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Commuters faced evening rush hour travel chaos on Wednesday as signalling problems sent the system into meltdown and frustrated passengers were left sweltering in the heat.

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Bayern target Alexis Sanchez can play for 'any team'... but Shkodran Mustafi hopes he stays at Arsenal
Shkodran Mustafi claims Alexis Sanchez would have his pick of elite clubs if the forward were to leave Arsenal this summer, but has pleaded with the Gunners star to stay.

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23 Jun 2017
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Brentford goalkeeper saves man from drowning while on holiday
When Brentford shot-stopper Daniel Bentley is not saving goals on the pitch, he is saving lives off it. The Bees keeper saved a man from drowning whilst on holiday last Friday (June 16).

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Teachers from this school are on strike amid cuts and a mass exodus of staff
Teachers on strike from Forest Hill School took their picket line to the Department for Education (DfE) to demand emergency funds.

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South east London and north Kent's most notorious unsolved murders
A lot of murders are solved promptly but some cases continue to haunt the public for years to come.

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Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed the club have received a "substantial offer" for Chelsea target Alex Sandro as he admitted the Italian giants will not keep the player against his will.

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New Arsenal signing Sead Kolasinac has followed in the footsteps of Ashley Cole by picking the No31 shirt.

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Theresa May's plan to axe universal free school meals for four- to seven-year-olds has been dumped from the Queen's Speech.

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These are the big transport developments Bexley Council says the borough needs from TfL
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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho refutes tax fraud claims during Real Madrid stint

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Hillsborough campaigners urge justice for Grenfell victims
Margaret Aspinall (pictured) urged relatives to use the example of Hillsborough to ensure those responsible were held to account after at least 79 people died in the west London fire.

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GMB hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid were forced to apologise to viewers as the show was blighted by technical problems caused by their equipment overheating due to the hot weather.

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Daughter pays tribute to 'sturdy, reliable and supportive' father
Tributes have been paid to a dentist well-loved for his community spirit following his death.

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QPR's 2017-18 Championship fixtures are out with Rangers looking to banish the memories of last season's dire run-in.

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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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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.
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
Embankment:   Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history - including "Embankment".
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.
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.
Waterloo Bridge:   Waterloo Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge crossing the River Thames in London, England between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford Bridge.


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.


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Adam Street, WC2N · Adelaide Street, WC2N · Adelphi Terrace, WC2N · Agar Street, WC2N · Aldwych, WC2 · 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 · Bull Inn Court, WC2R · Burleigh Street, WC2E · Cannon Street, WC2N · Carriage Hall, WC2E · Catherine Street, WC2B · Central Arcade, WC2E · Centre Point House, WC2H · Chandos Place, WC2N · Ching Court, WC2H · Clare Market, WC2A · Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2H · Craven Passage, WC2N · Craven Street, WC2N · Crown Court, WC2B · Drury Lane, WC2B · Dryden Street, WC2E · Dudley Court, WC2H · Durham House Street, WC2N · Earlham Street, WC2H · Embankment Place, WC2N · Endell Street, WC2H · Excel Court, WC2H · Exchange Court, WC2R · Exeter Street, WC2E · Floral Street, WC2E · Garrick Street, WC2E · George Court, WC2N · Gerrard Place, W1D · Gerrard Street, W1D · Goodwins Court, WC2N · Grape Street, WC2H · Great Queen Street, WC2B · Hanover Place, WC2E · Heathcock Court, WC2R · Henrietta Street, WC2E · Houghton Street, WC2A · Hungerford House, WC2N · James Street, WC2E · John Adam Street, WC2N · Jubilee Hall Jubilee Market, WC2E · Jubilee Market Hall Tavistock Court, WC2E · Jubilee Market, WC2E · Kean Street, WC2B · King Street, WC2E · Kingsway, WC2B · Lancaster Place, WC2E · Langley Court, WC2E · Langley Street, WC2H · Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2A · Litchfield Street, WC2H · Long Acre, WC2E · Macclesfield Street, W1D · Macklin Street, WC2B · Maiden Lane, WC2E · Mercer Street, WC2H · Monmouth Street, WC2H · Moor Street, W1D · Neal Street, WC2H · New Row, WC2N · Newport Place, WC2H · North East Wing Bush House, WC2B · North West Wing Bush House, WC2B · Northumberland Avenue, WC2N · Northumberland Street, WC2N · Nottingham Court, WC2H · Odhams Walk, WC2H · Old Compton Street, W1D · Old Copton Street, W1D · Parker Mews, WC2B · Parker Street, WC2B · Portsmouth Street, WC2A · Portugal Street, WC2A · Robert Street, WC2N · Romilly Street, W1D · Rose Street, WC2E · Russell Chambers, WC2E · Russell Street, WC2B · Sardinia Street, WC2A · Savoy Court, WC2R · Savoy Hill, WC2R · Savoy Place, WC2N · Savoy Place, WC2R · Savoy Street, WC2E · Savoy Street, WC2R · Seven Dials Court, WC2H · Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H · Shaftsbury Avenue, W1D · Sheffield Street, WC2A · Shelton Street, WC2H · Shorts Gardens, WC2H · Slingsby Place, WC2E · South East Wing Bush House, WC2B · Southampton Street, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2R · St Clements Lane, WC2A · St Giles House, WC2B · Strand, WC2A · Strand, WC2B · Strand, WC2N · Strand, WC2R · Stukeley Street, WC2B · Tavistock Street, WC2E · The Arcade, WC2B · The Arches, WC2N · 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 · Tower Court, WC2H · Tower Street, WC2H · Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H · Victoria Embankment Gardens, WC2N · Victoria Embankment, WC2N · Villiers Street, 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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