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Covent Garden's private area starts right after the big columns that the audience of this performer is standing against. Any musical equipment requiring electricity is not permitted to be included in the performance inside Covent Garden.

Covent Garden's private area starts right after the big columns that the audience of this performer is standing against. Any musical equipment requiring electricity is not permitted to be included in the performance inside Covent Garden.

 

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There are 3 stages in Covent Garden.

Blue(West Piazza-in front of St Paul's Church): Where the non-musicians perform
Yellow (South Hall or Courtyard): Where musicians perform
Green(North Hall) : Both musicians and non-musicians perform; where auditions for musicians are held

The area inside the red dots is private property and managed by private management company that grants performers their license. Anybody performing even 1 meter outside is in the jurisdiction of Westminster Council. The color and the alignment of stones on the road signals where the private starts and where the public ends.

I was informed that when a homeless person causes trouble inside this area, the security just starts standing close to the person so that he/she could slowly move away with his/her own will. There is no physical contact or verbal abuse but just standing still so that the person steps out of this zone. And as soon as s/he crosses goes beyond the private property, "it's Westminster's problem".