Monday 27th June 2016
One of the most common perceptions of London around the world is that, although regarded as a peaceful place, it is a city which never quite goes to sleep. When the activities of a given day come to an end in one part of the capital, you can be sure that they are just starting in another. As one of the leading estate agents in the SW8 region, we are very aware of this being the case. SW8 is, as we know many of you will be aware, the part of London which serves as home to New Covent Garden Market, the world famous supplier of wholesale fruit, vegetables and flowers.
A tradition which is as alive today as it was hundreds of years ago is the presence of market traders on the streets of London. Stalls selling fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers are a staple of the vibrant nature of life in the capital, and they are treasured and supported by locals and visitors alike. If you’ve ever seen – or if we are honest heard – the market stallholders in action, you may well have wondered just where it is that they get their fresh stock from daily. The answer to this is almost always New Covent Garden Market, located here in the heart of SW8.
New Covent Garden Market operates at times when other businesses are shut down, allowing traders to stock up and be ready for the day ahead. The doors at the Market open to traders at midnight six days a week, closing up for the day at ten the following morning. Visitors to this historic site are generally welcome, and being able to witness the hustle and bustle of deals being struck – always with an ultimately friendly tone – is quite something to experience.
In respect of the services we provide, we know the lure and the appeal of the history of London. People take great pride in being able to say they live in SW8, known as it is around the world as the home to this magnificent market. We make sure that our work representing buyers and sellers in the property market in the area is imbued with a sense of the historical importance and worldwide fame of the place.