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Covent Garden, London

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Head to Covent Garden for one of London's liveliest street scenes. A former covered vegetable garden, the area now offers a collection of cafes, restaurants, and shops. You'll find a global range of cuisines, from Japanese and Indian to French and British, and diverse shops offering various clothing styles, art, gourmet foodstuffs, and much more. Even if you're not hungry or interested in shopping, you can still find plenty of entertainment from the street performers. Watch magicians execute their tricks as buskers' songs fill the air. Before heading off, be sure to snap a few photos of the Royal Opera House's detailed facade. Theatergoers fill the area in the evening, but you'll likely find it bustling no matter when you visit. Add Covent Garden and other attractions to your London trip itinerary using our London online trip maker.
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  • I rarely walk through London without dipping in and out of Covent Garden; not for the shops (though it's lovely to check out the window displays); not for the restaurants (though there is a wide...  more »
  • Fun place to see. They have outdoor seating at restaurants as well as live entertainment. Upscale shopping and there is an Apple Store  more »

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