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Covent Garden
In the heart of London’s West End, Covent Garden is one of the city’s most popular dining and entertainment hubs. Home to the Royal Opera House; several top theaters, including the Lyceum and the Donmar Warehouse; world-class restaurants; and many major brand-name stores, most travelers to London plan to explore this area while visiting.
 
The Basics
Covent Garden’s original purpose was as a convent garden, where Westminster Abbey monks would grow fruit and vegetables, some 500 years ago. In the 17th century, architect Inigo Jones built St. Paul’s Church (not to be confused with the cathedral) and the Covent Garden Piazza and the area started to take shape. In the streets around the market came theaters, coffee houses, and restaurants, turning the area into a nightlife hotspot.
 
The market arcades, built in the 1830s, were home to fruit, vegetable, and flower sellers. The original market was moved out of the city in the 1970s, and the arcades were redeveloped into stores and cafes. Nowadays, the piazza is famous for lively street performers, while the surrounding streets—Floral Street, Neal Street, Long Acre, and Mercer Street—offer some of the best shopping in London. Guided walking, bike, and taxi tours visit the area on a regular basis. It's also a stop on hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Covent Garden is wheelchair accessible.
  • For same-day theater tickets, visit the TKTS booth on Leicester Square.
  • St. Paul’s Church is known as “The Actor’s Church” for the area’s many theaters.
  • The churchyard has benches for visitors to sit and rest.
  • Covent Garden’s seven main streets converge at the Seven Dials sundial.
 
How to Get There
Covent Garden is located in the center of West End, London. The nearest subway (tube) station is Covent Garden on the Piccadilly Line. Leicester Square station is also a short walk away. The area is walkable from many other points in Central London and is a popular stop on historic walking and bike tours of the city. Hop-on hop-off buses also stop here.
 
When to Get There
Covent Garden is a public piazza and is open all day. The Apple Market stalls are open from 10am–6pm. Nearby stores, restaurants, and theaters, including the Royal Opera House, have their own separate opening times—check before visiting.
 
London’s Chinatown
A few streets away from Covent Garden, bordered by Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road is London’s Chinatown, filled with colorful shops and restaurants serving authentic East Asian cuisine. One of the city’s most popular destinations for cheap eats, the area is always buzzing with both locals and tourists.
Address: Covent Garden Market, London WC2, England
Admission: Free
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London's Must See's With A Local Insider: 100% Personalized & Private & 8 Hours

London's Must See's With A Local Insider: 100% Personalized & Private & 8 Hours

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Make your London adventure a personal one on a private 8-hour sightseeing tour. Your tailor made itinerary can include Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the city’s hidden gems, and much more. It's up to you. Thanks to the expert navigation skills of your Londoner guide, you’re able to explore in an efficient, but leisurely manner. Leave with exclusive tips on what to see, eat, and do with the rest of your vacation.
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  • 8 hours
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Introduction To London For New Residents

Introduction To London For New Residents

Get to know your new city and its local lifestyle with a true Londoner - try shopping for artisan goods at a food market like Broadway Market Explore your new neighborhood and discover the places that the locals love like The Capital Ring Walk Get acquainted with the area you’ve moved to, discovering its community spots and venues - the community project Pop Brixton makes everyone feel like a local Discover a side of London that matches your personality and interests, as your host leads you to the places where you can connect with like-minded people from Camden Square to Picadilly Ask any questions you have about life in the city, and get recommendations for bars, restaurants, coffee shops and neighborhoods which you’ll love - maybe over a glass of wine at Gordon’s Wine Bar or a coffee in Covent Garden
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  • 3 hours
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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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The British Museum is one of the UK’s largest and most visited museums, chronicling over two million years of human history. Make the most of your visit on this small-group tour, then marvel at London’s historic monuments on a guided walking tour, including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and the Houses of Parliament.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
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London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Gain a better understanding of London’s history, which stretches back to Roman times, on this walking tour of the city. Follow your guide around as he or she tells you interesting facts and tidbits about the past, and stop by well-known places, such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring you spend an intimate day with a small group of like-minded history buffs.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Ideal for history enthusiasts, this private history tour of London allows you to discover landmarks and legends that have shaped the modern capital. Alongside your guide, stroll through Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square, and amble past Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament. History-rich commentary reveals the prosperous, and often turbulent, past of London. Relish the opportunity to customize your itinerary and receive undivided attention from your personal guide on this private tour.
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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Guided Tour - Private Tour

British Museum & London City Center Westminster Guided Tour - Private Tour

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History buffs will be delighted by this historical tour of London, including the highlights of the British Museum. Alongside your private guide, witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, and see iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Ensure you don’t miss the best of the British Museum on a guided tour of its 8 million-strong collection of artifacts. Private tour ensures undivided attention and the opportunity to customize your itinerary.   
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
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The Cheese Tour - with glass of prosecco

The Cheese Tour - with glass of prosecco

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Guided tours are a great way to see the best of London, but trudging round the landmarks can lack a certain appeal. On this walking tour with a difference, starting in Mayfair, tuck into some of London's finest blue cheese, in a cheese counter that's been serving the whey too eager public for over 300 years. This place sells literally tonnes of Stilton every December! Fortnum & Mason is where even the royals get their dairy fix. Stop off in the last remaining store of Little Italy in Soho, dine on some of the best baked Camembert in Covent Garden.
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  • 2 hours
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The Morning Coffee Tour

The Morning Coffee Tour

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There are hundreds of coffee shops and cafés in central London, but without local knowledge, it’s impossible to know where to find the best brews. This 2-hour walking tour of Soho and Covent Garden is tailor-made for coffee lovers, so you can visit popular coffee houses and cafés, sample coffees from all around the globe, and receive insider tips on where to get your caffeine fix in the city.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Tour of London in a Classic Car

Private Tour of London in a Classic Car

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See London with your own private driver who shows you around the city in a classic Mini Cooper. During your two-hour tour, your driver-guide shows you both top attractions including St Paul's Cathedral, Houses of Parliament (aka Palace of Westminster) and Big Ben, and lesser-known favorites such as Borough Market — the oldest food market in London. Get an insider’s perspective on the best places to go in London and enjoy the fun of seeing the city in your own private car.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Walking Tour: Essential London and Hidden Gems

Private Walking Tour: Essential London and Hidden Gems

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The City of London and the City of Westminster are two of London’s most historic districts and home to many of the capital’s most famous landmarks. On this tour, benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide and enjoy a custom-made itinerary. Visit sights like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey; explore Covent Garden, Soho, and Trafalgar Square; then stop for a drink (own expense) at a traditional English pub.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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London In One Day - A Private & Bespoke Tour Itinerary

London In One Day - A Private & Bespoke Tour Itinerary

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Explore London on a full-day private tour and see the best the city has to offer. Visit key landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and a few famous filming locations as you listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of London. Customize the tour to your preferences and interests and create your own perfect tour of London with your guide.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Big Bus London Christmas Light Open-Top Night Tour

Big Bus London Christmas Light Open-Top Night Tour

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See London’s landmarks after dark without the strict schedules of a group tour. Hop on your Big Bus at Stop 21, the Victoria Stand, and experience our evening tour full of striking sights and photo opportunities. In the month of December, enjoy the added bonus of London's Christmas lights. With audio commentary available on board in 12 different languages, learn more about the English capital – its history, its culture, its vibrant nightlife – as you explore.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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See London from the streets, water, and sky with this great-value package that lets you explore London at your own pace. Easily reach top sights without spending a fortune on cab fare with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid for 1, 2, or 3 days. You’ll also get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel and glide past Parliament and Big Ben on a Thames River cruise (Fri-Sun only).
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Madame Tussauds London with Hop-on Hop-off Tour and River Cruise

Madame Tussauds London with Hop-on Hop-off Tour and River Cruise

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Explore London your way with a popular hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus that takes you directly to dozens of top attractions like Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and Downing Street. Take in views from atop the double-decker bus and ride as often as you like with a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket. This combo tour also includes admission to the legendary Madame Tussauds wax museum, where you can pose for selfies with models of your favorite celebs including Benedict Cumberbatch, Kim Kardashian, and the royal family.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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London Eye Fast-Track Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

London Eye Fast-Track Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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Have only a short stay in London? See the best of the city—and enjoy a variety of sightseeing experiences—with this convenient package. Begin with a hop-on hop-off bus tour: pick from 24-, 48-, or 72-hour passes, and cruise around town at your own pace. Then, head to the London Eye, where you’ll enjoy fast-track entry and sky-high views. This package also includes a river cruise which currently operates Friday to Sunday.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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SEA LIFE London Aquarium with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

SEA LIFE London Aquarium with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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Perfect for first-time visitors to London, this multi-part package includes many of the city’s key sightseeing experiences. Begin with a hop-on hop-off bus tour: with your 24-, 48-, or 72-hour passes, you can catch it where and when you wish. You’ll also enjoy entry to the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, will see London from the water’s edge on a Thames river cruise, and can join a free walking tour.
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  • 2 hours
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The London Dungeon with London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

The London Dungeon with London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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Enjoy a fun-filled, stress-free, and cost-effective way to explore London when you book this four-in-one package. Choose between 24-, 48-, and 72- hour passes to a hop-on hop-off bus, and you can look forward to seeing top sights like the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Then, enjoy the many rides and frights at the London Dungeon, plus a Thames river cruise and free walking tour.
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  • 2 hours
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London's West End Chocolate Tasting Tour and Cocktail

London's West End Chocolate Tasting Tour and Cocktail

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Our tours have been running since 2005. Our guides are passionate and knowledgeable and our relationship with the locations we visit is unique. We only take small groups of people on our tours and we only take you to places we genuinely love and think you will appreciate too. You'll learn lots of fun and interesting things about chocolate and about London and we promise you'll feel completely full of chocolate by the time we say goodbye. Please be aware this tour finishes in the bar so it can last longer than 3 hours!
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  • 3 hours
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London: Self-Guided City Experience

London: Self-Guided City Experience

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Let technology lead the way and take a tour when you want with this self-guided tour of London the provides directions and commentary through your Smart Phone and right into your earbuds. Use the system without eating up any Smart Phone data and explore at your own pace while learning about London’s history, heritage, culture, traditions, and landmarks.
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The Unexpected London

The Unexpected London "Christmas Tour"

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Mistletoe chandeliers, glistening berries, giant reindeer, beautiful Christmas trees, glittering tunnels, nothing signifies the approach of Christmas more than the glow of seasonal street lights in London. From mid November London starts lighting up: all its streets, all its shops, all its pubs turn into a collection of delightful twinkling lights. Enjoy the best of the festive period in Central London with a local friend who will guide you through hidden alleys and impressive venues to the rhythm of the best Christmas tunes of all times, to put you in the right Christmas mood straight away. From Covent Garden, to the Seven Dials, to the Strand, all the way to Piccadilly enjoy a jolly Christmas experience through lovely markets and many unexpected surprises. From Charles Dickens, to Shakespeare come and listen to anecdotes and stories of Christmas in London and get to know the area from a completely new angle.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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The London Cheese Crawl - with glass of prosecco @ 12pm

The London Cheese Crawl - with glass of prosecco @ 12pm

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Calling all curd nerds and turophiles - yep, there's a word for your love of cheese - London's finest cheeses are being wrapped up into a 2 hour walking tour! • The best cheese tasting bites all over London • Test your cheese knowledge with interactive cheese trivia! • Get to know the city through cheddar and mimolette! • Led by your friendly, knowledgeable local tour guide *EatWith is the world’s leading community for authentic food experiences with locals, in 130+ countries. Through dinner parties, supper clubs, cooking classes, and food tours in private homes and special venues, EatWith connects hand-selected local hosts with travelers seeking unique, immersive food experiences.
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  • 2 hours
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$57.22
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London's Grime & Punishment Tour

London's Grime & Punishment Tour

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Journey to London’s secret underworld on a walking tour that focuses on the capital’s macabre past. Perfect for visitors seeking an alternative sightseeing experience, this tour reveals London’s gruesome history and gives you an intimate glimpse into the city as you explore areas such as Seven Dials. Drury Lane, ad Covent Garden on foot.
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Private Walking Tour: Highlights of London with a Blue Badge Guide

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

Explore London’s iconic sights by foot on a 4-hour private tour, with an official UK Blue Badge guide. As you stroll from landmark to landmark, hear intriguing facts about the city’s heritage and culture, and enjoy photo stops at Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Learn about London’s medieval history and check out other star turns such as Covent Garden, Horse Guards Parade and the crowning glory, regal Buckingham Palace. If there’s something you want to see more of, talk to your guide about adjusting your itinerary to suit.
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  • 4 hours
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Range Rover City Tour in London

Range Rover City Tour in London

Rather than waiting for large groups and following a set itinerary, you’ll have a Range Rover at your disposal during this private tour. Whether you want to spend the day shopping on Oxford Street or traveling between top London attractions in luxury, your private driver helps you customize a personalized sightseeing itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
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