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Things to do in Covent Garden

Discover what's on in Covent Garden, London. From restaurants, pubs & cocktail bars to high street & designer shopping.

1- Check out the street performers.

Covent Garden Street Performers

Covent Garden is known for its street performers who are actually decently good! They have to audition for their time slots and people often line up to watch them. Get to the main square in Covent Garden and you won’t miss them.

2. Visit Seven Dials.

Seven Dials Covent Garden

Seven Dials lies in the heart of London's West End sandwiched between Soho and Covent Garden and you will find a historic intersection of seven streets that offer a wealth of retail and gourmet goodies.

3- Shop the markets.

Apple Market Covent Garden

Even if you’re not up for shopping, it is a must to walk around the markets filled with artisanal stalls selling handmade goods such as jewelry, prints, watercolours and beautifully crafted cards from Tuesday through Sunday. On Monday, the Apple Market hosts antiques and collectible stalls.

4- Visit the London Transport Museum.

London Tranport Museum

Visit the London Transport Museum and learn about the history of the Underground and the rest of London’s transportation system. Don't want to pay to see the museum? At least visit the awesome souvenir shop, which has some of the best tube ­themed items we've ever seen in London.

5- The Top Secret Comedy Club

Top Secret Comedy Club London

Central London is absolutely brimming with some of the finest quality comedy in the world and over the past few years, this new club has been at the heart of that. Keep an eye on their social networks as they often have free preview shows starting at 7 PM before the main show kicks off.

6- Royal Opera House.

Royal Opera House London

London's Royal Opera House forms one corner of Covent Garden's Piazza, although its main entrance is on Bow Street. Here you can see world-class performances by the Royal Opera or Royal Ballet companies.

7 - National Gallery.

London National Gallery

The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. It’s pretty easy to forget that you can see works of art by the actual Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, and Claude Monet for FREE 361 days a year.

8. Grab some street snacks.

Cupcakes Covent Garden

If you get a little bit hungry while walking in Covent Garden, there are loads of places where you can get "street snacks". Cupcakes from Lola's Cupcakes, hot and delicious cookies from Ben's Cookies, plenty of places to grab some ice cream, the truth is you can find anything you want.

9 - Go Shopping.

Shopping Covent Garden London

Neal Street is known for its shoe shops and King Street is lined with high­end fashion options. There are also TONS of beauty shops, many major beauty brands have shops there, including Charlotte Tilbury.

10- Telephone Boxes.

Telephone Boxes Covent Garden

The best spot in Covent Garden for an Instagrammer. Get to the Royal Opera House, walk to adjacent Bow Street, find the Zizzi’s restaurant and right next to it is a row of red telephone boxes alongside a beautiful statue of a dancer. This is also a good spot to sit for a second and rest your feet!

11 - Restaurant & Bars

Restaurants Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a foodie’s paradise. Whether it’s breakfast or brunch, pre-theatre dining or burgers alfresco, the neighborhood is filled with a diverse array of gastronomic options to suit all taste buds, morning ‘til night. There are also some great bars where to sip cocktails, wine and beer, and where to look for live music.