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Covent Garden to Piccadilly (0.8Km)

Updated: Mar 28


'In London, everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in' - Paddington Bear. This short Photo run takes you through the various entertainment areas of the West End of London. Set in the heart of Theatre-land, this route begins with the neon lights of Piccadilly Circus, heads up Shaftesbury Avenue with its many theatres, and then diverts first to Chinatown and then into Soho before ending up in Leicester Square via the Charing Cross Road.


Location of the Photorun

Start and Finish

Start at Covent Garden Station and End at Piccadilly Circus Station

The best time to do this photorun is at the weekends in the early morning when it is quiet and free from crowds and heavy traffic.



The Google map and the summary video are useful to have open when doing these Photoruns. They will help you remember what the route looks like and prevent you from getting lost.

The Plotaroute map is an alternative guide where you can download the route to a device.

Route at a Glance Video.

This short video gives a quick overview of the route and the sights and then shows you what the route would look like if you were running it at about 25 mph.



This section provides you with a virtual tour, a guide to the sights you can see, a brief history of the area and a gallery of some of the sights with a brief description of each.

Sights Tour Guide
These short videos give you a quick guided tour of some sights on this route.


A Brief History of the Area

These history videos provide you with a history of the area and a history of entertainment in the west end of London.

This video gives you an overview of the history of London's Entertainment District.


Gallery of Sights

This will gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many sights you will see along this photoroute. Double-click to see its full size.


Map and Virtual Tour - Entertainment Route

These Visual Maps and guides provide you with a link to an interactive 360 map that you can use to explore several locations in the broader area with 360 views so you can look around (with sound) and have a virtual tour to get familiar with the area before you visit it.


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