Former Flower Market, Covent Garden, London: the barren stalls of the vacated market hall

Coronavirus update: Our printing service continues to operate as usual, with framed and unframed prints available for delivery in normal timescales. We would like to reassure our customers that we are observing government advice on COVID-19 and adhering to all guidance and best practice.

RIBApix ref no RIBA47871
Architect/DesignerW. Cubitt & Company
Artist/PhotographerToomey, Bill (1922-)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1872
Image Date1974
Library ReferenceAP Box 200 Covent Garden (4)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Designed by William R. Rogers (born Rodriguez) of W. Cubitt & Company and built in 1871-1872 this complex building with its extensions has fronts on four streets. The Flower Market relocated to New Covent Garden, Nine Elms, Battersea, in 1974 when the building was left vacant. It was eventually restored and converted in 1978-1980 for the London Transport Museum by the London Transport Architect's Department.

Subject tags

glass, brickwork, roofs, cast iron, markets, arcades, dereliction