Covent Garden is the home of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Ballet, as well as numerous theatres, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. In the day there is a wealth of shopping opportunities ranging from high street brand names to independent boutiques. The former vegetable market on the piazza has been stylishly converted into restaurants and shops.
- The central hall has shops, cafes and bars alongside the Apple Market stalls selling antiques, jewellery, clothing and gifts.
- There are additional casual stalls in the Jubilee Hall Market on the south side of the square.
- Long Acre has clothes shops and boutiques and Neal Street is noted for its numerous shoe shops.
- London Transport Museum and the side entrance to the Royal Opera House box office and other facilities are also located on the square.
Take a stroll around the streets surrounding the piazza and you are sure to spot some street theatre or a performance.