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Covent Garden

Covent Garden est un quartier de Londres en Angleterre à la limite est de West End, entre St. Martin's Lane et Drury Lane. Il est associé à l'ancien marché de fruits et légumes de la place centrale, qui est maintenant un site commercial et touristique fort populaire, ainsi qu'au Royal Opera House, qui est également connu sous le nom de "Covent Garden". Le quartier est divisé par l'artère principale de Long Acre, au nord de laquelle se trouvent les boutiques indépendantes centralisées sur Neal's Yard et Seven Dials, tandis que le sud abrite sur la place centrale les artistes de rue et la plupart des superbes bâtiments, théâtres et lieux de divertissement, y compris le Théâtre de Drury Lane et le Musée du transport de Londres.

Covent Garden, avec le code postal WC2, se trouve dans les arrondissements londoniens de Westminster et Camden, et les circonscriptions législatives de Londres et de Westminster et de Holborn et St Pancras. Tate Modern: International modern and contemporary art. Welcome to the British Museum. The National Gallery, London: Western European painting 1250–1900. Playing Now & Coming Soon. Hyde Park. Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London, and one of the Royal Parks of London, famous for its Speakers' Corner.

Hyde Park

The park was the site of the Great Exhibition of 1851, for which the Crystal Palace was designed by Joseph Paxton. The park has become a traditional location for mass demonstrations. The Chartists, the Reform League, the Suffragettes and the Stop The War Coalition have all held protests in the park. Many protesters on the Liberty and Livelihood March in 2002 started their march from Hyde Park. On 20 July 1982 in the Hyde Park and Regents Park bombings, two bombs linked to the Provisional Irish Republican Army caused the death of eight members of the Household Cavalry and the Royal Green Jackets and seven horses. History[edit] Hyde Park c. 1833: Rotten Row is "The King's Private Road" One of the most important events to take place in the park was the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Grand Entrance[edit] The Grand Entrance to Hyde Park Sites of interest[edit] Events[edit] Notes[edit] Piccadilly Circus, London. The Circus lies at the intersection of five main roads: Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Street, Covent Street and Haymarket.

Piccadilly Circus, London

It was created by John Nash as part of the future King George IV's plan to connect Carlton House - where the Prince Regent resided - with Regent's Park. The creation of Shaftesbury Avenue in 1885 turned the plaza into a busy traffic junction. This made Piccadilly Circus attractive for advertisers, who installed London's first illuminated billboards here in 1895. For some time the plaza was surrounded by billboards, creating London's version of Times Square, but Eros statue currently only one building still carries large (mostly electronic) displays. At the center of the Circus stands the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain. V&A Museum of Childhood. London Eye. Natural History Museum.