Covent Garden is the name of a district in London which was popular for its fruits and vegetable market. The market has been built in the centre of Covent Garden. In fact, Royal Opera House, which is close to the market, is also called as Covent Garden. It is believed that the vendors began to come here to sell their products sometime around the 17th century.
Covent Garden Market has both indoors and outdoors market place. In the indoor market place, there are shops which sell fresh vegetables and fruits, meat products, cheese and many other products. There are also a few restaurants which have been doing business in this place for the past several years.
In these restaurants one can find a variety of food options to choose from like bread, soups, salads, sausages, cheese, sandwiches, cakes and pastries, etc. It can be rightly said that this place is apt for all those who love to explore new food joints. The outside is basically where the farmers sell fresh local produce.
The Covent Garden Market comprises of three markets wherein one can find everything under one roof. The three famous markets in Covent Garden are- The Apple Market, East Colonnade Market and the Jubilee Market. The Apple Market is one stop place which is ideal for purchasing antiques, arts, jewellery, houseware, etc.
The East Colonnade Market on the other hand is known for its handbags, hand-made soap, belts and children's clothing. This market also has magician's stall which is popular amongst kids as well as adults. Jubilee Market is a bit unique. Every day of the week is allotted to sell a specific item. Thus, every week, on a given day only that particular goods or things are sold.
The Central Piazza, built by Inigo Jones, is popular for its café culture. Apart from food and shopping, Covent Garden is also known for its entertainment. There are theatres, street performances, pubs and bars for people to hang out. Cultural events are also organised here. Then there is opera and ballet shows. Flower Market has been a part of Covent Garden since 1870.
Nearest Tube Stations to reach Covent Garden Market are-
1. Covent Garden Tube Station
2. Leicester Square Tube Station
3. Tottenham Court RoadTube Station
1. Address & Postcode:- 41 TheMarket, London WC2F 8RF
a. Phone:- +44 20 7395 3765
b. Website:- http://www.coventgardenlondon.uk.com