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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Dieter Bock

Dieter Bock

Hans-Dieter Bock, or Dieter Bock, was born on 3 March 1939 in Dessau, the capital of the Free State of Anhalt. (This later became the German Democratic Republic and is now Germany). Having fled wi...

Person, Commerce, Law, Germany

4 memorials
National Provincial Bank

National Provincial Bank

Created by Thomas Joplin (1790?–1847) and George Fife Angas (1789 – 1879) as one of the first joint stock banks with a base in London and provincial branches. The London base was at 15 Bishopsgate...

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Wereldhave

Wereldhave

A leading independent property company with an internationally diversified real estate portfolio in Europe and the United States.

Group, Commerce, Property

1 memorial
Donovan Bros.

Donovan Bros.

Trader at Covent Garden Market at its original site.

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Glyn, Mills & Co. Bank

Glyn, Mills & Co. Bank

Founded in London as Vere, Glyn & Hallifax. Name changes: c.1780 Glyn, Hallifax and Mills; 1850 Glyn, Mills & Co.; 1864 Glyn, Mills, Currie & Co.; 1923 Glyn, Mills Currie Holt & Co....

Group, Commerce

1 memorial