A square in the City of Westminster, London, Covent Gardens was a residential area back in the 1630s and the main fruits and vegetables market of the city for more than 300 years. The Covent Garden Market operated at the place for many years before it got moved to become a bigger market at Nine Elms, Wandsworth, south of the River Thames.
The square is now a great place for tourists and locals alike to shop, eat and explore its many restaurants and pubs, enjoy the street performances, and let their hair down when the sun goes down. The place is always packed and crowded as people flock here to experience the vibrant and rich mix of culture and history.
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