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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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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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