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Covent Garden Market

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City of Westminster, London
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  • 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)
    Stuart
    "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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  • May ♍.
    May ♍June 4, 2016
    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
  • May ♍.
    May ♍June 4, 2016
    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' 
  • 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.
    Upvoted Feb 23
  • Saad M ™ .
    Saad M ™ 🔱August 27, 2016
    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, 2016
    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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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, 2016
    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
  • HISTORY UK
    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.
  • THE REMOVALS LONDON
    THE REMOVALS LONDONJanuary 2, 2016
    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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Cenker K.
    Cenker KöseMarch 30, 2016
    With it's cafes, restaurants, street art performers and market; this is the place, whenever I come to London, first I love to see!
  • 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
  • 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!!
  • Maryam A.
    My favourite , you can find food 🥘 🥘 ,entertainment specially the one in the basement (music band ) although the shopping is worth, I totally recommend it.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ahmad ..
    Ahmad .MFebruary 17
    Wonderful place 👌🏻 i liked the open shopping area. Recommended to be here for sure. Restaurants, cafes, shopping store etc. Very live place
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • ilianna
    iliannaJanuary 3, 2016
    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.
    Martin JonassonJune 21, 2016
    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.
  • Shamsa L.
    Shamsa LootahFebruary 16, 2015
    Great place to walk around. Check the street performers, cafés & the market. Best in the afternoons
  • 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 ❤
  • Fay
    FayJanuary 2, 2015
    Great market with different shops restaurants and coffee shops , you will find Shake Shake, ladurée
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ali A.
    Ali Al-HamidahAugust 3, 2016
    Lively place , nice market and good resturant for a quick bite
  • 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, 2016
    Lovely..cafes shops restaurants street performers etc. Suday is beat day to go but very busy
  • Jojo
    JojoJune 26, 2015
    So many things to see, do and buy. And a very entertaining variety of street performers :)
  • Pratiti M.
    Pratiti MajumdarOctober 11, 2015
    A very lively market, you get things relatively cheap here. Nice restaurants in the market place too.
  • Fatih K.
    Fatih KuranMay 17, 2015
    Very cosy and original place with shops, restaurants and street shows everytime you go there
  • James C.
    James CoakesOctober 30, 2015
    One of the most vibrant places to sit and watch in London. The birthplace of Punch & Judy too, so that's nice.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Nicholas B.
    Go into the centre of the market - they tend to have live music around the place on Saturdays
  • Majed A.
    Majed AlashariJune 18, 2016
    The best place in London to hangout, eat, coffee or shopping.
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliJanuary 10, 2016
    Love the live performances in the courtyard and the market stalls with art and crafts
  • Hamoud A.
    Hamoud AlDabbousSeptember 23, 2016
    Lovely place for people watching and talented guys shows . Good place to hangout with my wife and my baby boy
  • Joanna S.
    Joanna SuchomskaFebruary 21, 2015
    Nice place to walk around, a variety of shops and stalls. Might get a bit crowded.
  • Leo D.
    Leo De W8erApril 9, 2015
    Great place to hang out and check out the street performers.
  • Sos OrzaStudio
    Sos OrzaStudioApril 7, 2011
    Covent Garden is a must visit area full of restaurants, pubs, shops, opera, theatre and street performers.
  • Louise C.
    Louise CMay 23, 2011
    The market has some fabby home creations, make sure you take plenty cash. Such a lovely atmosphere
  • Hui-ern N.
    Hui-ern NgOctober 19, 2015
    Always nice to be at Covent Garden
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RainesAugust 2, 2012
    Jacob's ladder farm has a great burger, make sure to get the cheese on it.
  • RoughChic
    RoughChicMarch 25, 2012
    If you're looking for little boutiques with unique products go to Covent Garden Market!
  • Dimitris L.
    Dimitris LadasNovember 10, 2016
    One of the nicest attractions of London. You cant miss it
  • Karen D.
    Karen DDecember 22, 2010
    Awesome for furry hats! Also the Seagar and pipe shop is lovely, and the Tea Palace does some awesome teas.
  • Evren A.
    Evren AkgülFebruary 1, 2015
    A wonderful spot for street acts. Also a lot of shops around.
  • Hugo W.
    Hugo WFebruary 16, 2012
    On Thursdays There's an unbelievable food market here. Empanadas are excellent!
  • Ann M.
    Ann MarieJanuary 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, do not wear anything with a heel, the pavements around are very uneven and picturesque rather than flat.
  • Ana V.
    Ana VitikDecember 25, 2014
    Buy olives and pastriea, have a glass of wine with friends and a cup of chestnuts in winter ; )
  • Martin J.
    Martin JeszkeDecember 3, 2011
    Great market with plenty of variety and choice. Cool place to go. Good atmosphere!
  • Karolina K.
    Karolina KellyAugust 30, 2016
    Very nice place full of people. Many different kinds of shops - from Dior to ice cream.
  • Seyda C.
    Seyda CaskurluJune 29, 2015
    Place to spend time - small shopping and have a rest during the day..
  • Ferhat D.
    Ferhat DönmezJune 1, 2015
    Where England is established!.. Especially market is so spectecular and lifeful. There is no hot-dog seller anymore. It's bad :/
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BFebruary 21, 2016
    Cool market to hang around in and catch a snack. Good for rainy days too
  • Ghada
    GhadaOctober 21, 2015
    Everything!! Photoshots..food..ppl watching and street talents!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChenSeptember 23, 2016
    lots of street performers here. Tip them to support their work!
  • Iain M.
    Iain MunroFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Karantania deli - have their cevapcici bun. Utterly delicious and enormous.
  • Alina Grace
    Alina GraceJuly 3, 2015
    I absolutely loved this place. So quaint and the energy was awesome!!!!
  • Bahareh
    BaharehOctober 29, 2015
    My favorite place in London. There are a variety of cafes to hang out in and road shows to be mesmerized by. Spend your whole day here.
  • Benny G.
    Benny GhasediApril 21, 2012
    its good to hangout in night and drink and eat in nice bars and resturant
  • Nuffzz
    NuffzzSeptember 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Market, music, shows, restaurants, cafes.. A place for everyone and everything 💕
  • Sandro D.
    Sandro Di SimplicioJanuary 1
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to have time to listen to people singing opera!
  • Katie H.
    Katie HawksworthOctober 8, 2013
    The little shops are always great to have a look round. The electric atmosphere is added to by the street performers.
  • Bhan L.
    Bhan LamMarch 31, 2015
    Scotch eggs! Very salty though. (Classic)
  • Aggie
    AggieMarch 9, 2014
    Really nice but a little bit expensive market.Definitely worth visiting though!!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MurphyOctober 13, 2011
    Farmer's Market on Thursdays offer some nice freshly cooked local produce.
  • Marlyn Guzman
    Marlyn GuzmanOctober 7, 2010
    Restaurants, cafés and bars line the piazza, offering great views of this daily spectacle. IN Wetmisntet
  • Núria R.
    Núria RullFebruary 8, 2015
    Variety of shops, but a bit crowded.. Worth to visit once
  • Leia S.
    Leia SopataOctober 21, 2016
    Make sure to go upstairs to see the pubs and restaurants.
  • May ♍.
    May ♍February 25, 2015
    One of the best local markets in Britain. Great shops and stands with a fantastic selection as well as great food. Covent Garden Market is always entertaining whether it's summer or winter
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerDecember 30, 2014
    Crowded, but some fun booths for rings or little items. Worth walking through but not staying.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaMay 4, 2016
    Street artists & vendors with crafts. Lots of shops & cafes.
  • Magnus H.
    Magnus HultbergDecember 11, 2009
    Just had some really aromatic and spicy thai inspired spinach and bean soup from @eatlikeagirl market stall in Covent Garden. Must try!
  • Valerie H.
    Valerie HSeptember 26, 2015
    The latest exhibition at my favourite place ❤️
  • Lisa X.
    Lisa XYZJune 9, 2014
    Beautiful market. Perfect for tourists who try to find some souvenirs.
  • İlke G.
    İlke GüntanApril 12, 2013
    It is full of stalls and joy. Don't miss it, it can make your day!
  • Ines M.
    Ines MakasMarch 31, 2015
    Perfect for strolling around, discovering new things and staring at strangers.
  • Delfin V.
    Delfin VassalloSeptember 5, 2011
    Don't miss the breast milk ice cream from IceCreamists, inside the market :oP
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeNovember 23, 2014
    In autumn, there are market stalls selling food, drinks and baked goods.
  • Ozan A.
    Ozan ArdorOctober 13, 2014
    Fantastic market to see...dont come with the ladies ,guys or leave your vallet at home...
  • flânerie f.
    The paella looks very popular!
  • Sony Xperia™ Football
    Sony Xperia™ FootballSeptember 28, 2011
    Packed with stalls, shops, restaurants and cafes. Why not spend some time watching the street performers?
  • Fatima Al Slail
    Fatima Al SlailSeptember 23, 2014
    وصلت لندن؟المكان لازم توصل لة،محلات هوت كوتيور،حرف يدوية،مطاعم كوفي شوب،ماركت مفتوح كامل يطبخ قدامك من كل الأشكال والأنواع وفية عروض بالشارع واي فاي مجاني ومحطةالمترو جنبة.. يوم كامل يحتاج 10AM-7PM
  • Tooshz ( Faten B)
    Tooshz ( Faten B)September 26, 2015
    اذا انتم في لندن لا تفوتون الكوفنت قاردن .. عروض حين ممتعه وخيارات متعدده من مختلف المحلات والماركات والاشياء الغريبة و تنوع كبير في المطاعم بكل أنواعها .. بجد لازم تتجولون هنا
  • MUNA A.
    MUNA ALGHAILANINovember 5, 2015
    Great place. يعجبني هالمكان وايد من اكثر الاماكن الي احب اقضي يومي فيها.العروض حلوه والرسامين رسمهم كيوت وكاركتيري حلو للذكرى.الكافيهات ماعليها كلام. يعني باختصار الكوفنت غاردن تناسب كل الاذواق
  • Fabiola V.
    Fabiola VillagranMarch 28, 2016
    Encuentras prestigiosas marcas de cosméticos, accesorios, bocadillos, postres, etc. Visítalo es un lugar muy vivo y concurrido 😃
  • EMT A.
    EMT AlmMay 23, 2016
    بالنسبة لي افضل منطقة في لندن .. بعيدة عن زحمة الشوارع.. و المقاهي حلوه خصوصا الي يكون فيها دورين
  • Mariana F.
    Mariana FilizolaAugust 21, 2015
    Não dá pra perder esta visita para quem gosta de mercado de artesanato. Muito peculiar. Se for, almoce no Jamie Olivier. Compre um chocolate na Godiva e seja feliz.
  • Elisa
    ElisaMarch 18, 2012
    Hermoso mercado. Una muy buena opción para degustar la gastronomía internacional. Están los mismos locales que se disfrutan en el Borough Market. Muy recomendable
  • Katha H.
    Katha HillJanuary 2, 2016
    Super schön zum rumlaufen, Geschäfte bummeln, Menschen beobachten und um lecker zu Essen und zu trinken
  • Mohd A.
    Mohd A1 week ago
    مجمع جميل ، ووراه مجمع اسميه حراج ابن قاسم البريطانيين فيه شيبان وعجز يبيعون اشياء تراثيه ، عندكم بعد بالكوفنت العروض اللي برا وعندكم المحلات وكمان المطاعم والكوفيات ، يستحق الزياره
  • Alerrandro C.
    Alerrandro CorreaJune 2, 2015
    Boa opção para almoço, passeio e compras depois de sair da National Gallery ou do Museu do Trânsito. Sempre tem algum show de música clássica.
  • Zülal T.
    Zülal TanrıvermişAugust 2, 2015
    Burada yemek yemeden dönmeyin.Özellikle akşamları ve yılbaşında mükemmel❤️
  • María G.
    María GarcíaJune 10, 2016
    Una zona preciosa y con mucho ambiente para pasear, comer y disfrutar.
  • Eujean
    EujeanSeptember 7, 2015
    Imperdible. Espectáculos en la calle. Las mejores tiendas de indumentaria. Vino y jazz, eso hay que hacer.
  • Daniela 🤖 T.
    Daniela 🤖 TafoyaSeptember 18, 2014
    La tienda de los moomins es lo máximo, además tienen buena comida y el ambiente por las noches vale la pena
  • Amaal A.
    Amaal AlOtaibiNovember 22, 2014
    الوجهه الأفضل خلال الويك اند، عروض محلات ومطاعم وجو ونيس جدا ❤️ نص يوم يضيع هناك
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Alipe
    AlipeDecember 14, 2015
    Actuaciones en vivo, música, tiendas, restaurantes: la vida en la calle! Un 10!!
  • Omar M.
    Omar Muñoz Loya2 weeks ago
    increíble lugar, súper agradable. Muy divertido cuando hay performers. Recomendadísimo que lo visiten.
  • Elisa
    ElisaApril 1, 2012
    De mi blog de turismo, el ambiente de Covent Garden http://elisaserendipity.blogspot.com.ar/2010/04/londres-personajes-en-covent-garden.html
  • Boris G.
    Boris GoldenbergMay 28, 2014
    Lindo lugar para un paseo a la tarde o tardecita. Se recomiendan los lugares de comida de adentro del mercado.
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