Welcome to Covent Garden, a district and one of the most popular tourist destinations in London. It lies on the eastern fringes of the West End, initially made famous by its former market.
Today, most visit for shopping and, of course, for an Afternoon Tea in Covent Garden. If this is to your taste, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to enjoy a great day out.
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Before the 7th century, present-day Covent Garden was but fields and open pasture. Development began with the Anglo-Saxon trading town of Lundenwic, although this was short-lived.
By the 9th century, after Lundenwic had been abandoned, the area once again returned to fields. Little happened until 1552 when Henry VII granted the land to the Earls of Bedford.
By the 17th century, a fruit-and-vegetable market stood in the place of today’s Covent Garden. Although this, too, eventually disappeared, its central building reopened as a shopping centre in 1980.
Now, it contains a variety of cafes, pubs, small shops and Afternoon Tea Covent Garden venues. Be sure to stop here for a bite to eat on your next visit.