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- Postal District: WC2
- Local Government Authority: London Borough of Camden
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Traditionally, Covent Garden was a warehousing district, including print works and other light industry. In the 1980s, Covent Garden became very popular and trendy. Many of the old warehouses were converted into bijou shops and studios, in a similar way to what is happening in Shoreditch 20 years later.
The market was traditionally a fruit and veg market. This market was moved to the south bank and renamed "New Covent Garden Market". There is still a market in the plaza, but this is primarily selling jewellry and crafts, and caters mainly for tourists.
- Neal Street
- St Martin's Lane - home of many West End theatres
- Covent Garden Plaza
- London Transport Museum
- The Doc Martens store... three floors of leather boots.
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