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Covent Garden Continued…


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As we glide into the second week of August, we cross the half way point of photographer Nigel Dicker’s beautiful tribute to one of London’s most beloved landmarks, Covent Garden, currently on show at Freud London.  In the spirit of continued celebration, as the local festival unfolds, we thought there no better time to bring news of a new local broadcasting channel, Covent Garden Broadcast Media, soon to grace our online airways.  Telling tales of those whose lives have been touched by the market’s past and present, the channel will trace the history of Covent Garden’s celebrated attractions – the Market, Opera, Ballet and Social History Archive – to unearth all that makes this beloved central hotspot what it is today.

‘It’s vitally important to remember what Covent Garden looked like in its previous life’ – Michael Palin, 2014

So if you have not already, why not come and explore Covent Garden for yourselves.  A retrospective of the Old Market can be enjoyed here at Freud until 30th August. With the holidays in full swing, it seems the perfect moment to pop over and enjoy it with a cocktail (or coffee!) before nipping down Neil Street to join in the fun.  And to add to the excitement, Freud is offering 50p ‘babyccinos’ for kids until September!






The Old Covent Garden Market: A Retrospect by Nigel Dicker

The Old Covent Garden Market

As the nation’s poppies open their scarlet petals in honour of those fallen in combat a century ago, this November marks a month of double remembrance for our Capital.  On November 9th, the stroke of midnight will mark the fortieth anniversary of the close of old Covent Garden market.
In honour of this watershed moment, as the merchants packed up and headed home one last time, photographer Nigel Dicker takes us on a celebratory tour of a Covent Garden very different to the tourist hotspot of 2014.  Transporting us through the camera’s lens, Dicker drops us in 1974, and a market in its final days.  While the setting is familiar, the beautiful, bold arch of the neo-classical market building is stage to an unfamiliar scene.  Awash with plants, fresh veg and the charming greengrocer jackets of old, Dicker’s images capture the heart and soul of a traditional marketplace in swing.   As tradesmen bustle, push carts, chat and laugh, the space brims with colour and life.   And then, as we glide from canvas to canvas, a increasingly familiar picture forms, the effervescence of the images leaping forth into the present to call to mind the Covent Garden of today: energetic, noisy, alive.  Marking the beginning of the Covent Garden Festival 2014 – the first of its kind – Dicker’s collection provides not only a flashback into the not-so-distant, yet strikingly different past of central London; it offers perhaps the most elegant way of celebrating the market as it once was: by reminding us just how glorious it still is to this day.  It is a celebration of life, culture and history, and an encouragement to make the short journey down Neal Street for a stroll under the arches of this timeless landmark.  
‘The Old Covent Garden Market’ will be on show at Freud, 198 Shaftesbury Avenue, until Saturday 30th August.  All pieces are for sale – please email all enquiries to




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We’ve just been sent this beautiful Instagram from Toronto, featuring our lovely stainless steel range!

Head on down to Colette, 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto to try out our items and taste their rather yummy looking pastries.



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George is currently studying Painting and Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art.

Experimenting with a variety of mediums and techniques including marble plaster, burning, graphite, tar and oil paint, George is able to manipulate and decontextualise everyday images into something rather wonderful.

George’s artwork will be on display at Freud London until Sunday 27th July 2014.

All artwork is for sale – email enquiries to


Carlos Gasparotto: Photography

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Carlos Gasparotto was born in Argentina in 1984 and grew up in Italy.
While he was studying Design in the Politecnico of Milan he assisted several photographers and started to photograph in many events in Italy and around the Europe for online and paper magazines.
In 2011 he moved to New York for an internship with the photojournalist Mashid Mohadjerin and for a workshop about personal documentary with Erica McDonald and Andrew Sullivan. Carlos Gasparotto is currently working and enjoying London.

His exhibition is available to see now, throughout June. All pieces are for sale, please enquire regarding prices.


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Ever wondered what a live DJ night was like at Freud Oxford? We’ve just come across a YouTube clip, which should get you inspired to head down to Freud and party!



Sylwia Kobos: Untitled


Sylwia Kobos is a member of Freud’s creative team. She is involved in all of our artistic creation, composing brochures and posters and curating photoshoots on a daily basis. She has an expert eye and that ability few of us possess to magically transform the ordinary into a work of art. If you have seen a beautifully sketched poster for our Oxford bar or a collage or photograph on our Facebook page, it is most likely to be her handy work.

Sylwia has a Master’s in Fine Art from the University of Silesia and has created a small, untitled exhibition currently on show at Freud in London. The exhibition is the spontaneous reproduction of Sylwia’s inner eye, and fluidly combines both her emotional and visual senses to leave dazzling results on the canvas. The exhibition is ready to be explored and discussed, cocktail in hand, and Sylwia is keen that you watch out for the darting birds soaring across her collection.

All artwork is for sale – please enquire for prices.


Konopczynski: “Untameable”

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Alan Konopczynski is an artist and painter from Katowice, Poland. He is a graduate of the University of Silesia, where he trained as a graphic artist.

Fascinated by the unpredictability of the wilderness, Alan’s works concentrate on one of nature’s most beautiful and mysterious creatures: the horse.  Working with natural elements, he infuses an animating texture into the pieces, which in concert with the deep, stormy palette of blacks, coppers, ambers, and brilliant white, capture the nature of the living beasts.

Alan’s artwork will be on display at Freud London until Sunday 27th April 2014, and is an exhibition of such quality that you need to see it.

All artwork is for sale – email enquiries to


Springtime is here!

Blue Lagoon

Shake the rain from your umbrellas and bid adieu to winter’s drizzly, grey skies at Freud this weekend with our new, befittingly refreshing seasonal drink: the Blue Lagoon. Capture a glimpse of the months to come and dream of brilliant sunshine and glistening waters as you dive into this crisp melange of Blue Curaçao, Stolichnaya Vodka, and orange & lemon juice, topped with sharp, orange bitters.

Available throughout Spring at Freud London – £7.60.

Warning! Consumption may result in a sudden urge to escape the city in search of tropical skies.



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At Freud we are very proud of our beautiful Vermeer Collection. We are thrilled Vogue admire it too!

Shop here for our precious fine bone china teapots.