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post updated 4 Dec 2020

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4 Dec 2020
Mercer Walk, 13-14 Langley Street
Mercer Walk Covent Garden building street
photograph © Peter Langdown
Mercer Walk Covent Garden
The Mercers’ Company, a City of London Livery Company established by Royal Charter in 1394, commissioned Ian Ritchie Architects to develop the space between Mercer Street and Langley Street in Covent Garden. The £22m scheme was completed in November 2016 with tenants taking occupation through to Spring 2017.

17 Apr 2019
NoMad London Hotel
Design: Roman and Williams
NoMad London Hotel in Covent Garden
photo © Emsie Jonker
NoMad London Hotel
New York-based Sydell Group, in partnership with investment firm BTC, has announced plans to open a London outpost of Sydell Group’s award-winning NoMad hotel in Covent Garden. The property, a historical 19th century courthouse and police station, known as Bow Street Magistrates Court and Police Station, will be thoughtfully transformed into a ninety-one-room hotel incorporating into its design many of the building’s architectural features.

12 Jan 2014
PACATA London Restaurant

23 Apr 2012
Covent Garden Flower Cellars
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Covent Garden Flower Cellars
photograph © Tim Soar
Covent Garden Flower Cellars London
A team led by international architecture practice Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has completed the renovation and restoration of the historic Covent Garden Flower Cellars in London, first built in 1871. The Flower Cellars will be the first completed project within KPF’s recent masterplan for Covent Garden, commissioned by Covent Garden London, a wholly owned subsidiary of Capital & Counties Properties PLC.

Space House, 1 Kemble Street, off Kingsway, east of the market area
Architect: Richard Seifert
Space House
photo © Nick Weall
Space House

Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House
photo © Adrian Welch
Royal Opera House Building

Covent Garden History

This is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin’s Lane 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. 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.

The area declined as a pleasure-ground as the market grew and further buildings were added: the Floral Hall, Charter Market, and in 1904 the Jubilee Market. By the end of the 1960s traffic congestion was causing problems, and in 1974 the market relocated to the New Covent Garden Market about three miles (5 km) south-west at Nine Elms. The central building re-opened as a shopping centre in 1980, and is now a tourist location containing cafes, pubs, small shops, and a craft market called the Apple Market, along with another market held in the Jubilee Hall.

This tourist / boutique retail district, with the postcode WC2, falls within the London boroughs of Westminster and Camden, and the parliamentary constituencies of Cities of London and Westminster and Holborn and St Pancras. The area has been served by the Piccadilly line at the tube station (just north of the market)since 1907; the journey from Leicester Square, at 300 yards, is the shortest on the London Underground.

Covent Garden Buildings

Market Building interior spaces:
Covent Garden buildings Covent Garden
photos © Adrian Welch

Market Building exterior:
Covent Garden Market Building Covent Garden Market
photos © Nick Weall

Apple Walk:
Apple Walk Apple Walk
photos © Nick Weall

Buildings in the area:
Covent Garden buildings Covent Garden buildings Covent Garden architecture Covent Garden buildings
photos © Adrian Welch

St Paul’s Church – by Inigo Jones architect:
St Paul's Church St Pauls Church building St Paul's Church
photos © Adrian Welch

More photos of St Paul’s Church building:
St Paul's Church St Paul's Church
photos © Nick Weall

London Transport Museum, south side of the market buildings:
London Transport Museum

Covent Garden building:
Covent Garden building
photo © Adrian Welch

Freemasons Hall building:
Freemasons Hall Covent Garden London Freemason Hall Covent Garden building
photos © Adrian Welch

St Martin’s School of Art (old site):
St Martin's School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch

Seven Dials block, to the north of the market area:
Seven Dials building
photo © Adrian Welch

Orion House, Upper St. Martin’s Lane – Tower just west of of the main tourist area:
Orion House
photo © Nick Weall

Backpackers, Charing Cross Road:
Backpackers Charing Cross
photo © Adrian Welch

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine St:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
photo © Nick Weall

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Wellington Street building, just east of the market:
Wellington Street building Wellington Street Building
photos © Adrian Welch

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Just north of of this popular tourist area:

TUC Building
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photos © Adrian Welch

New Covent Garden Market in South London

30 Nov 2018
New Covent Garden Market Master Plan

New Covent Garden Market Building London

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