Definition of Covent Garden from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    Covent Garden

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  1. 1a fashionable area in central London, England, that used to be London's main market for flowers, fruit and vegetables. In 1974 the market moved to New Covent Garden Market and the market square was filled with small shops and restaurants. It is a popular area with tourists, and the street performers who come to entertain them. We spent all day shopping and sitting around in cafes in Covent Garden.
  2. 2another name for the Royal Opera House, which is next to the former Covent Garden market. The original flower market building, called the Floral Hall, is now part of the opera house. We've got two tickets for La Traviata at Covent Garden.

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