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Benjamin Franklin House
Benjamin Franklin House
Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5NF

0.3km

18th-century house where Benjamin Franklin lived for 16 years, exhibits on his life, science activitiesRead more

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Banqueting House, Whitehall
Banqueting House, Whitehall
Banqueting House, Whitehall, Whitehall, Westminster, London, SW1A 2ER

0.51km

17th century ornate building used for entertaining, designed by Inigo Jones, only remaining component of the Palace...Read more

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Dr Johnson's House
Dr Johnson's House
Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE

0.68km

18th-century townhouse home of 18th-century English writer Samuel JohnsonRead more

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Clarence House
Clarence House
Clarence House, London, SW1A 1BA

0.85km

Official residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of CornwallRead more

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Spencer House, London
Spencer House
Spencer House, London, 27 Saint James's Place, London, SW1A 1NR

0.86km

18th-century mansion with restored state rooms and gardenRead more

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Charles Dickens Museum
Charles Dickens Museum
Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LX

0.87km

Mid-19th century period house with original papers, furniture and items relating to author Charles DickensRead more

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Jewel Tower
Jewel Tower
Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, London, SW1P 3JX

0.93km

Operated by English Heritage, one of only two surviving sections of the mediaeval royal Palace of Westminster,...Read more

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Handel House Museum
Handel House Museum
Handel House Museum, 25 Brook Street, London, W1K 4HB

0.98km

18th century period townhouse, home of baroque composer George Frideric HandelRead more

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Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA

1.08km

Official London residence of the British monarch, public tours of the state rooms, includes Queen's Gallery and Royal...Read more

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Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace, London, SE1 7JU

1.11km

Tours of the official London residence of the Archbishop of CanterburyRead more

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Queen's Gallery
Queen's Gallery
Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1A 1AA

1.17km

Exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection, located at Buckingham PalaceRead more

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Apsley House
Apsley House
Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NT

1.35km

Operated by English Heritage, also known as Wellington Museum, home of The Duke of Wellington, significant...Read more

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Mansion House, London
Mansion House
Mansion House, London, Walbrook, London, EC4N 8BH

1.45km

Guided tours of the public rooms of the official residence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, includes city...Read more

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Carlyle's House
Carlyle's House
Carlyle's House, Carlyle's House, London, SW3

2.77km

Operated by the National Trust, Victorian period townhouse home of historian and philosopher Thomas CarlyleRead more

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FAQs about Covent Garden and Historic Houses in London


Covent Garden has some great pubs which is no surprise as it is such a great area of London to meet in. Particularly if you like traditional pubs you are spoiled for choice as Covent Garden has some of the oldest and most traditional pubs to be found anywhere in London.

There are lots of pubs that serve Sunday lunch and traditional British pub grub too so if you are looking for a reasonably priced place to eat and drink one of the best gastro pubs in Covent Garden is well worth considering as a destination.

For a list of Covent Garden pubs you can view our Covent Garden pub guide (https://forbidden.london/london-guide/covent-garden/pubs) we have also recently created a blog post about our top picks for the best pubs in Covent Garden (https://forbidden.london/london-blog/best-pubs-covent-garden).



Covent Garden Piazza is always open, but the shops usually operate between 10am and 8pm Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from around 11am to 6pm. The Apple Market is open from 10am until 6pm and the East Colonnade Market is open from 10:30am until 7pm.



There is Pay & Display parking on the streets off the Piazza - Henrietta Street, Southampton Street and Tavistock Street. There is also an NCP car park on Drury Lane.



You can view a list of shops in Covent Garden, including information about offers, by viewing our Covent Garden shopping guide (https://forbidden.london/london-guide/covent-garden/shopping-in-style#businesses)


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Blue Plaques in London

Blue Plaque № 9629 - Here stood the Old Watch House or “Cage”. Erected in 1765. Removed in 1912
Blue Plaque № 6466 - Site of the Offices of  The Edmonton  Local Board Of Health  1850 – 1884
Allen Lane Black Plaque - Here fifty years ago Allen Lane published his first paperbacks thereby changing reading habits throughout the English speaking world
The Trafalgar Way And John Richards Lapenotiere Black Plaque - The   Trafalgar Way  at Canada House  On Monday 21st October 1805 the Royal Navy decisively defeated a combined French and Spanish fleet off Cape Trafalgar south of Cadiz. This victory permanently removed the threat of invasion of England by the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte.  The first official dispatches with news of the victory, and the death of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson, were carried to England on board H.M. Schooner PICKLE by her captain, Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotiere.  Lapenotiere lan
Samuel Palmer Blue Plaque - Samuel Palmer 1805-1881 artist born here
The Trafalgar Way And John Richards Lapenotiere Black Plaque - The Trafalgar Way. Brentford & Chiswick. On Monday 21st October 1805 the Royal Navy decisively defeated a combined French and Spanish fleet off Cape Trafalgar on the south west coast of Spain. This victory permanently removed the threat of invasion of England by the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. The first official dispatches with the momentous news of the victory,and the death in action of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson,were carried on board H.M. Schooner PICKLE by her captain Lieutenant John Richards

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