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Covent Garden, the ideal place to buy luxury London property, is conveniently located on the eastern edge of the West End, WC2B/WC2E, between St Martin’s Lane and Drury Lane.
Steeped in rich history, the name Covent Garden springs from its original use, in medieval London as the garden of the Covent and Abbey. Seized by Henry VII and granted to the Earls of Bedford in the 16th century, the well-known Welsh architect, Inigo Jones, was given the task of building beautiful, luxurious homes to attract wealthy tenants.
During the 16th century, Italian renaissance architecture, which revived and developed certain features of ancient Roman buildings, was popular. Inigo Jones designed the arcaded square, which both reflected that trend and influenced future development of estates in London. He also designed the church of St Paul’s.
The market, for which Covent Garden is so well-known, only sprang up in the 17th century. In 1830, Charles Fowler’s neo-classical building, which covered and organised the increasingly chaotic market and is central to Covent Garden today, was built.
Covent Garden is also famous for its great history of theatre, on Drury Lane, its street entertainment in the Piazza and boutique shopping on Long Acre and in Seven Dials.
Covent Garden is well-served with Covent Garden Underground station, which is on the Piccadilly Line, only a short stop to Leicester Square, or Holborn. With the Strand nearby, it is also well-connected for Charing Cross rail station. Contact Pastor Real Estate to find the Covent Garden luxury property for sale to suit your exclusive real estate needs.