Place    From 1670 

Covent Garden Market

Categories: Commerce

The piazza, created in 1630 by Inigo Jones for Francis the 4th Earl of Bedford, attracted stalls and hawkers so in 1670 the 5th Earl decided to formalise and profit from the situation and obtained permission from King Charles II for a market. In the 1800s buildings were erected, extended and roofed over. Large vehicles and congestion meant that in 1974 the market moved out to Nine Elms. The old market narrowly avoided demolition, was restored and is now a major tourist attraction.

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Covent Garden Market

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Covent Garden Market

Large bronze relief "Fruit Porter Bronze", unveiled October 2006 by Mayor of ...

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Covent Garden Restoration

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General Post Office

General Post Office

The first general post office in London opened in 1643, after King Charles I legalised use of the royal posts for private correspondence. It was possibly located on Cloak Lane near Dowgate Hill, in...

Building, Commerce

5 memorials
Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, OM, GBE, CVO, FRCA, FBA, FKC

Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, OM, GBE, CVO, FRCA, FBA, FKC

Investment banker. We cannot find any specific connection between Lord Rothschild and Laurence Olivier, upon whose statue his name as a benefactor appears. We asked our colleague, Andrew Behan, to...

Person, Benefactor, Commerce

1 memorial
Summit Furniture

Summit Furniture

Founded by Chairman William Sieberts.

Group, Benefactor, Commerce

1 memorial
Cornhill market

Cornhill market

Cornhill was apparently the only market allowed to be held after noon in the 14th century.  Stow reports Cornhill holding a corn-market (not surprisingly) but also old clothes being sold there.

Event, Commerce

1 memorial