A walk around Covent Garden
A Saturday afternoon stroll around WC2
(Photos © urban75, Saturday 14th June 2008)
Neatly customised sign in Covent Garden Market.
A taste of the old Covent Garden.
This display was advertising an exhibition by photographer Clive Boursnell documenting the last days of the old central London fruit, vegetable and flower markets.
Inside the exhibition.
The fascinating and evocative photos cover a period of six years, from 1968 until the market's closure.
We got talking to an old bloke who worked at the market and he pointed out some of his old mates in the photos, ruefully adding, "Most of them are now dead."
The exhibition can be seen at No 1, The Piazza in Covent Garden until June 21 2008. It's well worth a visit.
Pearly King of Thornton Heath browsing a bookstore on Charing Cross Road.
The tradition of sewing buttons onto clothes was started by Henry Croft in 1875 as a means to draw attention to his charity fund raising efforts.
Milk float, Charing Cross Road.
Flowers on hat, Cambridge Circus.
The endangered Astoria Theatre on Charing Cross Road - with Chesney Hawkes and Sonia!
Hen party on the move outside Centre Point.
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