"at the door of the Royal Opera"
Royal Opera House
Creative Commons AttributionRoyal Opera House - Credit: scillystuff, Flickr

The Royal Opera House is situated in the Covent Garden area of London, and is sometimes known just as Covent Garden.

It is located on the site of the Theatre Royal, which was built in 1732 and destroyed by fire in 1808.

The present building was opened in 1858, although it has been substantially modified since that time, particularly during the 1990s.