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We have written this article for you to read and enjoy and to give you an insight into one of London 's popular fruit and vegetable market and flower market. Before you start to read it we would like to tell you a little about ourselves.
We are Independent Surveyors that carry out Building Surveys in London including areas such as Battersea, Stockwell, Camberwell, Pimlico, Vauxhall and Burgess Hill. We also do valuations and schedules of condition on commercial properties in and around the New Covent Garden Market area.
As Surveyors we probably pay more attention to properties around us than most people do even when we are not surveying them! We always recommend lifting your line of sight above eye level as there are some beautiful buildings to be seen and ones that most people miss as they rush about with their daily life. Surveyor tours are something that we would like to introduce. These would explain the architectural styles and details that we see when carrying out Building Surveys. We are also happy to walk a client around an area that we know as well as explaining the results of the structural survey of their house, office or shop.
A: Albert Bridge
Albert Bridge was opened in 1873 and is a Grade II Listed Bridge which has a cast iron structure. After World War II John Betjeman campaigned to keep Albert Bridge from being demolished. Recently Albert Bridge was restored to ensure that the landmark bridge can continue to be open.
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B: Battersea Park
Battersea Park is near New Covent Garden Market which has a variety of wildlife such as ducks and many birds which can be seen whilst walking through the Park. Individuals can fish and play tennis in the Battersea Park as well as during July and August you can take a boat on the lake and enjoy a day out.
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There are many cafés in New Covent Garden Market which offer a range of food and drinks in the morning.
D: Delightful Oval Farmers Market
The Oval Farmers Market was established in approximately 2007 and is located in the grounds of St Marks Church which is near New Covent Garden Market. At the Oval Farmers Market they sell a range of fruit and vegetables, cheese and handmade cakes.
E: Excellent Archbishop Tenison's School
The Archbishop Tenison's School was founded by Thomas Tenison who was the Archbishop of Canterbury approximately 300 years ago. The school is for boys aged between eleven and nineteen and in the sixth form girls are accepted into the school.
F: Fruit and Vegetable Market
The Fruit and Vegetable Market sells over one hundred and fifty types of fruit and approximately one hundred and eighty types of vegetables. New Covent Garden Market sells seasonal fruit which can be delivered and they have offer fifty specialists.
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G: Great Surrey County Cricket Ground
The Surrey County Cricket Ground provides a great ground for the cricket players and a large number of seats for cricket fans to enjoy the game. The Cricket Ground can be seen from far away with the Cricket Club being formed in approximately 1845.
H: History of New Covent Garden Market
New Covent Garden Market was opened in approximately 1974 and is located in Nine Elms however previously it had been located in Covent Garden .
I: Independent Surveyors
As Independent Surveyors we have carried out a variety of different surveys in the New Covent Garden Market area including Residential Building Surveys and also Commercial Surveys. If you are buying a house or business in New Covent Garden Market area then call us for a truly independent opinion, we are not influenced by Banks, Building Societies or Estate Agents!
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J: Just near to The Plough Brewery
The Plough Brewery was brought in 1968 and is a Grade II Listed Building. The Plough Brewery was converted to offices soon after and around the beginning of the 21st century they were turned into accommodation.
K: Kennington Park
Kennington Park is near New Covent Garden Market and provides a range of activities for individuals to take part in such as playing tennis or relaxing in Kennington Café enjoying the lovely food and drinks.
As Independent Surveyors at the end of a busy day carrying out residential building surveys and commercial building surveys in the Kennington area of London it is a great place to stop and relax in.
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L: Lovely Cadogan Pier
Cadogan Pier is located on the Thames and built by Lord Cadogan in the 19th Century. Boats can be moored at Cadogan Pier where you can see the picturesque scenery of London.
M: Many Performers
Near New Covent Garden Market there are street performers such as magicians and musicians.
N: Numerous Allotments
There are a number of allotments near New Covent Garden Market which are located in Lamlash Street . The Lamlash Allotment Society manage the allotments and individuals can enjoy planting fruit, vegetables and many plants.
O: Opening Hours
New Covent Garden Market is open from Monday to Friday from 3am to 11am. On Saturday the Market is open from 4am to 10am.
P: Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel
The 4 star Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel and Spa which has over two hundred luxurious rooms. There is a spa with indoor and outdoor facilities such as a steam room and a heated pool. In addition there are conference rooms which can be hired for meetings with internet access.
Q: Quiet Cleaver Square
The Cleaver Square in Kennington in located near expensive houses where individuals can sit and relax in the Square. There are summer Fetes in Cleaver Square where you can celebrate with music and a range of tasty food.
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R: Respectable Covent Garden Market Authority
There is a group of individuals who manage New Covent Garden Market from around the begging of the 1960‘s called The Covent Garden Market Authority. They control the security and maintenance of the New Covent Garden Market.
S: St George Wharf Tower
St George Wharf Tower started construction in 2010 and when complete it will be over 180 metres tall. It was designed by Broadway Malyan which will be the tallest residential building in the UK and will contain over 200 flats.
T: The Flower Market
The Flower Market contains approximately sixty companies that sell a range of plants and flowers to the public. There are many wholesalers who sell fresh flowers and plants and who also offer deliveries. There are a few specialists in New Covent Garden Market who will be able to offer you advice and help you to find suitable purchases.
U: Unusual Beefeater Gin Distillery
The Beefeater Gin Distillery was established in around 1820 and holds open houses at certain times throughout the year.
V: Vauxhall Centre
Lambeth College offers courses for over 10,000 students and offers apprenticeships in a range of areas. At the Vauxhall Centre there are courses such as Building, Engineering and Media.
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W: Welcoming Kennington Lane Café
The Kennington Lane Café was set up in 1975 and is open Monday to Saturday each week. It serves breakfast, sandwiches and dinner which is freshly made.
X: Xmas at New Covent Garden Market
There is a yearly Christmas Preview event which contains many displays, demonstrations and food. There are demonstrations from individuals such as David Ragg who has won various awards. Floral installations are located in New Covent Garden Market by florists including Jean-Pierre Bonello.
Y: Yearly Exhibitions
The Gasworks was established in 1994 which holds yearly exhibitions and has nine studios which show diversity and range of different artists.
The Battersea Park Children's Zoo is near New Covent Garden Market and allows children to see certain animals being fed such as otters; there is also a play area and café. Children can have their parties at the Zoo and there are group tours available too.
There are separate entrances for the Fruit & Vegetable Market and the Flower Market, both of which can be accessed from Nine Elms Lane . Please note that the Flower Market entrance closes at 1pm and is not open on Sundays.
Vauxhall Rail Station and Vauxhall Underground are only a few hundred yards from the Market.
Bus routes 156 and 344 run past the Main Entrance and the Flower Market Entrance on the Nine Elms Lane (A3205) and routes 77, 87 and N87 run along Wandsworth Road (A3036).
The Blewcoat School Gift Shop in Caxton Street , Westminister, London SW1
National trust attractions in other parts of London:
Fenton House in Hampstead
Carlyle House in Chelsea
Ham House and Garden in Richmond
Chapter House and Pyx Chamber in Westminister
English Heritage attractions in other parts of London include:
Blue Plaque at 91 Ashfield Street, Whitechapel. The founder of Tesco Sir Jack Cohen (1898 – 1979) grew up here.
St Mary Spital Charnel House, Spitalfields
Jewel Tower, Eastminster
Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner
Apsley House, Hyde Park Corner
We hope you enjoyed our article on New Covent Garden Market and our comments from an Independent Surveyors point of view. Here are some links to some other articles that we have written and that may be of interest you.
We survey buildings in South West London. Our independent surveyors are experienced and qualified and produce high quality surveys including Structural surveys, Building surveys and valuations on both residential and commercial properties. We use surveyors who are experienced with old properties, many having direct hands on experience of working on listed buildings. Equally we understand newer construction, it may look the same to the untrained eye but performs very differently and we would say is built to a price not a quality standard. We also survey buildings that have been altered and extended both with and without planning permission and building regulations. We solve and deal with building disputes and can also help you with your extension and alteration design work.
If you are purchasing a property in South WestLondon please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a chartered building surveyor could literally save you thousands of pounds. The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.
If you book a building survey in South West London with 1st Associated surveyors you will find that we take great pride in the quality of our building survey and produce a very detailed building survey report, whether it be for a residential property or a commercial property. We use plain English in our building surveys to explain any problems with the property to ensure that you understand the problems and how to resolve them.
We are independent surveyors who carry out building surveys in South West London. We are independent of any lender or bank or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you, not them. This means we are working towards your best interests. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.
We are independent building surveyors that operate throughout the UK. As building surveyors we are often asked to work on not only a residential building survey but also a boundary walls dispute survey or or a specific defects survey if you have a problem with dampness or cracking in your property for example.
We are also commercial building surveyors, we can provide schedule of condition survey, property report, dilapidations report and a commercial building survey - our independent building surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchase.
We have a wealth of experience in providing Building Surveys to make sure you are buying the right property and providing market Valuations to ensure that you are buying the property at the right price. If you have any particular property problems we can carry out a Specific Defects Report.
Call us today on free phone 0800 298 5424 to discuss the services we offer. We are more than happy to talk about what the Building Surveys involve, these are also sometimes known as Structural Surveys or Engineers Reports.
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