Walking Tour of Covent Garden
- Discover London’s most popular tourist destinations
- Explore the history of the West End and its famous shows
- Uncover tales of ghosts, kings and movie stars
- An entertaining and informative 90-minute tour
Explore the heart of the theatre industry with an exciting and informative walking tour through Covent Garden. Whether you want to discover fascinating facts about world-famous theatres, grand hotels, friendly pubs or the movie stars and kings that have frequented the area, then this is the tour for you!
Follow in the footsteps of Dickens, Alfred Hitchcock, Noël Coward and Madonna, as your professional guide takes you around the historical and modern areas of Covent Garden.
Visit The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane – the oldest theatre site but not the oldest theatre. Here, you’ll learn about its resident ghost and why there are two royal boxes rather than one. Or why not discover where the world’s longest running play has been on uninterrupted since November 1952!
Explore the Covent Garden Piazza and uncover the history of its Italian name, the marketplace and the many shops and restaurants. Find out which famous Central London hotel has the perfect view of the Thames, why the Bow Street police station lamp is the only one made of clear glass and an old fruit and vegetable warehouse that is now a dance studio.
Discover all this and more on this spectacular walking tour of Covent Garden!
Start/End Point: outside 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ
Nearest tube stations: Temple (District and Circle), Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern), Covent Garden (Piccadilly) and Holborn (Central and Piccadilly).