WC2, Westminster & Camden. The edge of the West End between Charing Cross Road and Drury Lane. Including Long Acre, Neil’s Yard, Seven Dials, Madien Lane, Floral Street & St Martin’s Lane.
Covent Garden has a rich history. Formerly the home of the vibrant fruit and vegetable market it is now a melting pot of cultural and shopping experiences.
Home to the Royal Opera House, the London Transport Museum and numerous Theatres it is also a pitted with independent, up market and chain shops. The area has a rich nightlife with well known clubs, bars and restaurants that are open well into the early hours of the morning.
Covent Garden was once used for crops and orchards later becoming a sort after area for gentry with the development of the central square (the first modern square in London) dating back to the early 1600’s. The area has always been popular with street performers who today still follow the tradition of auditioning for a coveted slot, you can find a mix of classical vocalists and instrumentalists and variety and circus acts.
The area is intriguing for it’s mix of locals (residents and workers) and tourists and can have the feel of both a busy centre to a capital city and a local community of a small town.
I love this area for its diversity, its history and its transient experiences.
These are just a taste of the images that I have taken of the area. If you are interested in purchasing prints or would like to discuss a commission please get in touch. I’m open to new projects so please fire away! Contact Lucy at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contacts page here: http://lucywood.co.uk/contact/