About the tour and guide
Covent Garden has become a much visited neighbourhood by people from all over the globe. We explore how the area evolved from a kitchen garden to a giant wholesale produce market and was supplying clients throughout the UK. We look at one locality which supplied a variety of peripheral services to the market, as well the residential areas in latter years.
At the same time highlighting the struggle to keep the area intact on the departure of the wholesale market and the impact on the local inhabitants and businesses as well as the area.
Guide: Tony Ganio has been constantly fascinated by the evolving face of London over the years. He has always had an interest in design and architecture and loves the extraordinary mix that we have in our city.
The Golden Key Academy
This tour is led by a participant of Open City’s Golden Key Academy – a course training up insightful and engaging guides dedicated to explaining London and bringing its many stories to life. It is part of a wider collection of tour events created by Golden Key Academy guides for Open House Festival celebrating their conclusion of the sixth month course.
Further info on the Golden Key Academy https://open-city.org.uk/golden-key-academy