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The Entertainment Zone Central Highway (0.8 Km)

Updated: May 10

Start at Covent Garden Station

Finish at Piccadilly Circus Station



THE EXPERIENCE


The Entertainment Zone Central Highway is a short 0.7 Km straight line route that takes you through many of the entertainment areas within the West End of London. It begins in the east by Covent Garden Station and heads west down Long Acre into Leicester Square, brushing past Chinatown and the Haymarket before finishing off at the neon lights of Piccadilly Circus. It's a perfect route to get to know this fascinating area of London

Great for bright lights, atmosphere, history, iconic sights, casinos, entertainment venues, crowds, transport links, cinema’s, shopping, theatres, and lots of places to eat, drink and be merry.



 

MUST SEE PLACES



What to See List


PLACES TO EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY



Areas to Eat, Drink and Be Merry List

Links to nearby Eat, Drink and Be Merry Routes.



BEST TIME

Morning - The best time to do this route is on weekends in the early morning when it is quiet and free from crowds and heavy traffic.

Day - Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus will be busy during the day.

Evenings - Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus will be busy during the evening.


ROUTE OVERVIEW

This short 0.7 Km straight-line route starts outside Covent Garden Station and heads west down Long Acre into Leicester Square. It brushes past Chinatown and the Haymarket before finishing off at the neon lights of Piccadilly Circus.


Route at a Glance Video.




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DESCRIPTIVE PHOTO GALLERY


This gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many sights along this route. Use the Google Map above to find their location. Double-click to see its full size.



 

INTERESTING FACTS

Long Acre Facts

 Leicester Square Facts

Coventry Street and Wardour Street

W Hotel, Lego and M&M’s World


 

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE AREA


Click on the picture below to take a 360-degree virtual tour of the area.



Use the purple route to explore this location by looking around in 360, taking in the sights and sounds, listening to an audio recording about the area and going on a virtual tour.


 

HISTORY & GUIDES VIDEO LIBRARY


SIGHT GUIDES


Part 1 - Covent Garden to Leicester Square (4:48)

Part 2 Covent Garden to Piccadilly (5:24)

HISTORY GUIDES


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.



 

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