Popped by Covent Gardens a few months ago, but am now just putting up the pictures! Been far too busy these days.
Covent Garden’s market is quite famous. Although when you hear of “market” you expect a line of stalls under the sky but some stalls are housed in what used to be the market area for stall holders quite a few years ago. Now you have stores and a few stalls mixed together.
This area shows the open stall area.
This is the walkway with shops off on the right and left hand side
In the lower ground floor are more shops, specialising in all things kitsch; cute little gifts that make you go “aww” and feel all girly. Most men look bored but thats what they always look like when shopping with the women. There are also some restaurants. One time there was a young chap bellowing out an Italian opera tune. It was fantastic and there was quite a crowd. He was quite the eye candy I might add
Outside the CG Market from the front is a lovely white sandstone building which I think houses the Royal Opera.
On the backside is a church. The walking pedestrianised area is all cobbled, which gives it an endearing touch despite being a pain to walk on in heels.
And the exit/entrance depending on which direction you come to Covent Garden market. The writing above the building reads “Punch and Judy” which is what the traditional puppet play was referred to before other forms of entertainment took over. I’m not quite sure why its there. Any one with insight on this?
Next in the installment of Touring the City: Tower Bridge and Tower of London