A hilarious entertainer and one of Covent Garden’s finest street performer acts! Armed only with a suitcase and his famous 10 foot unicycle, Richard has been entertaining crowds with his comedy juggling routines and high skills on his one wheeled bike since the 90s. Always loved and guaranteed to make you laugh out loud at his wonderful comic timing, check out this act whatever you do!
Culture and Theatre
Since the 1660s Covent Garden has never missed a chance to put on a performance
The first record of Covent Garden street entertainment came in 1662, when Samuel Pepys’ diary notes that a marionette show featuring a character named Punch took place on the Piazza. Today, the custom continues.
For centuries, culture vultures have swooped on Covent Garden. They obviously relished the area’s eclectic, ever-changing mix or opera, ballet , musical theatre and drama, from highbrow and mainstream to fringe and beyond, all tastes are catered for and all emotion are stirred. No other urban quarter in the world has two great opera house and more than twenty thriving theatres