These are some pictures I took in Covent Garden, one of the most vibrant (and touristy) central districts of, and obviously one of the best places for shopping in London. One of the best things of Covent Garden is that many of its pedestrian areas are devoted to street artists and performers of all kinds, a proper feast of acrobats, musicians, singers, dancers. Usually watching a show in Covent Garden is guarantee of quality, since performers have to do an audition showing a high quality and the ability to establish a relation with their audience.
There are many markets where tourists can buy all sort of gifts such as antiques, handicraft and all odd (and kitsch) products that in London are available like nowhere else in Europe.
Probably prices for shopping, eating and drinking are more expensive than in other parts of the city, but I’ll be honest, I found London pretty affordable food-wise. What’s expensive in London is renting a place, even just a room, transports, taxis (mini-cabs are usually more convenient than the famous black cabs), and the council tax, always for who rents a house.
Apart from the markets, Covent Garden offers also a wide range of quirky shops that sell anything from toast-makers to colorful tea pots.
London offers a lot, when it comes to events, theaters, artistic performances, the organization for sure will not be disappointing.