Every day in front of Covent Garden Markets you can watch the world famous Covent Garden Street Performers, these are large shows which draw a big crowd and whilst you can watch the show for free, the street performers rely on your tips at the end of their performance to make a living.
You can’t just turn up and perform however, you have to pass an audition and be given a slot, the performances at Covent Garden are tightly controlled.
Covent Garden Performance Schedule
Street performances in Covent Garden typically follow the schedule below
- Monday – Friday 10AM – 8PM
- Saturday – 9AM – 8PM
- Sunday 12AM – 6PM
Where is Magicians Corner Covent Garden?
One of the most famous areas of Covent Garden for street performers is Magicians Corner or Magic Corner it can be found at 33 James St, London WC2E 8RD
Best Street Magician in London
One of the best Street Magicians in London is Nathan Earl, he is a regular at Magicians Corner and can also be hired for Corporate Events, here are a few videos of him in action.
Where can you see living statues in London?
The best place to see Living Statues is in Covent Garden is on James Street, London WC2E 8RD there will always be a few people painted in gold or silver and hovering in mid air without any visible way of them being supported, the best and most well known Living Statue is Silverman
Best Living Statue in Covent Garden
One of the best and most well known living statue in London is Silverman
Where is the best place to see street performers in London?
The best place to watch street performers in London is Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RA. There have been street performances in Covent Garden since 1660 and today you can watch Magicians, Statues, Singers, Jugglers and many other street acts around Covent Garden Markets and up the street towards Covent Garden Tube station.
Are there still street entertainers in Covent Garden?
Since 1660 there have been street performances in Covent Garden and the custom still continues today with Covent Garden Street Performers like Magicians, Jugglers, Singers, Mime artists and Living Statues performing every day in and around Covent Garden Market.
How much do Covent Garden Street Performers Earn?
Whilst this is a closely guarded secret, a good Covent Garden Street Performer can easily earn over £50 an hour performing magic, juggling or singing if you find the right spot.
Covent Garden Street Performers Association
The official page of the Covent Garden Street Performers Association can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/coventspa/?locale=en_GB