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River Views Revealed

A little-known lane which links Covent Garden to the River Thames has been revamped following a £650,000 makeover. Carting Lane, which runs down the side of the recently-renovated Savoy Hotel and is …
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Happy Birthday

June 18th 2010 marked the 180th anniversary of the building of the Central Market and the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Market as a speciality shopping and restaurant centre following a subst…
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A Beautiful Lady Returns to Covent Garden

A striking sculptural group, which has been missing from its position on top of the Central Market in Covent Garden for several years, has been restored to its rightful place. The group, featuring the…
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Memorial to Fruit & Veg Traders

Despite Covent Garden’s much-documented long history, there are still people today who are unaware of its association with an actual market where fruit, vegetables and flowers were sold for nearly 1…
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Donkeys in Covent Garden

Look at an old picture of Covent Garden Market and the chances are you’ll see a donkey. A hundred years ago the Piazza was seething with donkeys. Before cars and lorries appeared on the scene they w…
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Commemorating the “Earliest Bicycle”

On July 2 1998 Tony Banks MP (right, with Councillor Alan Bradley of Westminster City Council) unveiled a plaque on Acre House, 69-76 Long Acre in Covent Garden. The plaque commemorates the site of th…
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