|For over 300 years, London's main market for
fruit and vegetables operated at Covent Garden. Increasing congestion led
to its being moved to a new site south of the river in 1974.
When the barrowboys and the vegetables moved out the site was revamped as a modern shopping area
If you compare the photos of the old market 9above) and the new market (below) you can see that the same halls are now used by cafes and stalls that sell a variety of items like clothing and jewelry
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