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The book

Welcome to Market Photos, a unique collection of colour and black and white photographs of the Covent Garden fruit, vegetable and flower markets shot by Clive Boursnell between 1968 and 1974.

Latest news

On June 12 2008 Frances Lincoln published COVENT GARDEN, a new book containing 300 images from Clive Boursnell’s archive.

You can now order high-quality colour prints of all the images on the Photos page of this website. Prints 30cm x 30cm are £20.00 plus postage and packing; Prints 15cm x 15cm are £12.00 plus postage and packing. We also have six different greeting cards at £2.00 each. To order, email


This is a permanent memorial to a way of London life that may have vanished but that will never be forgotten. In the London imagination Covent Garden will survive for ever.”
(Peter Ackroyd, from the introduction to the book)

About the photographer

Clive Boursnell

Clive Boursnell has worked in photography for newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Country Life, Country Living and BBC Wildlife and organisations such as the National Trust, English Heritage, The Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

Read more about Clive.