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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

Christ's Hospital Blue Plaque - Site of Christ's Hospital  1552-1902
Patrick Hamilton Blue Plaque - Patrick Hamilton 1904-1962 novelist and playwright lived here
Thomas Beecham Black Plaque - Sir Thomas Beecham 1879 - 1961 Conductor and Impresario Lived Here 1937 - 1941
E. F. Benson Blue Plaque - E. F. Benson 1867-1940 writer lived here
Wat Tyler Grey Plaque - On the 13th June 1381, the Palace of the Savoy was burned and destroyed by rebels under the leadership of Wat Tyler. The building of the first section of the new modern Palace of the Savoy was begun in 1889
Stanley Holloway Blue Plaque - Stanley Holloway 1890-1982 actor and humorist was born here

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