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A motion to reduce the minimum council tax payable in Richmond after a damning report showed it targets the most vulnerable residents was denied at the full council meeting last month.
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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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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1900s
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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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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
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.
Charing Cross:   Charing Cross denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London. It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail termini.
Covent Garden:   From fruit and veg to Froo Tan Vetch
Embankment:   Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history - including "Embankment".
Garrick Yard:   Garrick Yard, together with the more familiar Garrick Street to the northeast of here, both took their names from the Garrick Club which commemorates the famous 18th century actor, David Garrick.
Hungerford Stairs:   The Hungerford Stairs were the entrance point to Hungerford Market from the River Thames. They are now the site of Charing Cross railway Station.
Leicester Square:   Leicester Square is a pedestrianised square in the West End of London.
Northumberland House:   Northumberland House was a large Jacobean townhouse in London, which was the London residence of the Percy family, who were the Dukes of Northumberland.
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.
St Giles:   St Giles is a district of London, at the southern tip of the London Borough of Camden.


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
Buses outside the National Gallery:   Buses outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square (1927).
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
Adam Street, WC2N · Adelaide Street, WC2N · Adelphi Terrace, WC2N · Agar Street, WC2N · Aldwych, WC2 · Archway Mall, N19 · Bear Street, WC2H · Beaumont Buildings, WC2B · Bedforbury, WC2N · Bedford Chambers, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2R · Bedfordbury, WC2N · Betterton Street, WC2H · Bow St Covent Garden, WC2E · Bow Street, WC2B · Bow Street, WC2E · Broad Court, WC2B · Brydges Place, WC2N · Buckingham Street, WC2N · Bucknall Street, WC2H · Burleigh Street, WC2E · Cambridge Circus, WC2H · Cannon Street, WC2N · Carriage Hall, WC2E · Carting Lane, WC2R · Castlewood House, WC1A · Catherine Street, WC2B · Cecil Court, WC2N · Central Arcade, WC2E · Centre Point House, WC2H · Chandos Place, WC2N · Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H · Charing Cross Road, WC2H · Charing Cross, SW1A · Ching Court, WC2H · Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2H · Cranbourn Street, WC2H · Craven Passage, WC2N · Craven Street, WC2N · Crown Court, WC2B · Dansey Place, W1D · Denmark Place, WC2H · Denmark Street, WC2H · Drury Lane, WC2B · Dryden Street, WC2E · Dudley Court, WC2H · Duncannon Street, WC2N · Durham House Street, WC2N · Earlham Street, WC2H · Embankment Place, WC2N · Endell Street, WC2H · Excel Court, WC2H · Exeter Street, WC2E · Exeter Street, WC2R · Flichcroft Street, WC2H · Flitcroft Street, WC2H · Floral Street, WC2E · Garrick Street, WC2E · George Court, WC2N · Gerrard Place, W1D · Gerrard Street, W1D · Goodwins Court, WC2N · Grape Street, WC2H · Great Newport Street, WC2H · Great Queen Street, WC2B · Hanover Place, WC2E · Heathcock Court, WC2R · Henrietta Street, WC2E · High Holborn, WC2A · High Holborn, WC2B · Hop Gardens, WC2N · Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D · Hungerford House, WC2N · Irving Street, WC2H · James Street, WC2E · John Adam Street, WC2N · Jubilee Hall Jubilee Market, WC2E · Jubilee Market Hall Tavistock Court, WC2E · Jubilee Market, WC2E · King Street, WC2E · Langley Court, WC2E · Langley Street, WC2H · Leicester Square, WC2H · Litchfield Street, WC2H · Little Newport Street, WC2H · Long Acre, WC2E · Macclesfield Street, W1D · Macklin Street, WC2B · Maiden Lane, WC2E · Maple Leaf Walk, SW11 · Martlett Court, WC2B · May’s Court, WC2N · Mercer Street, WC2H · Monmouth Street, WC2H · Neal Street, WC2H · Neals Yard, WC2H · New Compton Street, WC2H · New Row, WC2N · Newport Court, WC2H · Newport Place, WC2H · Northumberland Avenue, SW1A · Northumberland Avenue, WC2N · Northumberland Street, WC2N · Nottingham Court, WC2H · Odhams Walk, WC2H · Parker Mews, WC2B · Parker Street, WC2B · Peabody Trust Estate, SE21 · Peabody Trust Estate, SE24 · Phoenix Street, WC2H · Robert Street, WC2N · Rose Street, WC2E · Russell Chambers, WC2E · Russell Street, WC2B · Russell Street, WC2E · Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2N · Saint Martin’s Court, WC2H · Saint Martin’s Place, WC2N · Savoy Court, WC2R · Savoy Hill, WC2R · Savoy Place, WC2N · Savoy Place, WC2R · Savoy Way, WC2R · Seven Dials Court, WC2H · Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H · Shaftsbury Avenue, W1D · Shelton Street, WC2B · Shelton Street, WC2H · Shorts Gardens, WC2H · Slingsby Place, WC2E · Sounding Alley, E3 · Southampton Street, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2R · Spring Gardens, SW1A · St Giles High Street, WC2H · St Giles House, WC2B · St Martins Court, WC2N · St Martins Lane, WC2H · St Martins Lane, WC2N · St Martins Place, WC2H · St Martins Place, WC2N · Stacey Street, WC2H · Street, WC2N · Stukeley Street, WC2B · Tavistock Street, WC2E · The Arcade, WC2B · The Arches, WC2N · The Gallery, E20 · The Market Piazza, WC2E · The Market The Piazza, WC2E · The Market, WC2E · The National Gallery, WC2N · The Piazza, WC2E · Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H · Thomas Neal’s shopping centre, WC2H · Tower Court, WC2H · Tower Street, WC2H · Trafalgar Square, WC2N · Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H · Victoria Embankment Gardens, WC2N · Victoria Embankment, WC2N · Villiers Street, WC2N · Wardour Street, W1D · Watergate Walk, WC2N · Wellington Street, WC2E · Wellington Terrace, W2 · West Street, WC2H · Wild Court, WC2B · Wild Street, WC2B · William Iv Street, WC2N · William Street, WC2N · York Buildings, WC2N ·


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