While this area started as fields in the 7th century, by the 12th century, Covent Garden had earned its name as a walled-off, convent’s gardens. The Italianate arcaded square soon followed, along with the open-air produce market for which this West End district is well-known. Covent Garden has since transformed from tourist trap to high-end hotspot for investment property for sale.
Although this neighborhood is increasingly popular, it was a red-light district in the 18th century. By the 1960s and 70s, so many people were drawn to the market that congestion soon forced it to move. The central square would suffer until the main market building reopened in 1980, reviving cafes, pubs, and shops around Covent Garden. In the process, the Apple Craft Market, Royal Opera House, street entertainers, and other attractions were given new life, too. Similarly, other shops at Covent Garden were revived, including the Seven Dials streets of stores and restaurants.
Most recently, the district has become a hot spot for boutique real estate developments due to its central location and striking architecture. In particular, historic buildings like the Gatti House, which was once the Adelphi Theatre’s restaurant, are being remodeled into residential flats for sale in Covent Garden. As these developments strengthen the local community, commercial and residential properties for sale in Covent Garden are increasingly a good investment for the future.