Free street performers at Covent Garden

Address:
Covent Garden, London 51.512006 -0.12291
Dates & Time:
Every day
The performers can arrive at any time of day, but they can usually be found outside St. Paul's Church, or inside the Piazza (downstairs, by the cafes and the Nauticalia shop) from 10 AM onwards
Tickets & Cost:
Free to watch
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If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near Covent Garden
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The following bus routes go near Covent Garden: 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 76, 87, 91, 139, 172, 243, 341, RV1
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The best London underground train stations to visit Covent Garden are Charing Cross Covent Garden Embankment Holborn Leicester Square
Note: The actual closest train station to Covent Garden is Covent Garden
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Covent Garden is famous for its street entertainment. The best acts (clowns, acrobats, magicians, fire-eaters etc) tend to site themselves between the piazza and St. Paul's Church. If you can get yourself a spot on the Punch & Judy pub balcony that would be perfect, otherwise you can just stand inside the square.

Opera singers and classical musicians are usually found in the basement level of the Piazza, which you can overlook from the ground-level balcony (just walk round the shops inside the Piazza, and you will see another level below). They have a few cafes down there too, so you can sit on a table and enjoy a coffee whilst listening to the music.

The acts that perform in Covent Garden are all auditioned in front of a panel of judges to ensure that they're good, so the quality of entertainment is high.

The whole area around Covent Garden is full of posh little shops and stalls, cafes and restaurants, so it's the perfect place to have a spot of lunch and people-watch. On a nice sunny day the chairs spill out onto the pavement. Have a read of Craig's review for an idea of what it is like.

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 Guest – “what time do street performers finish on a saturday night and is it safe for children at night”

Admin – “They are basically buskers, (but auditioned ones), so there is no real schedule.It's a very busy area, and there are lots of pubs around.I've never known any trouble there, but it's a very busy nightlife area, packed with tourists and drinkers. As long as you keep hold of them then I'm sure you will be fine (it would be very easy to lose them in the crowd)”

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