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Covent Garden Market, London

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The area was first settled in the 7th century, although abandoned by the 9th century it was eventually walled off by Westminster Abbey in 1201 for use as arable land and orchards.  The area was referred to as the “Garden of the Abbey and Convent”, and then later the “Covent Garden”.   By 1654 a small fruit and vegetable market had developed. By 1974 the market had become substantial and moved to New Covent Garden Market near Nine Elms.

More history ⇒.

These days the market houses outlets for arts, crafts, fashion and a number of eateries.  Whilst it can be expensive the entertainment is free.  A large, interesting and not necessarily expensive market can be found at Old Spitalfields Market⇒ which has some speciality days. 

Covent Garden:-.

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A little opera (A Capella of course) with ones luncheon.

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Or a string quartet.

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Or perhaps a little bondage.

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Maybe watch someone juggle with sharp stuff.

They do make an effort at Christmas.

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat
Please to put a penny in the old man’s hat
If you haven’t got a penny, a ha’penny will do
If you haven’t got a ha’penny, then God bless you!

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13 responses

  1. Good rhyme…the whole place appears to have a fabulous artsy vibe to it!

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    October 21, 2016 at 16:34

  2. You’ve captured the fun of Covent Garden!

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    October 27, 2016 at 17:00

  3. Oh it looks so wonderful! I want to beam over right now!

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    October 28, 2016 at 22:36

  4. Hoot knew this was here?! YOU did 🙂 Great pics!!

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    June 24, 2017 at 22:47

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