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London Film Museum
London Film MuseumTop Pick

London Film Museum, 45 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7BN

Props, costumes, sets and artefacts from British films, history of moviemakingRead more

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London Transport Museum
London Transport MuseumTop Pick

London Transport Museum Covent Garden Piazza , London, WC2E 7BB

Public transportation including the railway, underground, buses, memorabiliaRead more

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The Library & Museum of Freemasonry
The Library & Museum of Freemasonry

Freemasons Hall 60, Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5AZ

Offers publicly available collections of Masonic material in the world. Includes collection, catalogue, news, events...Read more

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National Gallery
National GalleryTop Pick

Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

0.33km

National collection of Western European painting from the 13th century to 1900.Read more

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Somerset House
Somerset House

Somerset House, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

0.17km

Arts centre with gallery and Courtauld GalleryRead more

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Courtauld Institute of Art
Courtauld Gallery

Courtauld Institute of Art, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

0.24km

Part of the University of London, located in Somerset House, features Old Masters and Impressionist paintingsRead more

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The Library and Museum of Freemasonry
Library and Museum of Freemasonry

The Library and Museum of Freemasonry, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ

0.24km

Library, artefacts and regalia of FreemasonryRead more

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National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery

St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE

0.26km

Portraits of historically important and famous British peopleRead more

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British Optical Association Museum
British Optical Association Museum

British Optical Association Museum, 42 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5NG

0.28km

History of eye careRead more

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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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Kennel Club Dog Art Gallery
Kennel Club Dog Art Gallery

Kennel Club Dog Art Gallery, London

0.36km

Exhibits and collection of dog paintings, open by appointmentRead more

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Canada House Gallery
Canada House Gallery

Canada House Gallery, Canada House, 5 Trafalgar Square, London, SW1Y 5BJ

0.37km

Canadian historical and contemporary art and artefactsRead more

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Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons
Hunterian Museum

Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE

0.39km

Hunterian Collection of preserved anatomical specimens, history, artefacts and developments in surgery, part of the...Read more

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Museum of Comedy
Museum of Comedy

Museum of Comedy, St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SR

0.41km

Located in the undercroft of St. George's, Bloomsbury, photos, posters, memorabilia, scrips, video and film about the...Read more

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The Cartoon Museum
Cartoon Museum

The Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH

0.42km

Political cartoons, comic strips and comic booksRead more

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Sir John Soane's Museum
Sir John Soane's Museum

Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP

0.44km

Fine art, architecture, antiquities, sculptureRead more

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Sir John Soane`s Museum
Sir John Soane`s Museum

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields London, Holborn, London, WC2A 3BP

0.44km

Welcome to the historic house, museum and library of distinguished 19th century architect Sir John Soane. At Soane’s...Read more

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Russian Cultural Centre (London)
Pushkin House

Russian Cultural Centre (London), 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA

0.45km

Russian art and cultureRead more

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Twinings Museum
Twinings Museum

Twinings Museum, 216 Strand, London, WC2R 1AP

0.46km

History of Twinings, tea caddies and tea historyRead more

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Mall Galleries
Mall Galleries

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

0.46km

Gallery exhibits of the Federation of British ArtistsRead more

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Two Temple Place
Two Temple Place

Two Temple Place, 2 Temple Place, London, WC2R 3BD

0.47km

Late Victorian mansion, now an art gallery to showcase publicly owned art from UK regional collections, only open...Read more

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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

0.5km

Multi-disciplinary arts centre with exhibit galleriesRead more

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Household Cavalry Museum
Household Cavalry Museum

Household Cavalry Museum, London, SW1A 2AX

0.5km

Regimental artefacts and memorabilia of the Household CavalryRead more

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The Hayward
Hayward Gallery

The Hayward, 337-338 Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

0.5km

Part of the Southbank Centre, contemporary artRead 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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British Museum
The British Museum

British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3DG

0.55km

Art, decorative arts, archaeology, antiquities from Ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece and the Middle East, coins, galleries...Read more

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Inns of Court & City Yeomanry
Inns of Court & City Yeomanry Museum

Inns of Court & City Yeomanry, 10 Stone Buildings, London, WC2A 3TG

0.57km

Regimental history and artefacts of the Inns of Court & City YeomanryRead more

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The Building Centre
The Building Centre

The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

0.65km

Exhibits on architecture and design[4]Read more

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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

Philip Clayton Blue Plaque - Reverend P. T. B. 'Tubby' Clayton 1885-1972 founder of Toc H lived here.
Fred Perry Blue Plaque - Fred Perry 1909-1995 tennis champion lived here 1919-1935
Black Plaque № 44741 - QUEEN first public performance in London here 18 July 1970
James Clerk Maxwell Blue Plaque - James Clerk Maxwell FRS King's College London Professor of Natural Philosophy 1860-65
Horace Short, Eustace Short, And Oswald Short Blue Plaque - The Short Brothers Horace 1872-1917 Eustace 1875-1932 Oswald 1883-1969 aeronautical engineers worked in arches 75 and 81
Frédéric Chopin Blue Plaque - Fryderyk Chopin 1810-1849 gave his first London concert in this house June 23 1848

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