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"Covent Garden" Covent Garden Tip by alfredop

Covent Garden, London: 163 reviews and 258 photos

  Covent Garden
by alfredop
  • Covent Garden - London
      Covent Garden
    by alfredop
  • Covent Garden - London
      Covent Garden
    by alfredop

For over 300 years, London's main market for fruit and vegetables operated at Covent Garden. Increasing congestion led to its being moved to a new site south of the river in 1974.

When the barrowboys and the vegetables moved out the site was revamped as a modern shopping area

Nowadays the halls where the fruits and vegetables were sold are now used by cafes and stalls that sell a variety of items like clothing and jewelry

Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E
Directions: Nearest Tubes, Covent Garden. Eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane.
Phone: +44 20 7836 5555

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 21, 2003
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