Covent Garden

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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
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
London’s Alleys: Conduit Court, WC2
London’s Alleys: Conduit Court, WC2

London’s Alleys: Conduit Court, WC2

This is the most popular of all the alleys to be found in Covent Garden, thanks to a recent addition - an "infinity chamber" of mirrors that lines half the passage.

Jun
08
2020
300th anniversary of Covent Garden’s notorious brothel coffee house
300th anniversary of Covent Garden’s notorious brothel coffee house

300th anniversary of Covent Garden’s notorious brothel coffee house

Around three hundred years ago, give or take, a coffee house was rented in Covent Garden that was to become one of the most famous brothel houses in England.

Apr
15
2020
London’s Alleys: Tower Court, WC2
London’s Alleys: Tower Court, WC2

London’s Alleys: Tower Court, WC2

This is a quiet little space just a heartbeat from the bustling Covent Garden.

Sep
16
2019
London’s Alleys: Nottingham Court, WC2
London’s Alleys: Nottingham Court, WC2

London’s Alleys: Nottingham Court, WC2

This semi-convenient bypass for tourist central is rather modest for something named after the owner of Kensington Palace.

Sep
10
2018
Sarastro’s floral facade
Sarastro’s floral facade

Sarastro’s floral facade

A restaurant in central London almost as famous for its toilets as it is for its lavish interior -- but also has this overflowing greenery outside.

Aug
24
2018
London’s Pocket Parks: Drury Lane Gardens, WC2
London’s Pocket Parks: Drury Lane Gardens, WC2

London’s Pocket Parks: Drury Lane Gardens, WC2

Like many pocket parks, this is the result of too many people dying too often -- it's a disused graveyard.

Aug
22
2018
Inside Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Maiden Lane
Inside Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Maiden Lane

Inside Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Maiden Lane

Just around the corner from Covent Garden is a Victorian brick building that conceals a wondrous Catholic Church interior.

Aug
13
2018
Covent Garden to get a plant covered building
Covent Garden to get a plant covered building

Covent Garden to get a plant covered building

People leaving Covent Garden tube station could soon be staring at a wall covered in plants.

Aug
25
2017
Covent Garden Covered in Mirrors
Covent Garden Covered in Mirrors

Covent Garden Covered in Mirrors

Covent Garden's main Market Building has been covered up, with 32,000 square feet of mirrors.

Apr
14
2016
Glowing Clouds of Balls to fill Covent Garden
Glowing Clouds of Balls to fill Covent Garden

Glowing Clouds of Balls to fill Covent Garden

Later this month, 100,000 giant white balloons will fill the interior of the 19th Century Market Building in Covent Garden.

Aug
18
2015