Although the great fruit and veg market is gone, Eliza Doolittle will always sell her flowers outside St Paul’s Church. As appropriate for its position in the heart of Theatreland, it is the actors’ church, commemorating many a famous name of stage and screen. The church itself was rebuilt after a fire but stills lays claim, in the words of its designer, Inigo Jones, to be ‘the handsomest barn in England’.
A barn reminds us of the enduring tradition of timber in building, particularly in wooden floors. A popular choice over the centuries for their beauty and durability, they also score on being so easy to maintain and keep clean. And when the inevitable wear and tear leaves them shabby or damaged? Time for the modern solution: wood floor repair and restoration by a professional floor sanding company in Covent Garden.
Whether your floor is in an office, gym, domestic building, bar or restaurant – allow us to bring it back to life and impress your visitors and customers.
Ask us for your free assessment. We have worked for over 20 years on all kinds of floors in every level of condition. We will give you the best advice for your particular needs. As we only work with flooring materials of the highest quality, you will get the best value from a job that lasts.
Parquet floor restoration - and that of other period floors - is one of our specialities. We source original blocks and boards to ensure an authentic match.
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Did you know about Covent Garden?
Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane. It is associated with the former fruit and vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site, and the Royal Opera House, which is also known as "Covent Garden". The district is divided by the main thoroughfare of Long Acre, north of which is given over to independent shops centred on Neal's Yard and Seven Dials, while the south contains the central square with its street performers and most of the elegant buildings, theatres and entertainment facilities, including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and the London Transport Museum.
Though mainly fields until the 16th century, the area was briefly settled when it became the heart of the Anglo-Saxon trading town of Lundenwic. After the town was abandoned, part of the area was walled off by 1200 for use as arable land and orchards by Westminster Abbey, and was referred to as "the garden of the Abbey and Convent". The land, now called "the Covent Garden", was seized by Henry VIII, and granted to the Earls of Bedford in 1552. The 4th Earl commissioned Inigo Jones to build some fine houses to attract wealthy tenants. Jones designed the Italianate arcaded square along with the church of St Paul's.
The route of the Strand on the southern boundary of what was to become Covent Garden was used during the Roman period as part of a route to Silchester, known as "Iter VII" on the Antonine Itinerary. Excavations in 2006 at St Martin-in-the-Fields revealed a Roman grave, suggesting the site had sacred significance. The area to the north of the Strand was long thought to have remained as unsettled fields until the 16th century, but theories by Alan Vince and Martin Biddle that there had been an Anglo-Saxon settlement to the west of the old Roman town of Londinium were borne out by excavations in 1985 and 2005.
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