Covent Garden District
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden
The name of this London district is derived from the 'convent garden' that surrounded the Abbey that once stood in the area.
The boundaries of Covent Garden are Charing Cross Road in the west, Kingsway and High Holborn in the east, Oxford Street in the north and the Strand in the south. Although it is a separate district in its own right, Covent Garden is often included under the banner of Soho.
The name Covent Garden is particularly associated with the market that is held in the Covent Garden Piazza. In fact if someone says they are going to Covent Garden, they probably mean this piazza.
The other thing that the area is famous for is its many theatres, some of which date back hundreds of years. Tourist attractions in the area include the Royal Opera House, London Transport Museum, the Theatre Museum and Neal's Yard.
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