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Covent Garden may be a fashionable, up-to-the-minute shopping and dining destination, but the past remains embedded on the cobbled Piazza and arches of the Market Building. 

Discover Covent Garden’s rich heritage through the centuries, from orchard garden of Westminster Abbey to London’s first residential square to London’s wholesale fruit and vegetable market.

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    Covent Garden may be a fashionable, up-to-the-minute shopping and dining destination, but the past remains embedded on the cobbled Piazza and arches of the Market Building. 

    Discover Covent Garden’s rich heritage through the centuries, from orchard garden of Westminster Abbey to London’s first residential square to London’s wholesale fruit and vegetable market.

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    Covent Garden is surrounded by esteemed establishments boasting some of the most exquisite collections in London.

    Lovers of art can enjoy the nearby exhibits at the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery or simply stroll across the Strand to Somerset House, where the Courtauld Gallery exhibits a collection of famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces.

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      Covent Garden is surrounded by esteemed establishments boasting some of the most exquisite collections in London.

      Lovers of art can enjoy the nearby exhibits at the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery or simply stroll across the Strand to Somerset House, where the Courtauld Gallery exhibits a collection of famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces.

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      Buzzing with the excitement of opera and theatreland, the very DNA of Covent Garden is steeped in theatre and performance, with new experiences to soak up every time you visit.

      The iconic Royal Opera House and Theatre Royal Drury Lane are among the many vibrant venues in the neighbourhood, while the Covent Garden’s Piazza itself becomes an open-air theatre every day with music, comedy and entertainment thanks to the world-renowned street performers.

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        Buzzing with the excitement of opera and theatreland, the very DNA of Covent Garden is steeped in theatre and performance, with new experiences to soak up every time you visit.

        The iconic Royal Opera House and Theatre Royal Drury Lane are among the many vibrant venues in the neighbourhood, while the Covent Garden’s Piazza itself becomes an open-air theatre every day with music, comedy and entertainment thanks to the world-renowned street performers.

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