Gallery

Pictures of Covent Garden from the City of Westminster Archives

By Nigel T Espey

Photo:Nell Gwynn, famous actress and courtesan to King Charles II. Drawing by Peter Levey 17th century
Photo:Aquatint art print of Covent Garden market. 1826-1831.
Photo:Covent Garden Market drawn by F Nash and engraved by A C Allen. 1824.
Photo:Print of Coven Garden Piazza by T Sandby. 1777.
Photo:Postcard of a flower-seller in Piccadilly. 1910.
Photo:Watercolor of New Row, Covent Garden.
Photo:Art Print of St Martin's lane The parlour of the champion of England.
Photo:Due to the theatres located there, Drury Lane was actually the locus of most prostitution on Covent Garden. Much of it started there. Print by Ernest George, looking towards the church of St Mary-le-Strand. 1884.
Photo:Line engraving print of a Bird's eye view of Covent Garden Market, taken from the hummums. 1811.
Photo:Line engraving print of the interior of Oxford Market. 19th century.
Photo:Line engraving print of a coffee stall. Titled "London At Five In The Morning." 18th century"
Photo:Etching of market seller on Berwick Street.
Photo:Supporters of Charles Fox  march towards the hustings which are indicated by a corner of the pediment of St. Paul's Church.  A butcher heads the procession, followed by  the Duchess of Devonshire, holding up on a pole a pair of breeches inscribed Man of the People. The other two women may be the Duchess of Devonshire's sister  Lady Duncannon and  Mrs Crewe.   Sam House is holding aloft a beer. Drawn and engraved by Thomas Rowlandson, printed by William Humphrey, 227 Strand. Satire on the Westminster election.
Photo:Playbill for Elena Uberti, starring Adelaide Kemble at The Covent Garden Theatre. 1842.
Photo:Postcard of children used as casual labour in Covent Garden Market. 1915.
Photo:Lithograph. The Covent Garden Theatre was built by Edward Shepherd in 1732. Jullien's Bal Masques were masquerade balls which took place there in the 1860s. A popular dance. 1865.
Photo:Print depicting interior view of Covent Garden Watch House.
Photo:View of Piccadilly Circus, looking towards the London Pavilion 1913
Photo:Postcard of Covent Garden. 1900.
Photo:Postcard of Covent Garden. 1900.
Photo:Photo of Church Street market 1965
Photo:Photo of 11 - 29 Lisson Grove. Street where Eliza Armstrong was bought by WT Stead to prove to England how easy it was to buy little girls. 1910.
Photo:Photo of Drury Lane. 1876.
Photo:Group portrait of Lord Portman's tenants of Wilcove Place, Church Street, Lisson Grove. Conveys conditions under which many working-class families lived in London. 1915.
Photo:This picture is from the 'Street Cries' series by William Marshall Craig.  The series is called 'Street Cries' because the title of the pictures are the words that traders would have shouted to advertise their goods. Jacob Kimhi, a Jew from Turkey, was well known as a seller of slippers who stood by the Royal Exchange or walked along the Strand, Cornhill and Cheapside. He was also a distinguished Hebrew scholar. 1804.
Photo:This picture is from the 'Street Cries' series by William Marshall Craig.  The series is called 'Street Cries' because the title of the pictures are the words that traders would have shouted to advertise their goods. A small number of North African Jews in London made a living selling rhubarb and spices. 1804.
Photo:A satirical cartoon of a traffic accident caused by a disorderly mass of pedestrians. A coach and pair,  runs down two men and nearly overturns a cart to its right. outside the White Horse coaching terminus and Hatchett's coffee house in Piccadilly.  A fruit seller can be seen in the foreground and the scene includes a black man to the left.
This gallery was added by Nigel T Espey on 14/11/2012.

If you're already a registered user of this site, please login using the form on the left-hand side of this page.