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

One thinks of people named on plaques as "Chairman" of this, that or the othe...

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May Fair

May Fair

The annual 15 day May Fair used to be held at the Haymarket but in 1686 it moved to the site of Curzon Street and Shepherd Market. About 100 years later it was suppressed by the local residents, ...

Event, Commerce

1 memorial
Freemasons' Tavern

Freemasons' Tavern

The first, 1775, building (in the picture) was replaced by a four storey building in 1803. It was rebuilt again in 1864 by the Freemasons who, in 1909, renovated it and changed its name to the Conn...

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink

2 memorials
Lloyd's of London 1958 building

Lloyd's of London 1958 building

Occupied the Lime Street, Billiter Street and Fenchurch Avenue block. The second building purpose-built for Lloyds. Designed by Terence E. Heysham in a mannered post-war Classicism style. Attempts ...

Building, Commerce, Property

1 memorial
Grodzinski's bakery

Grodzinski's bakery

In 1890 (previously thought to have been 1888) Harris and Judith Grodzinski arrived in the East End from what is now Belarus.  Starting in a street stall they then set up a bakery at 31 Fieldgate S...

Group, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
South Suburban Gas Company

South Suburban Gas Company

Founded as the North Surrey Gas Company, it became the Crystal Palace District Gas Company before changing to its final name in 1904. It amalgamated with various other companies and was nationalise...

Group, Commerce

1 memorial