Covent Garden

Diary of an estate agent: Fitzrovia

Asking price offers and best and final bids are in this week, as well as a couple who find the perfect penthouse for cocktails on the roof terrace.

New homes: Covent Garden

New developments have been launched near the lively Piazza including The Russell, The Beecham, The Strand and 190 Strand.

A new stage for Covent Garden

One place in London where demand for new homes is guaranteed to outstrip supply is Covent Garden. A steady trickle of new developments and conversions is widening the choice, bringing swish apartments to the neighbourhood’s historic colonnaded market area.

Covent Garden spotlight

Amazingly, tourist hub Covent Garden faced demolition in the Seventies. Buy there now and enjoy quirky shops, opera and the West End on your doorstep

Really useful ideas & bargains

Alison Cork finds bargain-priced presents in Covent Garden, a Moroccan Bazaar in West London, and at a gasworks in Chelsea