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Celebrating Christina Smith, OBE

Christina Smith – former Covent Garden entrepreneur, philanthropist, property developer and landlord – has died at the age of 87. Christina, affectionately known as the ‘Queen of Cov…
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A new addition to our team

Miriam Holland recently joined the Trust’s small team as a Heritage & Planning consultant. She has a background in historic environment conservation and lots of experience managing change to…
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Save Museum Street!

A coalition of local groups (including CGAT) has banded together to prevent a redevelopment which, in its current form, could be very damaging for a historic part of central London and the communities…
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CGAT Hosts 2019 Annual Rent Ceremony

Every summer, the Covent Garden Area Trust holds its annual Rent Ceremony in old Covent Garden Market. A “peppercorn” rent of five red apples and five posies of flowers is presented to the freehol…
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Donkey Plaque Unveiling Ceremony

Derby George, a charming donkey, left his field in Surrey on an autumn morning in 2000 to travel to London’s Piazza in order to help unveil a plaque in memory of the working donkeys of Covent Garden…
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Remembering the Fifth Beatle

The address of 13 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, played an integral part in the creation of popular culture of the 1960s as it was the first London office of Brian Epstein, the manager of The Beatle…
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