"Covent Garden" Covent Garden Tip by phil_uk_net

Covent Garden, London: 166 reviews and 269 photos

  Covent Garden
by phil_uk_net

Covent Garden these days is a bit tacky for me and I tend to walk through fairly quickly. For many years it was the main fruit and veg market in London until this was moved in 1973. It is now a pedestrian zone with a variety of shops, pubs, and restaurants. There are a couple of open markets and it is also home to the London Transport museum. You will find lots of buskers and street entertainers here who, quite frankly, I find really boring but the tourists love them and clap along in unison.
The Crusting Pipe wine bar (part of the Davy Group) has a good selection of wine and a limited but quite good menu. In the courtyard outside there are normally music students playing some classical selections. The Punch and Judy pub is well known but very touristy. If you want to avoid the crowds you will be better off going to a pub or bar in one of the surrounding streets.
The picture was taken at Christmas a couple of years ago and shows a rather feeble attempt to create a German style Christmas Market.

Address: Covent Garden
Directions: Nearest Tubes, Covent Garden. Eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane.
Phone: +44 20 7836 5555
Website: http://www.coventgardenlife.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 2, 2002
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