Neal's Yard

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Neal's Yard
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Neal's Yard is located in Central London
Neal's Yard
Shown within Central London
Length 0.04 mi (0.06 km)
Location London Borough of Camden
Postal code WC2H 9DP
Coordinates 51°30′52″N 0°07′35″W / 51.5144°N 0.1265°W / 51.5144; -0.1265Coordinates: 51°30′52″N 0°07′35″W / 51.5144°N 0.1265°W / 51.5144; -0.1265
Southeast end Shorts Gardens
Northwest end Monmouth Street
Inauguration late 1600s

Neal's Yard is a small alley in London's Covent Garden between Shorts Gardens and Monmouth Street which opens into a courtyard. It is named after the 17th century developer, Thomas Neale.[1]

In 1976, alternative activist and entrepreneur Nicholas Saunders established the bulk Whole Food Warehouse; he had bought 2 Neal's Yard, a derelict warehouse previously used by the former Covent Garden fruit and vegetable market, for £7,000 a few years earlier. From this success, grew other enterprises in other buildings such as Neal's Yard Apothecary (now known as Neal's Yard Remedies), Neal's Yard Bakery,[2][3][4] Monmouth Coffee Company and Neal's Yard Dairy,[5]

The area now contains several other health-food cafes and retailers.[6][7]


  1. ^ "In and Around Covent Garden: Neal's Yard". Covent Garden. Archived from the original on 21 April 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  2. ^ Albery, Nicholas (5 February 1998). "Obituary for Nicholas Saunders". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2 February 1999.
  3. ^ Stuart, Flora Maxwell (5 February 1998). "Obituary: Nicholas Saunders". The Independent. Archived from the original on 3 July 2014.
  4. ^ "History, With love from Neal's Yard". Neal’s Yard. 25 March 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  5. ^ Fort, Matthew (12 January 2008). "Around Britain with a fork". Guardian. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  6. ^ Sherrie Nachman (3 May 1998). "The Unbeaten Path". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  7. ^ Sarah Lyall (5 April 1998). "Streets of Dreams; Monmouth St., 2 blocks to satisfy any whimsy". The New York Times.

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