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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1860s
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Covent Garden

From fruit and veg to Froo Tan Vetch

Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane.

It is associated with the former fruit and vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site, and the Royal Opera House, which is also known as Covent Garden. The district is divided by the main thoroughfare of Long Acre, north of which is given over to independent shops centred on Neal's Yard and Seven Dials, while the south contains the central square with its street performers and most of the elegant buildings, theatres and entertainment facilities, including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and the London Transport Museum.

Though mainly fields until the 16th century, the area was briefly settled when it became the heart of the Anglo-Saxon trading town of Lundenwic. After the town was abandoned, part of the area was walled off by 1200 for use as arable land and orchards by Westminster Abbey, and was referred to as 'the garden of the Abbey and Convent'. The land, now called the Covent Garden, was seized by Henry VIII, and granted to the Earls of Bedford in 1552. The 4th Earl commissioned Inigo Jones to build some fine houses to attract wealthy tenants. Jones designed the Italianate arcaded square along with the church of St Paul's. The design of the square was new to London, and had a significant influence on modern town planning, acting as the prototype for the laying-out of new estates as London grew.

A small open-air fruit and vegetable market had developed on the south side of the fashionable square by 1654. Gradually, both the market and the surrounding area fell into disrepute, as taverns, theatres, coffee-houses and brothels opened up; the gentry moved away, and rakes, wits and playwrights moved in.

By the 18th century it had become a well-known red-light district, attracting notable prostitutes. An Act of Parliament was drawn up to control the area, and Charles Fowler's neo-classical building was erected in 1830 to cover and help organise the market. The area declined as a pleasure-ground as the market grew and further buildings were added: the Floral Hall, Charter Market, and in 1904 the Jubilee Market. By the end of the 1960s traffic congestion was causing problems, and in 1974 the market relocated to the New Covent Garden Market about three miles (5 km) south-west at Nine Elms. The central building re-opened as a shopping centre in 1980, and is now a tourist location containing cafes, pubs, small shops, and a craft market called the Apple Market, along with another market held in the Jubilee Hall.

Covent Garden tube station is a Grade II listed building and was opened by Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 11 April 1907, four months after services on the rest of the line began operating on 15 December 1906.

Like the rest of the original GNP&BR stations, the street level station building and platform tiling was designed by Leslie Green. The station building is a classic red 'Oxblood' building which has two elevations fronting onto the end of James Street and Long Acre. The platform wall was tiled with two shades of yellow and white tiling which formed geometric shapes along with three blank spaces to incorporate the station name. As part of TFL's investment programme, the ageing tiling dating back from the station's opening was replaced in 2010 in a like-for-like basis, retaining the look and feel of the platforms.

Covent Garden station is one of the few stations in Central London for which platform access is only by lift or stairs and often becomes congested due to the Covent Garden area's popularity with tourists. To control congestion on Saturday afternoons, when the surrounding shopping areas are at their busiest, the station was previously exit only to avoid the risk of dangerous overcrowding of the platforms, but following replacement of the lifts, this restriction has been lifted. There are four lifts which give access to street level, although a final flight of stairs from the lifts to the platforms means that the station is wheelchair inaccessible. Alternatively, there is an emergency spiral staircase of 193 steps (The equivalent to a 15 storey building). During the lift journey a recorded announcement is played asking passengers to have their tickets/passes ready as they exit the lifts and advising where to turn for Covent Garden's market.

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Ackermann’s:   Rudolph Ackermann (20 April 1764 in Stollberg, Saxony – 30 March 1834 in Finchley) was an Anglo-German bookseller, inventor, lithographer, publisher and businessman.
Courtauld Institute of Art:   The Courtauld Institute of Art is a self-governing college of the University of London specialising in the study of the history of art.
Covent Garden:   From fruit and veg to Froo Tan Vetch
Holborn:   Holborn is both an area and also the name of the area's principal street, known as High Holborn between St. Giles's High Street and Gray's Inn Road and then Holborn Viaduct between Holborn Circus and Newgate Street.
Royal Opera House:   The foundation of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden lies in the letters patent awarded by Charles II to Sir William Davenant in 1660, allowing Davenant to operate one of only two patent theatre companies (The Duke's Company) in London.
Shipley's Drawing School:   101 The Strand was an art school from 1750 until 1806.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Blackmoore Street (1902):   This photo depicts Blackmoor Street which was in the Drury Lane slum, with Clare Court on the left
Houghton Street (1906):   A greengrocer's on the corner of Houghton Street and Clare Market (behind The Strand) in 1906 just before demolition.
New Inn Passage (1901):   The corner of Houghton Street and New Inn Passage taken on a 1901 photo just prior to the clearence of the area for the Aldwych-Kingsway improvement scheme.
Strand (1890s):   The Strand in the 1890s
Wild Street (1902):   Wild Street, in the Covent Garden area, was on the edge of the Kingsway improvements which would utterly transform the area in the following years.
Wych Street:   Wych Street was a street in London, roughly where Australia House now stands on Aldwych. It ran west from the church of St Clement Danes on the Strand to a point towards the southern end of Drury Lane.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Africa House, WC2B · Aldwych, WC2 · Aldwych, WC2B · Barter Street, WC1A · Beaumont Buildings, WC2B · Bedford Chambers, WC2E · Bedford Place, WC1B · Bedford Row, WC1R · Bedford Street, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2R · Betterton Street, WC2H · Bloomsbury Place, WC1A · Bloomsbury Square, WC1A · Bloomsbury Square, WC1B · Bloomsbury Way, WC1A · Boswell Street, WC1X · Bow St Covent Garden, WC2E · Bow Street, WC2B · Bow Street, WC2E · Bristol House, WC1B · Broad Court, WC2B · Bucknall Street, WC2H · Burleigh Street, WC2E · Bury Place, WC1A · Carriage Hall, WC2E · Catherine Street, WC2B · Catton Street, WC1R · Central Arcade, WC2E · Ching Court, WC2H · Clare Market, WC2A · Coptic Street, WC1A · Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2H · Crown Court, WC2B · Dane Street, WC1R · Dansey Place, W1D · Drury Lane, WC2B · Dryden Street, WC2E · Dudley Court, WC2H · Eagle Street, WC1R · Earlham Street, WC2H · Endell Street, WC2H · Excel Court, WC2H · Exeter Street, WC2E · Exeter Street, WC2R · Field Court, WC1R · Fisher Street, WC1R · Floral Street, WC2E · Galen Place, WC1A · Garrick Street, WC2E · Gate Street, WC2A · Gerrard Place, W1D · Gerrard Street, W1D · Gilbert Place, WC1A · Gloucester Road, WC1N · Grape Street, WC2H · Great Queen Street, WC2B · Great Russell Street, WC1A · Hanover Place, WC2E · Henrietta Street, WC2E · High Holborn, WC1V · High Holborn, WC2A · High Holborn, WC2B · High Street, WD1 · Holborn, WC1V · Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D · Houghton Square, SW9 · Houghton Street, WC2A · James Street, WC2E · Jubilee Hall Jubilee Market, WC2E · Jubilee Market Hall Tavistock Court, WC2E · Jubilee Market, WC2E · Kean Street, WC2B · Kemble Street, WC2B · King Street, WC2E · Kingsgate Street, WC1R · Kingsway, WC2B · Lambs Conduit Passage, WC1R · Lancaster Place, WC2E · Langley Court, WC2E · Langley Street, WC2H · Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2A · Lion Court, WC1V · Litchfield Street, WC2H · Little Russel Street, WC1A · Little Russell Street, WC1A · Little Turnstile, WC1V · Long Acre, WC2E · Macclesfield Street, W1D · Macklin Street, WC2B · Maiden Lane, WC2E · Maple Leaf Walk, SW11 · Martlett Court, WC2B · Melbourne Place, WC2B · Mercer Street, WC2H · Monmouth Street, WC2H · Montague Street, WC1B · Montreal Place, WC2R · Museum Street, WC1A · Neal Street, WC2H · New Oxford Street, WC1A · New Oxford Street, WC2H · New Row, WC2N · Newport Place, WC2H · Newton Street, WC2B · North East Wing Bush House, WC2B · North West Wing Bush House, WC2B · Nottingham Court, WC2H · Oblique Museum Mansions, WC1B · Odhams Walk, WC2H · Old Gloucester Street, WC1N · Orange Street, WC1R · Parker Mews, WC2B · Parker Street, WC2B · Peabody Trust Estate, SE21 · Peabody Trust Estate, SE24 · Pied Bull Court, WC1A · Pied Bull Yard, WC1A · Portsmouth Street, WC2A · Portugal Street, WC2A · Princeton Street, WC1R · Procter Street, WC1V · Proctor Street, WC1V · Raymond Buildings, WC1R · Red Lion Square, WC1R · Red Lion Street, WC1R · River Terrace, W6 · Rose Street, WC2E · Russell Chambers, WC2E · Russell Street, WC2B · Russell Street, WC2E · Sandland Street, WC1R · Sardinia House, WC2A · Sardinia Street, WC2A · Seven Dials Court, WC2H · Sheffield Street, WC2A · Shelton Street, WC2B · Shelton Street, WC2H · Shorts Gardens, WC2H · Sicilian Avenue, WC1A · Slingsby Place, WC2E · Soho Square, WC1A · South East Wing Bush House, WC2B · Southampton Place, WC1A · Southampton Row, WC1B · Southampton Row, WC1V · Southampton Street, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2R · St Clement’s Passage, WC2A · St Clements Lane, WC2A · St Giles House, WC2B · Strand Underpass, WC2R · Strand, WC2A · Strand, WC2B · Strand, WC2N · Strand, WC2R · Stukeley Street, WC2B · Tavistock Street, WC2B · Tavistock Street, WC2E · The Arcade, WC2B · The Edmund J. Safra Fountain Court, WC2R · The Market Piazza, WC2E · The Market The Piazza, WC2E · The Market, WC2E · The Piazza, WC2E · The Strand, WC2N · The Strand, WC2R · Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H · Thomas Neal’s shopping centre, WC2H · Tower Court, WC2H · Tower Street, WC2H · Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H · Verulam Buildings, WC1R · Victoria House, WC1A · Wardour Street, W1D · Wellington Street, WC2E · Wellington Terrace, W2 · West Central Street, WC1A · West Street, WC2H · Whetstone Park, WC2A · Wild Court, WC2B · Wild Street, WC2B · Yorkshire Grey Yard, WC1R ·


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