Exploring the history of New Covent Garden Market was the aim when an international group of women from a club based in London were given a tour of the estate at the end of January.
Starting in the Flower Market, the group of 11 from the St John’s Wood Women’s Club were amazed by the colours, aromas, and huge breadth of our assortment of flowers and plants, with everyone making at least one purchase before going on to see Buyers’ Walk in the Fruit and Vegetable Market. The group were amazed when it was revealed that County Supplies delivers fresh fruit and vegetables to their near-neighbours, the animals at London Zoo.
The tour ended with a visit to the Food Exchange roof, where views over our own neighbours at the American Embassy proved a popular landmark.
The club find London’s history intriguing and have already visited several other markets in the capital – but none on the scale of our site in Nine Elms. Many of the club’s members are from the US and are in the St. John’s Wood area while their partners or families are working in Europe.