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London Entertainment District 4.5 Km- Combined Self-guided Photoruns Tours

Updated: Mar 9


This provides an overview of all the published London Photoruns and self-guided tours by area. The 'Route at a Glance Video' quickly 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. A Visual Self-guided tour blog follows this for each shopping area and a brief history of the West End entertainment area.


Location of the Photorun

Start and Finish

Start at Covent Garden Station - End at Trafalgar Square




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.

See three of the Entertainment Routes at a Glance Video - Experience the route at High Speed.

See All the Sightseeing Route at a Glance Video - Experience the route at High Speed.

4.5 Km Combined West End Entertainment Photorun Route

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



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.

Individual Photoruns at High Speed (2-3 mins)

0.8 Km - Covent Garden to Piccadilly Photorun

1.9 Km - Piccadilly Circus to Covent Garden Photorun via Chinatown and Soho

1.8 Km Covent Garden to Trafalgar Square Photorun via the Strand

Not included in the combined this Photorun

1.2 Km - Covent Garden to Tottenham Court Road Photorun via St Giles and Soho North


Detailed Visual Self-guides for each Photorun

This section guides you to the detailed blog on each of the central London sightseeing Photoruns.

Click on the picture to see all the information in one place so that you can explore at your own pace.

The Visual Self-guided Tour Blogs show you the route at a glance, the sights you can see, a 360 virtual experience at key locations, a history of the area and ideas of where to eat, drink and be merry! Just double-click on the ones that you want to explore!


Eat, drink and be merry (EDABM) in the Entertainment District

This will provide you with all the information you need to explore the eat, drink and be merry places during the day and night. There are 5 EDABM morning Photoruns, which help you explore the area in detail and a night-time guide which is focused on the venues in each photorun. This will open in a separate window,


A Brief Overview of the history of the entertainment district in the West End of London

This video gives you a short introduction to how the West End Shopping area grew during the Tudors (1560) and the Victorians (1860)


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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