Covent Garden market is held at Covent Garden Piazza and has offered antiques, clothing, crafts and food from over 40 stalls for around 300 years. The square was originally designed as a residential area, but today is one of the main entertainment areas in London.

Shops, street performers, pubs, bars, cinemas, theatres and over 1,000 places to eat are found in Covent Garden. There are affordable and expensive restaurants which serve Mediterranean, Chinese or traditional British dishes. Covent Garden has its own underground station and is believed to be the oldest inhabited area in London.

There are other attractions worth visiting near Covent Garden Square, such as the Jubilee Hall, St. Paul’s Church, Royal Opera House and London’s Transport Museum. The Theatre Museum, National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery are among the main attractions in the area.

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