Covent Garden has traditionally been a centre of small businesses. Once, it was a hive of coachmakers, especially in Long Acre, premises which later became car dealers; there have been lots of famous publishers and printers, notably Odhams Press. Sainsbury's began in Drury Lane.
The Covent Garden area has long been associated with theatre. The oldest established is the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, which had its origins in a patent granted on the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. A small theatre was established off Drury Lane in 1663 and this has evolved via several auditoria to the present famous building. Covent Garden theatre began in Bow Street in 1732.
We in Covent Garden Market every Thursday giving a free bag of Baruzzo Chocolate as gift to all our Twitter and Facebook fans and friends.
Come and visit us, EVERY THURSDAY. It's Covent Garden!!
|A FREE bag of Chocolates for oue Facebook and Twitter fans |
who visit us at Covent Garden, London