Covent Garden Market sits at the very heart of Covent Garden and is inside the iconic market building that is most associated with the area. Covent Garden is one of the most popular tourist areas in the whole of London and the market offers the opportunity to soak up the local atmosphere and to pick up a few treats for yourself or some souvenirs to bring home for your friends and family.
This page will give you a full overview of the Covent Garden Market. You will find information on what to expect from the market, including what different markets there are and what is available at the markets on different days. There is also a location map and details on how to get to the market, opening times for each market and contact details for the Covent Garden Market.
There are two different markets in Covent Garden: the Apple Market and the Jubilee Market. The Apple Market is the permanent Market at Covent Garden that happens seven days a week. The Jubilee Market takes place in Jubilee Hall at the South side of the Covent Garden piazza. It is a smaller market than the Apple Market but it is still open seven days a week.
In general, the markets are smaller than other London markets such as Portobello market or Spitalfields market. However, it is a very central market and great for pottering around and soaking up the atmosphere.
The Apple Market:
The Apple Market is located at the very heart of the Covent Garden piazza building (see below for full instructions on how to get to the piazza building). This is Covent Garden's largest market and it takes place every day of the week. The market takes place under the shelter of the roofed piazza building, making it a pleasant place to walk around all year round. Whilst you are in the area you will also be able to stop for a bite to eat in the building or visit some of the boutique shops that surround the market.
For full listings of all of the stalls that are available at the Apple market, including links to official websites and contact details for each of the market traders you can check the Official Covent Garden Market Apple Market Website.
Tuesdays: Artwork, jewellery and accessories, fashion, homeware
Wednesdays: Artwork, jewellery and accessories, fashion, homeware
Thursdays: Artwork, jewellery and accessories, fashion, homeware
Fridays: Artwork, jewellery and accessories, fashion, homeware
Saturdays: Artwork, jewellery and accessories, fashion, homeware
Sundays: Artwork, jewellery and accessories, fashion, homeware
The Jubilee Market:
The Jubilee Market is smaller than the Apple Market. It sits at the South side of the piazza building and it is open to the elements. The atmosphere of the market is traditional, with wrought iron stalls, hanging baskets full of flowers and friendly vendors.
For full listings of all of the stalls that are available at the Jubilee market, including links to official websites and contact details for each of the market traders you can check the Official Covent Garden Market Jubilee Market Website.
Tuesdays: Fashion, homeware
Wednesdays: Fashion, homeware
Thursdays: Fashion, homeware
Fridays: Fashion, homeware
Saturdays: Arts and crafts
Sundays: Arts and crafts
Closest Tube: Covent Garden (Red Line / Central Line)
On arrival at Covent Garden tube station you will need to take an elevator to reach street level. As you exit the tube station you will find yourself on James Street. Head down the sloping street towards the Covent Garden piazza and you will see the market building directly in front of you. Head inside the building and you will find yourself at the market, with the various options available to you.
Opening hours for the Apple market:
Monday: 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:30 - 19:00
Opening hours for the Jubilee Market:
Monday - Friday: 09:30 - 18:00
Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00
Apple Market contact address:
41 The Market
Jubilee Hall contact address:
Tel: +44 (0) 87 0780 5001
It is worth keeping an eye on the official Covent Garden market website (see link below), for other market events that might take place throughout the year. For example, around Christmas time there is often a specialist food market in Covent garden. Prior to your visit, have a look at the website for any news of upcoming events.
The market is not the only place where you can do a spot of shopping in Covent Garden. The whole area is jam packed with a variety of shops and boutiques - everything from make-up shops to cutting edge fashion boutiques to traditional travel book shops. For further details and listings of some of Covent Garden's most popular shops, see our Guide to Shops in Covent Garden.
Covent Garden Market is one of the oldest markets in the whole of London - a city world-renowned for its characterful and exciting markets. It is a great place to head whilst you are in town to soak up the atmosphere in the beautiful setting of an old market building. If you would like to pick up some antiques, both the Apple Market and the Jubilee Market have their specialist antiques fairs on a Monday. For the rest of the week you will find more variety at the markets, with everything from art and crafts to fashion and jewellery.