Explore the Shops in Covent Garden

Covent Garden is one of the most famous shopping venues in the whole of London. It has shops, cafes, restaurants and a lot more besides, so you’ll enjoy going there on a shopping trip.

It is arguably the character of the place that is most appealing. It is certainly a venue for all weathers, since the Covent Garden Market is mainly under cover. There are plenty of market stalls in the main part of the building, offering all kinds of delights, crafts and trinkets for sale.

It’s a good place to head to if you’re looking for something different to buy as a gift – or perhaps even for yourself. Since you have two main markets to explore – the Apple Market and the Jubilee Market – you are sure to find whatever you need there.

The Market Hall in the famous old buildings of Covent Garden offers plenty more than just a market or two though. You will also find a number of shops here that you won’t always find anywhere else.

Some of the names will be familiar but even then the quaint and sometimes small shops are wonderful to browse around. You will find two levels here to shop on as well, and if you head upstairs you can look down on the level below. You can sometimes get a bird’s eye view of some of the Covent Garden entertainers too, making your shopping trip into something even more special.

The variety of shops you can look in is another big selling point for adding a trip to Covent Garden to your list when you are in London. From clothing shops to tea shops and jewellery to toys, there isn’t a lot that is left out.

Make sure you don’t confine yourself to this market area in the middle of the cobbled streets that surround it. There are other streets which radiate out from it and still fall within the confines of Covent Garden itself. Monmouth Street, James Street and many others all offer more shops to explore.

As you can see you can happily spend a whole day at Covent Garden. There are plenty of places you can stop off for a coffee or something more filling for lunch, so you won’t go hungry either.

In fact a lot of people come to London for a longer shopping weekend. Flights to London are quick and easy to book, so wherever you are you can be in the capital sooner than you might think.

With plenty of hotels to stay in while you are there, you could turn a simple shopping trip into something much more enjoyable. With a day at Covent Garden and a day to explore the West End or Knightsbridge as well, you won’t be short of shops to spend money in!