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We are the covent Garden Area Trust

Formed in 1988, the Covent Garden Area Trust is committed to conserving this historic and much loved area of central London

Set up in 1988 to conserve the historic architecture and special, unique qualities of the 97-acre Covent Garden area

The Covent Garden area is bounded by Aldwych, Kingsway, High Holborn, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and the Strand – situated right in the heart of London, England’s capital city

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Welcome to the Covent Garden Area Trust
Our Rich History
In the early 1970s the Covent Garden area was the subject of major development proposals

These proposals would have resulted in the destruction of much of the historical environment and in the demolition of many of its (now listed) buildings. The proposals were strenuously contested by people who lived and worked in the area at the time and as a result of their actions, the then Secretary of State for the Environment ordered the listing of more than 250 buildings, making the implementation of the comprehensive development Area Plan impossible.

History of Covent Garden

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