London, United Kingdom
Contributed by Project for Public Spaces
The best "festival marketplace" in the world.see also:
This is the best of the "festival marketplaces" in the world. Its key location near theaters, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, and Piccadilly Circus make this entire area the most interesting and dynamic center anywhere for eclectic entertainment, crafts, upscale retail, restaurants, and museum. Historically, it served as a true food market, and one could feel deprived of that use today, but what has replaced it has no parallel anywhere. With that in mind, continuing to improve Trafalgar and Leicester Squares will make this area really shine.
- Covent Garden homepage
- Covent Garden Community Association
- Covent Garden Life
- 60 of the World's Great Places - Covent Garden was named one of the 60 greatest places in the world