Covent Garden is a fantastic place where hours and hours can be spent. Thee has been a Market on this site since the 7th century when the land was mostly agricultural. By the 18th century Covent Garden was an open air fruit and vegetable market thatwas surrounded by taverns, brothels and other nasty establishments. It was a very seedy place that required an Act of Parliament to correct. The market was relocated and several new buildings were erected to give the market defined spaces. The Royal Opera House, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the London Transport museum are located at Covent Garden.