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
Parking:
If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near Covent Garden
Minicabs:
Book a minicab near Covent Garden
Buses:
The following bus routes go near Covent Garden: 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 76, 87, 91, 139, 172, 243, 341, RV1
London bus fares 2016
Trains:
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
London train fares 2016
Disclaimer: London Drum has no association with Covent Garden. Whilst we make every effort to ensure the event information is accurate, events in London are sometimes cancelled or amended without us being notified. You should always reconfirm the event with Covent Garden before making plans

Videos give an impression of the event only

Read The London Craig blog> Read Craig’s review  I’ve tried this event myself. Check out my London blog for a full review, with photos and a video.  Ask me a question about this event

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.

More events:
Events in Covent Garden

 

Have you got a review?  Or a question about this event?

 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)”

Got a question?
Talk about Free street performers at Covent Garden

 
 

If you like events at Covent Garden, then you might also like these other London events…

Play That Goes Wrong in London“The Play That Goes Wrong”, at the Duchess – 5th September 2014 to 10th September 2017The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society decide to put on a West End show, but will they start to crack under the pressure?

Sunny Afternoon in London“Sunny Afternoon” — the story of The Kinks – 4th October 2014 to 29th October 2016"Sunny Afternoon" tells the story of how Ray Davies and The Kinks rose to become one of the Sixties best British bands.

Railway Children in LondonThe Railway Children + real steam train! – 16th December 2014 to 8th January 2017The Railway Children's cast includes a real-life 60-tonne steam train that comes chugging into the King's Cross Theatre.

Meet the animals up close, at London Zoo – Every dayHere's your chance to enter the animal enclosures, watch them feed, and get close to some of the animals at London Zoo.

Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle – Every dayVisit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle, the world's oldest inhabited castle, and the Royal Family's home for over 1000 years.

Evensong Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral – Every dayIf you attend a choral Evensong service at St Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.

Day out at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo – Every dayBattersea Park Children's Zoo is a good place to visit for families with young kids, with plenty of small animals and birds.

If you like Covent Garden, then you might also like…

> Royal Opera House events If you like the Covent Garden then you might like these events at London’s Royal Opera House as well
> St. Paul’s Church events If you can’t find any events at the Covent Garden then maybe you can try the St. Paul’s Church in London
> Leicester Square events If you like this event at the Covent Garden then try our guide to events at the Leicester Square in London
 

Have you seen our London eBook?

500 pages packed with money saving tips, reviews, photos and street maps

Honest reviews of London’s most popular attractions and landmarks

Example itineraries – two weeks of ideas, including one week for kids

Insider tips – look inside Hampton Court, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s for free

Bus and train fares – a detailed guide to the buses, trains, Oyster cards and fares

Available to buy from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Waterstones and more

Copyright © 2016 London Drum. All rights reserved · Contact London Drum · Privacy policy / Terms of use / Cookies

By category

By day

By month

By venue

Find events

Custom dates

London Pass

Save some money with London Pass Cheap entry into London attractions

London Pass

Learn more about London Pass

> Save moneyFree or discounted entry into top attractions

> Save timeJump the longest queues with Fast Track entry

Oyster card

Get an Oyster for the cheapest fares The easiest way to travel in London

Oyster card

Buy Oyster Cards Buy travelcardsBuy an Oyster card

> Save moneyGet the cheapest fares on London transport

> Easy to usePay as you go credit on the buses, boats and underground trains

Cheap tickets

Buy theatre tickets