COVENT GARDEN

Covent Garden is known all over the world and is perhaps most famous for its depiction in the film My Fair Lady and the story of a flower-seller, Eliza Doolittle.

In the 13th century, today's modern, vast expanse of tourists and shops, was the humble kitchen garden for Westminster Abbey. By 1600, Covent Garden had become a bustling fruit and vegetable market serving the many aspects of London life.

The present market buildings date back to 1830 with buildings created by Renaissance architect Inigo Jones - they include the renowned Floral Hall (now part of the Royal Opera House). The area of Covent Garden itself is bounded by Kingsway, The Strand, Charing Cross Road and Shaftsbury Avenue, and is busy with every aspect of trade, commerce and industry.

Since the area breathes creativity for artists, designers, and performers, andis known as being a breeding ground for new ideas, we are thrilled to be at the heart of it all in WC2.