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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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2019 CGAT AGM

Our 31st AGM took place on the 26 November 2019 at the Trust’s office in central Covent Garden. The following Trust appointments were confirmed: Chris Mason – co-opted by the Trust in Janu…
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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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War Dead Honoured At Last

A memorial to honour the people who worked in the former Covent Garden fruit and vegetable wholesale market who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars has been unveiled. The unveiling m…
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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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