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Covent Garden market is breaking an 800-year-old cash traditionand accepting digital payment for the first time today.
Traders at Apple Marketwill be accepting everything from cards to PayPal payments.
Christmas comes to Covent Garden tonight with the switch on of the Christmas lights. The famous piazza will light up from 6pm with a performance by The London Community Gospel Choir. Covent Garden's 65ft Christmas tree was craned into position and decorated with over 50,000 lights.
Sir Paul McCartney surprised passers-by with an unannounced free gig in central London today - echoing his famous rooftop gig with The Beatles 44 years ago.
The star replaced the jugglers and living statues who often gather around St Paul's Church in Covent Garden to perform a selection of tracks from the back of a truck. He played songs from his new album in the 20 minute set including his current single New and tracks Queenie Eyes and Save Us.
Thousands of people gathered in the piazza and got a grandstand view from the balcony of the market building opposite.
Transport for London has a campaign to stop illegal limousine drivers in the capital.Read the full story ›
The London Fire Brigade carried out a demonstration exercise to cut a group of actors playing casualties out of a limousine. It took them 16 minutes to get the first 'casualty' out.
A team of firefighters sawed their way into a limousine in Covent Garden this lunchtime as part of a demonstration. It was part of a Transport for London campaign to highlight the dangers of illegal limousines in London.
The Lindt Big Egg Hunt, the worlds biggest Easter egg hunt, is returning to London from today.
The hunt- which will rise money for Action for Children- will run until 7th April.
Over 100 giant Easter eggs will be hidden in and around the streets of Covent Garden.
Another chain store has collapsed, adding to the toll of high street casualties due in large part to the surge in online shopping.
The fashion company Republic has gone into administration, putting 2,500 jobs at risk. It follows the likes of HMV, Blockbuster and Jessops, who've had to call in administrators over the past few months.
But one businesswoman is reversing that trend by taking her online store onto the high street.
Julie Deane set up the Cambridge Satchel Company four years ago with just £600.
Now it has an annual turnover of £12 million and she's opening her first shop in Covent Garden.
But is she worried about doing that just when the High Street appears to be fighting for survival?
Rags Martel has been finding out.