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Covent Garden

This former market is now an area popular for shopping, eating and watching the varied street performers.

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St-Martin's-in-the-Fields
St Martin's-in-the-fields is a stunning Georgian church located off Trafalgar square.
Bloom Perfumes
Perfume located in the vibrant area of Covent Garden. Run by the delightful Oksana, who only stocks niche independent labels meaning that she can focus on the quality of scent and not simply the branding.
Turner's The Fighting Temeraire
The National Gallery houses several of Turner's larger than life paintings of seascapes and storms.
Van Gogh's Sunflowers
One of the National Gallery's 30 Must See Paintings, Van Gogh's Sunflowers is only one of his numerous paintings on display.
Caravaggio's Salome Receives the Head of John the Baptist
Caravaggio's is known as one of the masters of chiaroscuro techniques to capture the emotion of his subjects.
Canaletto's A Regatta on the Grand Canal
Canaletto's numerous, highly detailed works are on display throughout the world, with several on display at The National Gallery.

Related Tours

Covent Garden Private Tour
Covent Garden is an absolute must-see on any trip to London- from its musicians, dancers, and comedians, to its cobbled streets, and quirky gift shops. 

  • Experience the buzz of Covent Garden’s non-stop street performances. 
  • Wander through the historic market, full to the brim with interesting knick-knacks. 
  • Unearth the hidden treasures within one of London's most beloved neighbourhoods.
  • Walk through cobbled squares, through leafy churchyards and down quaint alleyways
  • Discover the neighbourhood's tucked-away boutiques, bookshops and curiosities.
Covent Garden is revered for its exuberant ambience, beautiful architecture and plethora of world class theatres. In the daytime, street performers line the main thoroughfares, musicians echo across the piazza and shopaholics traverse the multitude of boutiques. By night theatre goers fill the pubs, restaurants and bars in wait for the evening show. 
The Heart of London: Iconic Squares and Royal Streets
  • Admire Trafalgar Square, named after Britain’s most famous Naval victory.
  • View the stunning St-Martins-in-the-Fields, the gorgeous Georgian church on the North-West of Trafalgar Square.
  • Explore Covent Garden, the former market is now which is now famous for its varied street performers.
  • Visit Piccadilly Circus, an iconic hub of the city, which always has a vibrant atmosphere.
  • Marvel at the London home of the British Royal family, an essential part of British history.
  • Spend an hour in the National Gallery, or discuss your plan for your London trip over a coffee.

This area of central London is one of the most exciting and vibrant parts of the city. It is steeped in history and includes Trafalgar square which is dedicated to Britain’s famous victory over the French and Spanish fleets at Trafalgar. You will explore this area at your own pace and your guide will discuss the history of this famous battle. Your guide will introduce you to Horatio Nelson, the British commander who died during the battle and has a towering column dedicated to him in the centre of the square. The Amba Charing Cross hotel is located around 3 minutes from here. This establishment has an interesting history and it is rumoured that Jack the Ripper even stayed here as evidence suggests he left behind a mysterious black bag which the police tried to identify him by. It also suffered from heavy German bombing during world war two which meant the whole set of top floors had to be rebuilt.

Next you will see the St-Martins-in-the-Fields, the stunning Georgian church built with a neoclassical design. You will explore the bustling hubs of Piccadilly circus and Covent garden, walking past some of the world famous theatres of the West End. Next you will walk to Buckingham Palace, the London home of the royal family and one of the most iconic sites in London. Finally you have the option to visit the National Gallery and view the amazing selection of work on display. Or alternatively you can discuss the best sites and places to visit for the rest of your stay in London with your expert local guide. 
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