It is hard to believe that two centuries ago London was quite small and you could walk half an hour from St Paul’s cathedral or Westminster Bridge and find yourself in the country side. There was no public transport and most people walked and lived near their work.
The building that now houses the London Transport museum in the heart of Covent Garden is absolutely fabulous with it’s large bay and fan windows. It used to be a Victorian flower market and was designed by William Rodgers in 1871.
Covent Gardens since the 17th century was the popular place to buy your fruit, vegetables, flowers, herbs and roots.