Dancers perform in Covent Garden.
A street entertainer in Covent Garden
The Royal Opera House is home to the Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera and the ROH Orchestra.
A historic pub in London's vibrant Covent Garden,
the Lamb & Flag was a favorite watering hole
of Charles Dickens.
The historic Market Building in Covent Garden
Catch the Vibes at Covent Garden
Covent Garden in Central London is a great spot for shopping, history and culture, amazing food and some of the West End's best entertainment.
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Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane. The traffic-free cobblestone square of Covent Garden Piazza is ideal for your first taste of Covent Garden. Enjoy free entertainment from street performers, then step inside the Market Building to browse food and craft stalls, as well as some big-name retailers.
The Apple Market in Covent Garden is found in the North Hall of the Marketing Building and is open every day of the week. There you can find British made crafts, jewelery, leather goods and more.
London's Royal Opera House forms one corner of Covent Garden's Piazza. Here you can see world-class performances by the Royal Opera or Royal Ballet companies or take a tour backstage to enjoy a glimpse behind the scenes of the sumptuous gilt-and-velvet decorated auditorium.
This world-famous theater is open during the day to the general public, as well as being open to ticket holders during performances.
Covent Garden is pretty much synonymous London theater. Whether you like drama or musicals, comedy or ballet, discover what's on in Covent Garden, and plan your night out at the theater.
The London Transport Museum explores the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, its culture and society since 1800.
London Transport Museum is a family-friendly attraction. Explore the then-and-now of one of the world's oldest public transportation systems with interactive exhibits and decommissioned vehicles.
Seven Dials' historic intersection of seven streets offers a diverse selection of shopping, English pubs, cafes, brasseries and restaurants. Seven Dials boasts a rich and varied heritage, from Dickensian times through to the birthplace of Monty Python’s Flying Circus in Neals Yard.
It's hard to believe nowadays, but Covent Garden was once one of London's biggest slums. If you've got a taste for the past, step back in time at the 18th century pub The Lamb & Flag (formerly known as the Bucket of Blood) and also visit London's oldest restaurant, called Rules.
For information visit Visit London