Covent Garden Station

7 Interesting Facts About The Covent Garden

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.

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Covent Garden

Covent Garden

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.

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Covent Garden_Jubilee Market Hall

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On Mondays, the Apple Market is dedicated to antiques and collectables.

Opening schedules:

  • The Covent Garden Piazza is always open.
  • Shops
    • Mondays – Saturdays – 10 AM until 7 PM
    • Sundays – 11 AM until 4 PM

Covent Garden Piazza

Covent Garden Piazza

Covent Garden Piazza

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!

– Londontopia.net

Covent Garden Piazza

Covent Garden Nags Head

Covent Garden Red Telephone booth

4. Covent Garden is the only district in London to have a license for street performers and entertainers.

Covent Garden Street Performers

Covent Garden Street Performers

Covent Garden Street Performers

5. If you are keen to theatres and museums then you have a number to choose from:

Theatres:

  • Adelphi Theatre
  • Aldwych Theatre 
  • Duchess Theatre
  • Fortune Theatre

Museums

  • London Film Museum
  • London Transport Museum.

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Shops Around Covent Garden

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Covent Garden

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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.

Covent Garden Piazza

7. In August 2007, Covent Garden launched London’s first food Night Market.

Real Food Market

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Covent Garden

Covent Garden

Covent Garden

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Covent Garden

Covent Garden

Covent Garden

Covent Garden

Covent Garden

Nearest Underground Station:

  • Piccadilly Line – Covent Garden Station

Piccadilly Circus London Station

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Sources:
coventgardenlondonuk.com
famouswonders.com/covent-garden
londontopia.net
marlerandmarler.co.uk
standard.co.uk
travelstay.com

Let curiosity lead the way.

– Anonymous

xoxo berryduchess

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