Prominent Modernist architect, Henry Thomas 'Jim' Cadbury-Brown, made his home at 32 Neal Street between 1964–1982. One of the designers of the Festival of Britain, he is perhaps best known for his work on the Royal College of Art.
An iconic Covent Garden name, the barrow-making firm Ellen Keeley, named for the costermonger matriarch, had premises on Neal Street and in nearby Nottingham Court. They invented and manufactured several barrows, much used in London's wholesale markets.
The Golden Hind (more specifically a wounded female deer) is the symbol of the ancient Parish of St Giles-in-the-Fields. The Seven Dials Trust has used it, in a circle representing the Dials, as a motif on all street furniture.