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February 05, 2014

I ♥ COVENT GARDEN! @UKinPhilippines



February 05, 2014

I ♥ COVENT GARDEN! @UKinPhilippines

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COVENT GARDEN is a historic building converted into a shopping centre in 1980. It's famous for its cute cafes, pubs, small stalls, a craft market called Apple Market, and a tiangge called Jubilee Hall.  

It's popular among Filipinos looking for a bargain and a cool place to eat before watching a show on the West End. According to Pepper, this is also the best place for Forex if you're looking for a high exchange rate for your dollar. 

Check out our Covent Garden experience...



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This is the central piazza of Covent Garden leading to the Central Building. 

WHERE TO EAT

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TUTTONS is one of the most popular and long standing British restaurants in Covent Garden.

Here's an overview of our Tuttons experience: TUTTONS: Traditional British Restaurant @TuttonsLondon, Covent Garden

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PORTERS is what I imagined a traditional English Pub experience would feel like. 

Take a look at our experience at Porters: PORTERS: English Restaurant & Pub since 1979 @ Covent Garden @UKinPhilippines @AsifAAhmad

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Even Shake Shack looks cool here at Covent Garden.

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At night, the al fresco area is the best place to hang out (that is, if you can handle the cold). 

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You can also check out Jaime Oliver's Italian Covent Garden restaurant. 

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Check out the menu here: http://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/covent-garden 

 

COVENT GARDEN CENTRAL BUILDING

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There are small, cute stalls around Covent Garden. If you love shopping, you'll never get bored going around the area. 

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The hallways are well-decorated and organized.

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There's a dining area at the lower level where people can hang out.

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 I love the classical music playing in the background that resonates throughout the hall. 

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There are street performers who try hard to please the crowd.

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Make sure to visit the Crafts Market for handmade goodies for pasalubong.

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My wife will surely like looking for her little abubot and butingting in this place. 

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Be sure to also drop by Jubilee Market Hall, just beside the Central Building.

 

JUBILEE MARKET HALL

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It's a bargain market where you can haggle for good prices for pasalubong.

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Take advantage of the high forex rate here if you are planning to exchange your dollars.

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There are arts and crafts stalls where you can buy...

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... leather goods and handmade products. 

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This is also the place to buy British shirt souvenirs...

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...and luggage.

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...different toys and board games...

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...and household decors.

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I always love to buy local delicacies as pasalubong from this local confectionary shop. 

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This shop sells English fudge, toffees, and different model cars.

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Make sure to buy the model cars that are Made in England (some are cheap models from China).

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You can have a slice of the different fudge bars to get a taste. I like the Malted Chocolate Ball...

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...and the Clotted Cream and Chocolate Cream Fudge.

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Make sure you try the different toffee flavors, too. I like the Rum & Butter and Chocolate.

 

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