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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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