Walking Tour of Covent Garden with Open City Friends, Saturday 6th July 10am

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Fruit to Fashion: how a kitchen garden became a world famous piazza

The tour charts the evolution of Covent Garden, incorporating the piazza, the wholesale produce market, social residential areas and supporting neighbourhoods, and highlighting the social and commercial highs, lows and challenges.

Covent Garden has become a much visited neighbourhood by people from all over the globe. We explore how the area evolved from a kitchen garden to a giant wholesale produce market and was supplying clients throughout the UK. We look at one locality which supplied a variety of peripheral services to the market, as well the residential areas in latter years. At the same time highlighting the struggle to keep the area intact on the departure of the wholesale market and the impact on the local inhabitants and businesses as well as the area.

Tour length: 2 / 2 hours 15 mins

Guide: Tony Ganio, born in Central London, has been constantly fascinated by the evolving face of London over the years. He has always had an interest in design and architecture and loves the extraordinary mix that we have in our city.

Walking tours are for Core (£12) & Keystone (£25) Friends only.