesel, Replay, Firetrap and, for the smarter guy, Paul Smith. There are a huge number of women's fashion stores, while Neal Street is probably the best shoe shopping street in the capital, with numerous trendy outlets including Office and Size. If (perish the thought!) you tire of clothes shopping there are scores of excellent spots for a coffee. If you're still keen to shop remember to pay a visit to some of the excellent specialists shops in the area, selling anything from sweets to maps, cigars and cheese.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  32% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Covent Garden
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £124  36% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
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45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Covent Garden
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Covent Garden
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have it ... More
 
 
 
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Covent Garden
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the ... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Covent Garden
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
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45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Covent Garden
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Covent Garden, Portugal Street, WC2A | 5 minutes from Covent Garden
Bill Alexander directs Birmingham Repertory Theatre's musical adaptation of Raymond Briggs' children's story about the airborne adventures of a boy and his frosty friend. This staging ...More
 
 
 
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Royal Opera House
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Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Covent Garden
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Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
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London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Covent Garden
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Unit 10 The Piazza Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Covent Garden
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Godiva
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17 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Covent Garden
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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Brasserie Blanc
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35 The Market, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Covent Garden
TV chef Raymond Blanc brings his French accent to British dining with Brasserie Blanc, a chain of restaurants with branches in several UK cities including Bristol, ... More
 
 
 
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MEATmarket
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Meat Market, Jubilee Hall, 1 Tavistock Court, The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Covent Garden
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27 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Covent Garden
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Covent Garden
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33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Covent Garden
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The Salisbury
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Covent Garden
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Grays & Feather
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26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 2 minutes from Covent Garden
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Blame Gloria
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20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
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28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
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8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Covent Garden
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Seasonal | Until 1st January 2019 

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Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

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Strand Palace Hotel 2 minutes walk from Covent Garden

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The Lion King
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Theatre | Until 10th February 2019 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Covent Garden

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Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Covent Garden

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