dimanche, 17, mai 2015

5 Things To Do In Covent Garden

Apple Market, Convent Garden

 Jam-packed with theatres, restaurants, bars and shops, Covent Garden is easily accessible by tube (it’s on the  Piccadilly line), and located just a short stroll away from  The Bloomsbury Hotel

1. Apple Market

For quirky gifts, trinkets and craft items, be sure to make your way to Covent Garden’s  Apple Market, located in the area’s gorgeous 19th century piazza. It’s open seven days a week and home to stalls selling jewellery, antiques, glasswork and heirlooms.

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Punch & Judy’s First Performance

2. Punch & Judy’s First Performance

Kids of all ages will be familiar with  Punch and Judy; a colourful puppet act often performed outdoors in canvas booths. But did you know that this famous couple actually date back over 350 years? At  St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, you’ll find a notice on the wall declaring it the first place that Punch’s Puppet Show was ever performed. The show was witnessed in 1662 by MP Samuel Pepys, who made a note of it in his now-famous  diary

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Royal Opera House

3. Royal Opera House

Speaking of theatrics, the West End is famous for its many theatres; with lots of them absolutely steeped in history. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to  shows, but if you can, we recommend you check out the region’s famous Royal Opera House. Originally known as the Theatre Royal, it dates back to 1732 and today hosts world-class  opera, ballet and plays



London Transport Museum

4. London Transport Museum 

The London Transport Museum will take you on an exciting exploration of London’s transport system. Documenting over 200 years of transport in London, the Museum looks at the links between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society. Set in the scenic Flower Market building in Convent Garden Piazza, the museum is home to over 450,000 artefacts catering to those of all ages - making it must see for families visiting London. 

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Vertical Chill

5. Vertical Chill

Fancy something a little more daring?  Vertical Chill is an indoor ice climbing wall with sessions suited to adventure-seekers of all levels.  The wall at Covent Garden is 8 metres in height and ranges in steepness; so be prepared for a full-body workout!