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A Beautiful Lady Returns Home

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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