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    Covent Garden People; Aldo Zilli

    Aldo Zilli, Executive Chef, Ciccheti.

    At what age did you realise you were going to be a Chef?


    Was there any one person who inspired you? 

    My mum and her love of great home cooked Italian food.


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    Cover Story

    Audrey Hepburn was an icon of style in the 1950s and 60s who graced many a cover of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Paris Match and Time magazines. She was also a talented actress appearing on stage and screen, winning an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden globe for Best Actress in Roman Holiday, her debut in a lead role. Her modelling and acting career went hand-in-hand and resulted in an...

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    Tea Time

    Afternoon Tea is a marvellous British institution which can be enjoyed any day of the week and any time of the year, but did you know that National Afternoon Tea Week takes place this year from 10-16 August? Let us tempt you to take tea at some of the finest establishments in and around Covent Garden.
    There is no better place to enjoy this treasured British tradition than in the heart of...

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    Tea Is Served

    When planning a traditional afternoon tea party, you will need a selection of dainty sandwiches (including, of course, thinly sliced cucumber sandwiches), scones served with clotted cream and preserves, and a selection of cakes and pastries. Remember the teapot is not just a means to serve the tea but the Star of the Show.

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    Summer Fun: Sweets & Toys

    CybercandySpun CandyEric Snook...

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    Summer Holiday Fun

    It’s August and the sun is shining and all good children get to come to Covent Garden.
    Kids, listen up, you can visit a museum, take in a theatre show, laugh at the statues and buskers until your cheeks hurt and your ribs ache. After all that fun you can fill up on burgers and ice cream, and last but not least, spend all your pocket money on fun toys and treats....

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    Showtime - August

    This month is all about theatre for families. Oh, and this little known Sherlock actor. Benedict someone. Not sure if you’ve heard of him… 
    He doesn’t really need an introduction; certainly not one like that. Yes, Benedict Cumberbatch – star of the aforementioned mystery-solving crime series, fantasy epic The Hobbit and Oscar nominated film...

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    Covent Garden People

    Father Alan Robinson Parish Priest of Corpus Christi Catholic Church

    At what age did you realise you were going to be a Priest?

    I was 17 years old, and had only been baptised for two years, when the “priest thing” started in my head. I had no idea why at...

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    The Piazza: A History

    Continuously inhabited for 1,972 years, the land where you now stand is an ancient relic as well as an über modern pioneer. Nowhere else in London has the romance and intrigue of Covent Garden’s famous Piazza, but how did this come to be? Well, it all started with the Roman invasion of England in 43 AD.
    The seeds are sown 43-1640
    When the Emperor Claudius crossed...

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    Get Beach Ready

    Crabtree & EvelynEssentials Pharmacy...

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