7 Interesting Facts About The Covent Garden

Here are some interesting things about the famous Covent Garden.

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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.

The Covent Garden Station

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.

The Covent Garden - Apple Market

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

The Covent Garden - Sign

The Covent Garden - Art Pieces at the Apple Market

The Covent Garden - West Piazza

Opening schedules:

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

The Piazza_covent garden

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

The Covent Garden - Piazza

The Covent Garden

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

The Covent Garden - Street Performers

The Covent Garden - Yoda

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.

The Covent Garden

The Covent Garden - Punch & Judy
View from the Balcony – Punch & Judy

The Covent Garden - North Hall

Shops Around Covent Garden

The Covent Garden - Chanel Store

The Covent Garden - The Tea Palace

Shops around Covent Garden

The Covent Garden Shops
The Covent Garden - The White Lion Pub

Stalls at the Covent Garden

The Covent Garden - Dior

The Covent Garden - Nag's Head

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.

Scene from the movie My Fair Lady; Photo courtesy of Lukehoney
Scene from the movie My Fair Lady; Photo courtesy of Lukehoney

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

Real Food Market

The Covent Garden - Real Food Market

The Covent Garden - Real Food Market

The Covent Garden - Real Food Market

The Covent Garden - Real Food Market

The Covent Garden - Real Food Market

The Covent Garden - Real Food Market

The Covent Garden - Real Food Market

The Covent Garden - Real Food Market

Nearest Underground Station:

  • Piccadilly Line – Covent Garden 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 berryduchess1B

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