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Come to Covent Garden and you're guaranteed the best of produce, both local and international – and the best of performance, both operatic and theatrical.

Covent Garden has been many things in its 500-year history – an elegant area of 17th century London; a notorious district of coffee and vice; and a thriving vegetable and fruit market, until the 1970s. Markets remain at the heart of the Covent Garden area, but so too does culture, with the Royal Opera House and the Theatre Royal both close by. But most visitors are drawn here for the Market itself, a beautiful covered Victorian arcade dating back to 1830.

Here you will find specialist vendors, selling everything from flowers, fruit, and organic meats to artistic works and gourmet coffees. There are also stalls and coffee shops, offering food and refreshments with a distinctly international flavour. Outside the covered arches, the square is given over to fresh farmers' produce, their stalls weaving a dazzling spectacle of colour and aroma. And once you've satisfied your urge to explore its markets, the local area has much to offer.

There are over 60 public houses and bars in the surrounding streets, many serving traditional English ales and hearty London cuisine. And there are 13 theatres close by, making this one of the entertainment hotspots of the West End. Musicals, plays and Shakespearean dramas are all played out here every night, making this one of the more exciting and bustling parts of town in the evening.

And the entertainment here isn't only of the formal variety. Covent Garden has a long tradition of street performers, going back to the time of Samuel Pepys. In 1662, he made the first mention of the slapstick puppet show of Punch and Judy. You may still catch these colourful hand-puppets – more likely you'll find mimes and acrobats, dancers and street artists. Variety is certainly the spice of life when you visit Covent Garden.


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The Waldorf Hilton, London
The Waldorf Hilton, London
4 out of 5
Aldwych, London, England
The price is Rs19,207 per night from 26 Mar to 27 Mar

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Covent Garden Market, Trafalgar Square and The British Museum. London Eye and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (996 reviews)
Excellent stay.

"Service was excellent. The room was big, comfortable and clean. Breakfast excellent the first day but had to have the box on second day which was not great."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2020

The Waldorf Hilton, London
The Resident Covent Garden
The Resident Covent Garden
4 out of 5
51 Bedford St, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Strand, Covent Garden Market and Lyceum Theatre. National Gallery and Trafalgar Square ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (551 reviews)

"Excellent Hotel with great staff, clean, quite, perfect location."…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2020

The Resident Covent Garden
The Hoxton Holborn
The Hoxton Holborn
4 out of 5
199 - 206 High Holborn, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The British Museum, Oxford Street and Royal Opera House. Russell Square and Aldwych Theatre ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (394 reviews)
wonderful

"Lovely stay. Great location and very helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

The Hoxton Holborn
One Aldwych
One Aldwych
5 out of 5
1 Aldwych, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of King's College London, Royal Opera House and Waterloo Bridge. Trafalgar Square ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (427 reviews)

"Top spot in London, amazing service and fab gym/health club"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

One Aldwych
Stayo Homes Covent Garden
Stayo Homes Covent Garden
3.5 out of 5
59 Shelton Street, London, England
The price is Rs9,248 per night from 26 Feb to 27 Feb

Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Market and Oxford Street. Lyceum Theatre ...

3.7/5Good! (111 reviews)
Would definitely stay again

"Really enjoyed staying here, it was clean, comfy (except the sofa bed) and perfect for our girls weekend. Excellent location, with Trafalgar Square down the road along with all other attractions within walking distance. The only thing I would say that is negatively was the apartment was really really ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2020

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Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
2 out of 5
143 The Strand, London, England
The price is Rs3,552 per night from 26 Feb to 27 Feb

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Trafalgar Square, London Eye and London Dungeon. Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are also ...

3/5 (522 reviews)

"Lovely lovely people!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
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