In the east of the West End is Covent Garden, a traffic-free oasis particularly popular with tourists, full of bars, shops and restaurants. Everything revolves around the renovated 19th century covered market. In ancient times Covent Garden was a large fruit and vegetable market and the current structure, designed by architect Inigo Jones, has existed since 1830.
Street performers perform at the 17th-century St. Paul's Church, while vintage vehicles are exhibited in the London Transport Museum. Restaurants with pre-show offerings and exclusive venues, such as The Ivy, cater to the needs of theatregoers