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Orlando Bloom had ’the biggest crush’ on Cate Blanchett after LOTR


The Brit actor, 41, admitted to having a huge crush on his fellow co-star, 49, during their appearance together on the Late Late Show with James Cordon in London on Monday.


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Mick Jagger rocks the stage for high-octane Rolling Stones performance


The legendary front man, 74, proved there’s no slowing him or his Rolling Stones band mates down as they rocked London’s Twickenham Stadium for the final night of their UK tour on Tuesday


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EU chiefs to warn businesses: Prepare for UK crashing out
EU leaders are set to tell the Government to "pull yourselves together" and are ready to warn businesses to prepare for Britain crashing out of the bloc with no deal.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/eu-chiefs-to-warn-businesses-prepare-for-uk-crashing-out-a3866456.html

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Old car showroom in Anerley could be demolished and replaced with flats

A vacant site in Anerley could be turned into a four-storey block of flats.


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Grenfell inquiry: Work on exposed pipes had not started before blaze


A gas pipe installed in the west London tower in 2016 remained exposed and ran through the supposedly protected stairwell area, the inquiry into the disaster heard.


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Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom arrive at Late Late Show in London


Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom arrive at Late Late Show in London


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REVIEW: The Prince of Wales in Barnet is cosy, fun and relaxing

Who says cosy pubs are just for the winter?


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Man jailed for stabbing murder at birthday party
A man has been found guilty of murdering a 21-year-old from Mitcham at a birthday party in 2017.

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Dynamo looks happy and healthy as he steps out in London


Dynamo looks happy and healthy as he steps out in London


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Heathrow’s closest neighbour has no problem living next door


Harri Patel, 63, became Heathrow Airport’s closest neighbour 23 years ago. He lives at an end-of-terrace house just 300 yards from Heathrow’s Terminal Four.


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Epileptic boy Billy Caldwell, 12, 'fighting for life' after medicinal cannabis oil confiscated at Heathrow
An epileptic boy whose medicinal cannabis oil was confiscated at Heathrow is in a life-threatening condition, his mother has said.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber leads tributes to ’phenomenal’ Woolwich-born musician who has died
Andrew Lloyd Webber leads tributes to ’phenomenal’ Woolwich-born musician who has died

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Granit Xhaka: Arsenal midfielder signs new long-term deal
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

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Andy Murray to play Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club
Andy Murray will make his competitive return from hip surgery in the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s next week.

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Thousands of council tenants could get water payouts
Up to 460,000 council and housing association tenants could get cash back from their water bills.

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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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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
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
De Hems:   De Hems has become a base for London’s Dutch community, serving bitterballen and frikandellen.
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, while indeed a square, is also the name for a tube station.
Les Cousins:   Les Cousins was a folk and blues club in the basement of a restaurant in Greek Street.
London Hippodrome:   The Hippodrome is a building on the corner of Cranbourn Street and Charing Cross Road.
L’Escargot:   L’Escargot is one of London’s oldest restaurants.
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.
St Giles:   St Giles is a district of London, at the southern tip of the London Borough of Camden.
St Josephs Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Adelphi:   The Adelphi is a small district surrounding the streets of Adelphi Terrace, Robert Street and John Adam Street.
The Royal Ballet School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
Tottenham Court Road:   Tottenham Court Road runs from St Giles' Circus (the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road) north to Euston Road.
Victoria Embankment Gardens:   
Wyld’s Great Globe:   Wyld’s Great Globe was an attraction situated in Leicester Square between 1851 and 1862.


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