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Covent Garden

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Covent Garden - Latest news, articles and photos

Batman exhibition coming to London
Batman exhibition coming to London

Batman exhibition coming to London

An exhibition of Batman movies and comic memorabilia will be opening in Covent Garden later this year, showing off a range of props and collectables from the series.

Jun
13
Covent Garden’s market trader’s plaque
Covent Garden’s market trader’s plaque

Covent Garden’s market trader’s plaque

Surprisingly easy to miss considering how large it is, on a side street next to Covent Garden is a monumental plaque to the people who worked there when it was a fruit and vegetable market.

Feb
22
London’s gas lamps to shine on as Historic England protects Covent Garden lights
London’s gas lamps to shine on as Historic England protects Covent Garden lights

London’s gas lamps to shine on as Historic England protects Covent Garden lights

Historic England has given four gas-powered street lamps that have been glowing in Covent Garden for over a century heritage listing protection, so they will continue to cast a warm glow in the streets.

Feb
12
London’s Alleys: Tavistock Court, WC2
London’s Alleys: Tavistock Court, WC2

London’s Alleys: Tavistock Court, WC2

This is an alley in Covent Garden I suspect many readers will know when they see it, even if they never noticed its name -- as it runs alongside the London Transport Museum.

Dec
04
2023
Sit on some giant Yeti feet in Covent Garden
Sit on some giant Yeti feet in Covent Garden

Sit on some giant Yeti feet in Covent Garden

It's probably aimed at children, but there's a chance to sit on the giant furry feet of a Yeti and take a selfie or group photo.

Nov
14
2023
Robbie Williams pop-up in Covent Garden this week
Robbie Williams pop-up in Covent Garden this week

Robbie Williams pop-up in Covent Garden this week

Later this week there will be a free Robbie Williams pop-up in Covent Garden with giveaways, photos and a screening of the opening episode of his new Netflix documentary.

Oct
30
2023
London’s Alleys: Langley Court, WC2
London’s Alleys: Langley Court, WC2

London’s Alleys: Langley Court, WC2

This is an annoying alley in Covent Garden that's been here for centuries and left scarcely a mark in the history books.

Sep
25
2023
NHS at 75 exhibition in Covent Garden
NHS at 75 exhibition in Covent Garden

NHS at 75 exhibition in Covent Garden

A photography exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS, of photos taken by NHS staff and volunteers has opened at the Fujifilm shop in Covent Garden

Jul
26
2023
London’s Alleys: Wild Court, WC2
London’s Alleys: Wild Court, WC2

London’s Alleys: Wild Court, WC2

This is a slip of a passage near Holborn that provides little today other than back doors and rubbish bins, but once lead to a grand mansion house.

Apr
24
2023
London’s Alleys: Hanover Place, WC2
London’s Alleys: Hanover Place, WC2

London’s Alleys: Hanover Place, WC2

This is an alley in Covent Garden that seems to have slipped through history barely leaving a mark, but it's also an alley that's had many names over its long life.

Jun
06
2022
Guinness setting up a Covent Garden brewery
Guinness setting up a Covent Garden brewery

Guinness setting up a Covent Garden brewery

A cluster of old buildings in Covent Garden are to become a new home for Guinness, with a microbrewery and education centre.

Feb
04
2022
A cluster of tiny artworks near Covent Gardens
A cluster of tiny artworks near Covent Gardens

A cluster of tiny artworks near Covent Gardens

Near Covent Garden, a newish development of shops on Mercers Walk has recently added a cluster of tiny artworks that provide a bit of a treasure hunt to seek out.

Nov
30
2021
An exhibition about a “Generous Dentist”
An exhibition about a “Generous Dentist”

An exhibition about a “Generous Dentist”

An unusual dentist is the topic of an exhibition at Freemasons Hall, as this was a dentist who was also a philanthropist.

Aug
18
2021
Covent Garden to be filled with neon art next month
Covent Garden to be filled with neon art next month

Covent Garden to be filled with neon art next month

Next month, Covent Garden will be filled with neon signs, as part of a display by the artist Chila Burman, who was also responsible for covering the Tate Britain in neon signs last Christmas.

Jul
19
2021
Harry Potter exhibition opens in London next month
Harry Potter exhibition opens in London next month

Harry Potter exhibition opens in London next month

An exhibition of photographs from the filming of the Harry Potter film series will open in Covent Garden next month.

Jun
17
2021
London’s Alleys: Martlett Court, WC2
London’s Alleys: Martlett Court, WC2

London’s Alleys: Martlett Court, WC2

This is a pleasingly wide alley straddling commercial and residential in Covent Garden, but was once in a different place and much less visible.

Jun
14
2021
London’s newest museum opens its cells – the Bow Street Police Museum
London’s newest museum opens its cells – the Bow Street Police Museum

London’s newest museum opens its cells – the Bow Street Police Museum

London has gained a new museum, and it tells the story of the Bow Street Police -- probably the most famous police station in the city.

May
31
2021
Supermundane mural appears in Covent Garden
Supermundane mural appears in Covent Garden

Supermundane mural appears in Covent Garden

A new mural designed by London-based artist Rob Lowe, AKA Supermundane, has appeared on the side of the London Graphic Centre in Covent Garden.

Apr
27
2021
Covent Garden unveils outdoor dining plans
Covent Garden unveils outdoor dining plans

Covent Garden unveils outdoor dining plans

An estimated 500 extra table seats will be created around Covent Garden next week as restaurants as over 25 restaurants across the Covent Garden estate open with alfresco seating from 12th April.

Apr
05
2021
London’s Alleys: Banbury Court, WC2
London’s Alleys: Banbury Court, WC2

London’s Alleys: Banbury Court, WC2

This is a recently cleaned up alley that links two busy shopping streets in Covent Garden.

Mar
15
2021
London’s Alleys: Bedford Court, WC2
London’s Alleys: Bedford Court, WC2

London’s Alleys: Bedford Court, WC2

This is an alley that leads off from busy Covent Garden through to a much quieter patch of residential housing.

Aug
03
2020
Giant letters of Love, Hope & Joy for Covent Garden
Giant letters of Love, Hope & Joy for Covent Garden

Giant letters of Love, Hope & Joy for Covent Garden

A four-storey work of art has gone up in Covent Garden, with the words of Love, Hope & Joy emblazoned across a building overlooking the Piazza.

Jul
01
2020
London’s Alleys: Lazenby Court, WC2
London’s Alleys: Lazenby Court, WC2

London’s Alleys: Lazenby Court, WC2

This is the alley that's famous for squeezing in a narrow gap underneath an old pub in Covent Garden, and bare-knuckle fights.

Jun
15
2020
Covent Garden to partially reopen from Monday 15th June
Covent Garden to partially reopen from Monday 15th June

Covent Garden to partially reopen from Monday 15th June

Normally thronging with tourists, a socially distanced Covent Garden plans to reopen next week (Mon 15th June).

Jun
10
2020