1. The name of this famous place, Covent Garden, was a spelling mistake. It was supposed to be CONVENT GARDEN, the market garden of the convent of Westminster Abbey.
2. From different choice of food, clothings, souvenirs to interesting antique pieces, the Covent Garden will have you covered. There are three markets in the Covent Garden:
- Apple Market
- Jubilee Market
- East Colonnade Market.
On Mondays, the Apple Market is dedicated to antiques and collectables.
- The Covent Garden Piazza is always open.
- Mondays – Saturdays – 10 AM until 7 PM
- Sundays – 11 AM until 4 PM
3. When tourists say “Covent Garden” they mean the covered market in the center of the Covent Garden Piazza, but “Covent Garden” actually describes an entire neighborhood in London that used to have a, shall we say, red-light reputation. Now it’s popular with tourists and retailers. People still live there but with London property prices, you have to be a millionaire to be able to afford to live in former brothels!
4. Covent Garden is the only district in London to have a license for street performers and entertainers.
5. If you are keen to theatres and museums then you have a number to choose from:
- Adelphi Theatre
- Aldwych Theatre
- Duchess Theatre
- Fortune Theatre
- London Film Museum
- London Transport Museum.
Shops Around Covent Garden
6. Covent Garden Market was featured in Alan Lerner’s musical adaptation My Fair Lady. It is at the market that Professor Henry Higgins first encounters Eliza Doolittle selling flowers, on his return from a night at the opera.
7. In August 2007, Covent Garden launched London’s first food Night Market.
Real Food Market
Nearest Underground Station:
- Piccadilly Line – Covent Garden Station
Let curiosity lead the way.