Covent Garden Market

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Covent Garden

This London institution may appear too commercial and crowded to provide a characterful retail experience, but some quirky gems lift the experience. The colonnaded nineteenth-century Piazza building houses Apple Market, where tourist-friendly crafts are the staple, as well as cutesy chain stores – although it’s worth keeping a look out for independents still holding their ground such as Eric Snook’s Toyshop and the specialist tobacconist/cigar shop Segar & Snuff Parlour. Over in the South Piazza, Jubilee Market is a little more eccentric: Mondays are for antiques lovers while Tuesday to Friday sees a hotch-potch general market including clothing and household goods. Saturdays and Sundays are reserved for arty knick-knacks and crafts largely geared toward touritst.

Venue name: Covent Garden Market
Address: Covent Garden Piazza
Opening hours: Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 11am-6pm
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden or Charing Cross
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Kemi O

Really wonderful market with a large selection of cool bits from handmade scarfs, to bespoke perfumes - this market has it all!

Staff Writer

Probably the best market in London. Love the hussle around covent garden, with the street performers and the array of different stalls. Visit during the winter months when its nice and festive


A nice place to chill out on a summer afternoon. Lots of food shops, restaurants around. On street eateries are my favourite, you can have a meal watching the world go by. Plenty street side shows like street magicians, acrobats etc to keep you entertained.

Victoria A

Very nice and vibrant market. Always full of people walking and shopping. Sometime there are street shows that add  to the excitements and he noise. Love Covent garden. Enjoy eating and shopping or just looking around. 


for me a visit to London must include some time, evenings, mornings, at Covent Garden Market - love the crafts and the performances there! And as for the food and the coffee mmm mmm! There this week - just thinking about it is so exciting!

Margo Cooke

A hive of activity is Covent Garden Market , I was fortunate to visit recently and took in the fabulous decorations , as well as the great acts performed there by real artists of entertainment . The knife juggling tight rope walker held my attention for the longest , along with 50 to 80 others ,very comical and fascinating act to watch ! After wandering from stall to stall , I got many Christmas presents , and then found a pleasant courtyard to eat and drink , while again being entertained . To combine shopping , dining , entertainment and a cheerful friendly atmosphere , there can be no better setting than this .Well done Covent Garden ,I shall be back !