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Covent-Garden

Covent Garden

41 The Market, London, WC2E 8RF. Tel :

It is famous for its shops, street performers,bars restaurants,Theatres and the Royal Opera House.It offers an Italian-style piazza packed with restaurants, bars and fashionable boutiques

Covent Garden London organise many one-off and exciting cultural events in the Piazza; this, coupled with the daily street performance and entertainment offers visitors to Covent Garden a totally unique experience. At the heart of the Covent Garden piazza lies the famous market "Apple Market" offering a choice of unusual and imaginative range of antiques, handicrafts, china, jewellery, clothing and gifts

One of London's most popular tourist attractions.From street performances and cultural events to a full-on operatic experience, Covent Garden’s cultural action is considered as the capital's premier entertainment and leisure destination.

 

Covent Garden Piazza is located in the geographical centre of the area and was the site of a flower, fruit and vegetable market from the 1500s until 1974, when the wholesale market relocated to New Covent Garden Market in Nine Elms. Nearby areas include Soho, St James's, Bloomsbury and Holborn.

 

Opened in 2005 with a hundred names , The Avenue of Stars was London's version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was a walkway through Covent Garden passing St Paul's Church, commonly known as the "Actors' Church". It honoured individuals from the entertainment industry with notable achievements. As on the Walk of Fame, they were represented by a five-pointed star containing the name set into the walkway. To qualify for a star, they had to be from the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, or a Commonwealth nation. The first inductee onto the Avenue Stars was Jimmy Page, guitarist with Led Zeppelin.In 2006 all of the stars were removed due to rapid deterioration, and only the old flagstones are now visible in the courtyard.