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Covent Garden Market

City of Westminster, London
  • Leo D.
    "Great place to hang out and check out the street performers."(25 Tips)
    Marlyn Guzman
    "... street entertainers, market stalls (think it is Craft on Saturdays), lots of..."(4 Tips)
    "Leave yourself plenty of time to watch the street entertainers."(4 Tips)
    Aik S.
    "best paella and ice cream in London are here :D"(6 Tips)
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  • Tareq S.
    Tareq S.June 22, 2013
    Never miss this place/market if u intend to visit London. Such a great mix of luxury brands, hand crafted shops, weird shops, and restaurants. There are also lots of entertaining street performers.
  • May ♍.
    May ♍June 4
    At its best, Covent Garden Market can be a beehive of activity, with up to 3 levels of shops, bars, pubs and restaurants to explore. One of my fav spots is '21', an outdoor pizzeria, & 'Shake Shack' 
  • Saad M ™ ✔.
    When tourists say “Covent Garden” they mean the covered market in the center of the Covent Garden Piazza, but “Covent Garden” actually describes an entire neighborhood, Its my favorite spot in London
  • May ♍.
    May ♍June 4
    One of my fav spots in London & never more beautiful than at Christmas time. Filled with unique decorations, a large silver reindeer & beautiful Christmas tree, you cant help but feel jolly & festive
  • S Marks The Spots
    S Marks The SpotsJanuary 10, 2014
    Located in in the beautiful Covent Garden Piazza, the market itself is quite small but full of little antique gems. If you like vintage jewellery and quirky crafts you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Read more
  • Dra Elizalde ⚖ L.
    You try to eat in Paul's Boulangery, near to market on Bedford Street. And under the market try to eat paella, and listening violins!! Amazing place. I live it. For me the best market in London.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatApril 2, 2014
    Soak up the atmosphere here and check out the two separate markets - Jubilee and Apple. Go during the weekend for arts & crafts at Jubilee and artwork & jewelery at Apple!
  • Edgar E.
    Edgar EstevesAugust 20
    Awesome way to spend an hour or two going through the luxury or craft shops, grabbing a bite to eat, or watching the street performers.
  • Ministry of Waxing
    Ministry of WaxingApril 4, 2012
    You can find anything here from antiques to vintage clothes. While it’s crowded with tourists on most days, we love coming to watch the street performers on a beautiful summer’s day.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 26, 2012
    This London institution may appear too commercial and crowded to provide a characterful retail experience, but some quirky gems lift the experience. Read more
    Upvoted Oct 16
    HISTORY UKFebruary 15, 2011
    The square here was laid out by Inigo Jones in 1630, on land once used by the monks of Westminster Abbey as a garden, but confiscated by Henry VIII during the Reformation.
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  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 10, 2011
    Soak up the atmosphere here and check out the two separate markets - Jubilee and Apple. Go during the weekend for arts & crafts at Jubilee and artwork & jewellery at Apple!
    Covent Garden is one of my favourite places to go in London! Many shops and cafes inside along with commercial retail stores surrounding the area. Love it! Read more
  • May ♍.
    May ♍June 4
    You can find yourself getting really wrapped up in the ambience, no matter what the occasion is. Always boasts a number of unique stalls, which suits Londoners and tourists alike
  • Fahad H.
    Fahad H.November 2, 2014
    One of the must visit locations in London. There are a lot of handmade shops and brands. Its like old story of London.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Plenty of shops and cafes around here to eat in and buy things. There's a lot of street performers and therefore a lot of tourists so it can get busy.
  • Norman M.
    Norman McLeodSeptember 14, 2013
    Had a nice breakfast here on a Saturday morning before it got crazy with tourists. Surprising how chilled and quiet it was, but hugely enjoyable and the breakfast was pretty decent too!
  • Norah
    NorahSeptember 28, 2014
    When in London this is a place where you have to visit nice shops, variety of restaurants and fun entertainment from street performers
  • Cenker K.
    Cenker KöseMarch 30
    With it's cafes, restaurants, street art performers and market; this is the place, whenever I come to London, first I love to see!
  • Kit&kafoodle
    Kit&kafoodleOctober 14, 2014
    Lots of restaurants and a very busy market on the weekend. Cool nicknacks and random things to buy as well. Plus they have Ben's Cookies here too!!
  • Marlyn Guzman
    Marlyn GuzmanNovember 5, 2010
    I always find there is a great buzz around Covent Garden with street entertainers, market stalls (think it is Craft on Saturdays), lots of tourists, shops various eating and drinking establishments.
  • Stuart
    StuartAugust 31, 2013
    Leave yourself plenty of time to watch the street entertainers. Skilful artists who can keep you entertained for hours. Always busy with a great atmosphere
  • Gaby S.
    Gaby SilvaJuly 18, 2013
    "Jamie's Union Jack's" in the middle of the marjet serves AWESOME pizzas! Street performers can be bloody noisy and get in the way of a peaceful drink.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhillipsOctober 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the most atmospheric places in London, especially in the evenings when it really comes to life. Watch the street entertainers!
  • Stefania M.
    Stefania ManiAugust 20, 2014
    Absolutely lovely even though it's always overcrowded! Try the baked potatoes (next to the Transport Museum) they are delicious!!
  • Feras
    FerasAugust 21, 2015
    Drop by here on sunday to see the street performers, dont miss having your afternoon tea at Laduree. Have fun!
  • ilianna
    iliannaJanuary 3
    A MUST place to go. The whole area is very beautiful, especially when it's near Chrismas time when it's full decorated.
  • Sara M.
    Sara MoraisAugust 4, 2013
    You have to see it who your own eyes. If your lucky and it's sunny outside, it's definitely a place you don't wanna miss on a Saturday
  • Julie L.
    Julie LMay 11, 2015
    The architecture of the place is worth a visit. Very busy on the weekends but the quality of the stores is worth a visit.
  • Martin J.
    Great experience and mix of London in a small place. Just sit under the roof and enjoy the people around you.
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonMay 19, 2010
    The market is bustling with shoppers, tourists and performers on the weekend. Except for the many restaurants and cafes, there is also the famous Royal Opera.
  • Y P.
    Y PDecember 1, 2010
    Look for the performers in nautical. they have great quality. Also look for small corner cookies seller and taste hot cokkies with marsmellowed hot chocolate!
  • DenDo A.
    DenDo Al-OgaielFebruary 9, 2013
    There are 2 great old couple who make a personalized neckless, rings, bracelet & earrings & stuff ❤
  • Shamsa L.
    Shamsa LootahFebruary 16, 2015
    Great place to walk around. Check the street performers, cafés & the market. Best in the afternoons
  • Kelsey H.
    Kelsey HayesMarch 10, 2011
    Lots of fun shops, places to eat and street performers. Be wary that it can and does get crowded with tourists who don't know where they're going.
  • Fay
    FayJanuary 2, 2015
    Great market with different shops restaurants and coffee shops , you will find Shake Shake, ladurée
  • Emily C.
    Emily CrumeAugust 29, 2011
    Jump into a street performer's act... it may cost you 5 quid, but it is worth it to see a tutu'ed male wow the crowd! Read more
  • Kyoung Bok L.
    Kyoung Bok LeeJuly 8, 2014
    A joyful place with performances, delights, diners and shops. Never forget visiting Underground Museum nearby.
  • Melvin B.
    Melvin BartolomeJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good selection of shops & restaurants but when the place gets too busy, it's hard to move around the place without bumping into one another.
  • Paul L.
    Paul LebeauMay 31, 2012
    Great Market and if you like Architecture look up at the ceiling of this place and marvel. It's beautiful.
  • Nabil B.
    Nabil BazzariAugust 26
    Lovely..cafes shops restaurants street performers etc. Suday is beat day to go but very busy
  • Pratiti M.
    Pratiti MajumdarOctober 11, 2015
    A very lively market, you get things relatively cheap here. Nice restaurants in the market place too.
  • Jojo
    JojoJune 26, 2015
    So many things to see, do and buy. And a very entertaining variety of street performers :)
  • Iain M.
    Iain MunroSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    On food market Thursdays, don't miss the Boston sausage co. their triple m burgers are amazing.
  • Fatih K.
    Fatih KuranMay 17, 2015
    Very cosy and original place with shops, restaurants and street shows everytime you go there
  • Iain M.
    Iain MunroAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The food market is totz Amazeballs. Don't miss the chorizo choripan from portena. Lush!
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliJanuary 10
    Love the live performances in the courtyard and the market stalls with art and crafts
  • Majed A.
    The best place in London to hangout, eat, coffee or shopping.
  • Nuffzz Almubarak
    Nuffzz AlmubarakSeptember 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Market, music, shows, restaurants, cafes.. A place for everyone and everything 💕
  • Hamoud A.
    Hamoud AlDabbousSeptember 23
    Lovely place for people watching and talented guys shows . Good place to hangout with my wife and my baby boy
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