Covent Garden is one of our regular Treasure Hunt locations. The site was originally a walled enclosure and garden stretching from Long Acre to the Strand which belonged top the monks of Westminster Abbey. It was recorded in 1491 as Convent Garden and this became Covent Garden. When the monasteries were dissolved by Henry VIII the area was reclaimed and sold to the Earl of Bedford in 1552 and he built a house on the land.
Today Covent Garden is one of the most vibrant areas of London with its mix of market, entertainment and great bars. It sits on the edge of London’s theatre area and is home to the Royal Opera House. There’s always something going on in Covent Garden and that’s why it’s one of most regular Treasure Hunt locations. It’s also well positioned in relation to other London locations and we often finish our events at Henry’s, which is right in the Piazza square and very accommodating to our groups.
The Piazza, the main square in Covent Garden, is London’s first real square and was designed by the most fashionable architect of his day, Inigo Jones. This, and many other interesting facts, can be found in our London Architecture themed event.
Various well known brands can be found in the area, so it can also feature in our Logos of London event.