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Courtauld Institute Gallery
Courtauld Institute Gallery

Somerset House,Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0RN

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the world’s leading centre for the study of the history and conservation of art and...Read more

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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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Savoy Theatre
Savoy Theatre

Savoy Court, Strand, London, WC2R 0ET

0.16km

The Savoy Theatre opened on 10th October 1881, on the site of the old Savoy Palace in London. The theatre was built...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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The Houses of Parliament (The Palace of Westminster)
The Houses of Parliament (The Palace of Westminster)

York Place, London, WC2N 5

0.22km

The Houses of Parliament, also referred to as the Palace of Westminster, are home to the House of Commons and the...Read 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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St Martin-in-the-Fields
St Martin-in-the-Fields

Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London, WC2N 4JH

0.36km

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a welcoming and vibrant community with worship at its heart. The church has a long...Read 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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Dover Street Market
Dover Street Market

18-22 Haymarket , London, SW1Y 4DG

0.41km

Dover Street Market is a unique retail concept, set over six floors, packed with avant-garde fashion, design and art...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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FAQs about Covent Garden and Tourist Attractions 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

Alfred The Great Black Plaque - The Alfred Plaque. This plaque was erected in 1986 to mark the eleven hundredth anniversary of King Alfred's resettlement of the Roman city of London in 886, after the abandonment of the Saxon town which had existed for some three centuries in the Strand area to the west of the City. At this place a harbour and market were established by 899 to restore trade after the Viking invasions
Ernest Shackleton Blue Plaque - Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton 1874-1922 Antarctic explorer lived here
Richard Westmacott Blue Plaque - Sir Richard Westmacott 1775-1856 sculptor lived and died here
Black Plaque № 2809 - The Watch House  In the 1830's the newly formed  Hampstead Police Force  set out on its patrol & nightly watch  from this house
John Marshall And Marshall's Charity Black Plaque - John Marshall founder of Marshall's Charity lived at his mansion house near this spot until his death in 1631 as did his father before him. Marshall's Charity had its offices here until 1967
Blue Plaque № 28028 - The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie the world's longest running play had its 50th anniversary performance at this theatre on November 25 2002

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