Covent Garden, London Overview

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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- Royal Opera House: The ROH is a performing arts venue and an opera house and houses The Royal Opera company and The Royal Ballet company

- Theatre Royal: Also known as Drury Lane, this is a Theatre famous for being visited by every head of state since the Restoration

- London Museum of Transport: This museum is a London heritage site, preserving and exhibiting the place’s transport network, its history, and its growth over the years, along with all aspects of transportation in the city, ranging from buses to tubes to trains

- St. Paul’s Church: It is also known as the ‘actor’s church’ due to its association with theatre dating back to when Theatre Royal, Drury Lane was opened in 1663.

How To Reach Covent Garden

Tube: Covent Garden Station- Piccadilly Line

Bus: RV1, 9, 13, 15, 23, 139, & 153

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