Covent Garden, Westminster, Greater London, England, WC2E 9

About Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between Charing Cross Road 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.

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Shaftesbury Hotel, London, c. 1900


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In Gallery: London Miscellaneous

This is the Shaftesbury Hotel, in Seven Dials, just off Shaftesbury Avenue. The building is still a hotel, the Radisson Blu Mercer Street, but...

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Piccadilly Circus, London, 1912


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In Gallery: Pick of English Heritage

Looking north-eastwards from Piccadilly Circus along the line of Shaftesbury Avenue. Shaftesbury Avenue cut through a slum area and opened in 1886....

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Mitchell's Motor Company, Wardour Street, London, August 1907


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In Gallery: Pick of English Heritage

An early motor car in the Mitchell Motor Works and Garage at 114 Old Wardour Street. Mitchell Motor Works and Garage was built in 1906 and offered...

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Newcastle Street, London, 1907


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In Gallery: Allsorts

This building in Newcastle Street carries hoardings advertising all sorts of products, from lager to soap. Newcastle Street no longer exists -...

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Citibank building demolition, Strand, Westminster, 2006


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In Gallery: Citibank demolition, Strand, Westminster, 2006

Here the demolition of the building was almost complete. The bank stood on the junction of Aldwych and Strand. It has been replaced by the ME hotel...

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Site of Citibank building, Strand, 2006


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In Gallery: Citibank demolition, Strand, Westminster, 2006

Here the demolition of the building was almost complete. The bank stood on the junction of Aldwych and Strand. It has been replaced by the ME hotel...

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Hotel Strand Continental, Strand, Westminster, c.2006


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In Gallery: Hotel Strand Continental, Strand, Westminster, 2006

The hotel sits at the junction of Strand and Aldwych. There is a door, here next to Strand News, which leads to an Indian restaurant which is rated...

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Strand Theatre, Aldwych, Westminster, 2005


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In Gallery: Strand/Novello Theatre, Aldwych/Strand, Westminster, 2000s

The Strand Theatre was renamed Novello Theatre by Sir Cameron Mackintosh following a major refit in 2005. Here we see the previous look of the...

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Novello Theatre as Strand Theatre, Aldwych, 2005


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In Gallery: Strand/Novello Theatre, Aldwych/Strand, Westminster, 2000s

The Strand Theatre was renamed Novello Theatre following a major refit in 2005 by the owner, Sir Cameron Mackintosh. Here we see the outside of the...

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Novello Theatre from Aldwych, RSC season, Aldwych, 2007


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In Gallery: Strand/Novello Theatre, Aldwych/Strand, Westminster, 2000s

The Novello theatre, as renamed from Strand Theatre, after the major refit opened with a season by the Royal Shakespere Company.

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Novello Theatre exterior from Aldwych, Strand, 2008


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In Gallery: Strand/Novello Theatre, Aldwych/Strand, Westminster, 2000s

Signage for the show 'Eurobeat' which ran at the theatre in 2008

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BAFTA red carpet lighting at the Royal Opera House 2009


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In Gallery: BAFTA lighting installation, Covent Garden, Westminster, 2009

The lighting and canopy installation for the 2009 BAFTA ceremony at the Royal Opera House

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Lighting for the 2009 BAFTA red carpet


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In Gallery: BAFTA lighting installation, Covent Garden, Westminster, 2009

Lighting installed at the Royal Opera House for the 2009 BAFTA red carpet

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Junction of Bow Street and Russell Street


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In Gallery: BAFTA lighting installation, Covent Garden, Westminster, 2009

Installation of the lighting system for the red carpet walk for the 2009 BAFTA awards at the Royal Opera House, 2009

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Removing phone boxes, Aldwych 2006


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In Gallery: Aldwych phone box, Strand, 2006

It was decided to remove the BT phone boxes in 2006 and here's one being removed. The irony is that at some point soon after this it was decided to...

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Seven Dials from the Cambridge Theatre, 1998


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In Gallery: Seven Dials, St. Giles, 1998

This photograph was taken from the roof of the Cambridge Theatre during the run of Grease, while I was followspotting on the show.

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Seven Dials Sundial Face, 1998


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In Gallery: Seven Dials, St. Giles, 1998

A view of the sundial in Seven Dials, looking towards the Mountbatten Hotel.

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Charlotte Street/Goodge Street, c. 1998


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In Gallery: Charlotte Street/Goodge Street, Fitzrovia, c. 1998

Looking away from Tottenham Court Road (towards the West), the area seems to have changed lots from its current layout....

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Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Shaftesbury Theatre


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In Gallery: Shaftesbury Theatre, St. Giles, c. 2004

The Shaftesbury Theatre during a run of Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2004

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