Welcome to the Covent Garden Area Trust

Celebrating, conserving and enhancing the special character of Covent Garden for the benefit and enjoyment of all

Sustaining a distinctive place in the heart of London

CGAT's role is to preserve and sustain a distinctive place in the heart of London

Covent Garden is bounded by Aldwych, Kingsway, High Holborn, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and the Strand – situated right in the heart of London, England’s capital city.

Our role
We are the Covent Garden Area Trust
How we came to exist
In the early 1970s the Covent Garden area was the subject of major development proposals

These proposals would have resulted in the destruction of much of the historical environment and many of its (now listed) buildings and were strenuously contested by people who lived and worked in the area at the time.  As a result of their actions, the then Secretary of State for the Environment ordered the listing of more than 250 buildings in and around Covent Garden, making the implementation of the development Area Plan impossible.

Our History

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