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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

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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 £59  30% 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 £136  23% 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
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £219  23% off
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
 
 
 
 
Smith's of Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
56 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
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The Courtyard
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Saint Martin-in-the-Fields Church, 5 Saint Martin's Place, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Covent Garden
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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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Covent Garden
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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
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Covent Garden
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Covent Garden
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
 
 
 
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English National Opera: The Winter's Tale
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 27th February to 14th March 2017
Covent Garden, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from Covent Garden
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Stomp
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August - 8th January 2017
Covent Garden, West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Covent Garden
Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody speaks a word. Instead a group ...More
 
 
 
School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 12th February 2017
Covent Garden, Drury Lane, WC2B | 5 minutes from Covent Garden
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
 
 
 
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
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Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Covent Garden
This tiny shop in the heart of Covent Garden is crammed full of traditional toys but is probably most famous for its selection of toy theatres ... More
 
 
 
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Lush
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Unit 10 The Piazza Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Covent Garden
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
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
London > Restaurants >
Meat Market, Jubilee Hall, 1 Tavistock Court, The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Covent Garden
With queues stretching around the corner at their MEATliquor restaurant carnivores can rest easy now that Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins, the team behind the hugely ... More
 
 
 
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The Crusting Pipe
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
27 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Covent Garden
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Covent Garden
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Covent Garden
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Covent Garden
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Covent Garden
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The Marquess of Anglesey
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39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Covent Garden
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Covent Garden
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Covent Garden
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Adventure Bar, Covent Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
A former wine cellar, the Adventure Bar in Covent Garden is a subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, food, tunes and parties. ... More
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Covent Garden
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Covent Garden
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Covent Garden
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Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
Dance | Until 12th January 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Covent Garden

That great seasonal stalwart The Nutcracker starts playing at the Royal Opera House on 23rd November, offering families a fun ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Covent Garden

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from Covent Garden

The Royal Opera Chorus and The Royal Ballet fill Covent Garden's famous Piazza with song and dance before the Sugar ...More

 
Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Covent Garden

Richard Farnes conducts two casts including singers Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian, Anita Rachvelishvili and Dmitri Hvorostovsky in David Bosch's production ...More

The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Covent Garden

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The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Covent Garden

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Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
Foodie Events | Until 11th December 2016 

21 Slingsby Place 2 minutes walk from Covent Garden

If you're a fan of Ferrero Rocher, you won't want to miss Dolce by Ferrero Rocher, a pop-up dessert destination ...More

 
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2016 

St Martin's Courtyard 2 minutes walk from Covent Garden

St Martin's Courtyard, a pedestrianised, pretty shopping district in Covent Garden, reveals its new Christmas Lights on Thursday 17th November ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Covent Garden

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Covent Garden

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
 
 
 
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