A Walk Beyond Time And Place
“Let’s All Go Down The Strand” – This line from a music hall song is the basis for your eventful self-guided walk through London’s West End. Get to know the hidden and haunted corners of London’s theatreland on our walk along the famous Strand to Covent Garden.
A self-guided walk through the West End from The Strand to Covent Garden
London’s West End – also known as Theatreland – is one of the areas that tourists love to visit. Everyone knows Trafalgar Square or the Covent Garden Piazza. But did you ever visit the side streets and little alleyways off The Strand? Have you ever been to the stage door of the Adelphi Theatre?
This self-guided walk leads you to the most famous places of London’s West End while at the same time leads you through alleys, arches and courts steeped in history and filled with stories and ghosts of its former residents.
Get to know London’s West End and the area around the famous Strand as never before! Discover the hidden and haunted theatreland on the Self-Guided West End Walk by LONDON BEYOND TIME AND PLACE.
This self-guided walk comes as a downloadable guide book that includes photographs and maps.
You can also do the walk as a pub crawl.
Start: Embankment Underground Station (exit Villiers Street)
End: Covent Garden Underground Station (alternatively: Leicester Square Underground Station)
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
The self-guided West End Walk includes:
- A pub named after a famous detective and the surrounding area of the Embankment
- A sinister arch that inspired Charles Dickens and was the site of a gruesome murder
- One of the most famous hotels on The Strand and the story of a certain cat
- The murder site of a beloved London actor, whose ghost still haunts the area
- The alley that is said to have inspired Diagon Alley in the “Harry Potter” series
- The oldest pub in Covent Garden, which was nicknamed “the bucket of blood”
- The “Actor’s Church” in Covent Garden