Covent Garden

Interesting
Originally a convent garden and subsequently a residential district conceived by Inigo Jones in the 17C, this is now an area of continuous hustle and bustle. It was already renowned for pleasurable pursuits by the 18C, which saw the opening of the Royal Opera House and a proliferation of coffee houses and clubs. Around its ever-busy Piazza, its cafes draw in the sightseers by day, while its restaurants feed the theatre-goers by night.

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Long Acre

Nearby tourist attractions

Bow Street
Bow Street
Bow Street was the site in the 18C of
15 minutes
Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House
The present theatre was built after the
30 minutes
Theatre Royal - Drury Lane
Theatre Royal - Drury Lane
Designed by Benjamin Wyatt (1755-1850),
15 minutes
London Transport Museum
London Transport Museum
Two centuries of history and technology
The Piazza
The Piazza
Almost nothing is left of the piazza
15 minutes
The Strand-Temple
The Strand-Temple
Between Covent Garden and the City, this
90 minutes
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Bow Street
Bow Street
Bow Street was the site in the 18C of
15 minutes
Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House
The present theatre was built after the
30 minutes
Theatre Royal - Drury Lane
Theatre Royal - Drury Lane
Designed by Benjamin Wyatt (1755-1850),
15 minutes
See all