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Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market is a bustling, thriving, colourful melting pot of entertainment, shopping, eating, drinking, music and theatre. Originally designed in 1632 by the architect Inigo Jones, the grand Italian style piazza was home to the largest fruit and vegetable market in Britain. Now the main piazza is filled with stalls selling antiques, clothes, and arts and crafts. Surrounding the courtyard are countless boutiques and shops.

The market is in the heart of theatre land and is over looked by some of the largest theatres in London as well as Covent Garden Opera House. However there as much entertainment to be found in the market as in these theatres; jugglers, mime artists, clowns, are just some the acts on display through the night and day. There is also a huge amount of bars, cafes and restaurants in and around the market which spill out onto the street when the London weather allows such continental behaviour.

New Covent Garden Market
SW8 5BH
Opening Times: Open Mon-Sat 12am-3pm
Entry Charges: Admission Free
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