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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London’s Alleys: Banbury Court, WC2
This is a recently cleaned up alley that links two busy shopping streets in Covent Garden.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.