Covent Garden Market
you are travelling to London on holiday or business and are a fan of
Sherlock Holmes try to find time to visit some of the places mentioned
in the stories.
Luckily for us a book illustrated with photographs, entitled "The
was published by Cassell and Company in 1897 to celebrate the
diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. It gives a contemporary view of many
London landmarks as they appeared at the time Sherlock Holmes and Dr
Watson, were solving their cases.
Although some of the buildings have gone many can still be seen today.
|Covent Garden Market
|The Blue Carbuncle
and Watson visit Covent Garden where they question the poultry dealer
Breckinridge about the goose that Henry Baker lost. In fact Covent
Garden was a flower, fruit and vegetable market so it is odd that Conan
Doyle set the scene there.
is it like today?
of the buildings remain and Covent Garden is now full of shops, cafes
and street performers and is well worth a visit.