INTRODUCTION TO THE AREA
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 - London Entertainment District Self-guided Tours
Start and Finish
Start at Covent Garden Station - End at Trafalgar Square
The best time to do this photorun is on weekends in the early morning when it is quiet and free from crowds and heavy traffic.
GETTING TO KNOW THE AREA - HIGH-SPEED VIDEOS
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.
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. It's a great way of getting familiar with the route before you do it for real. It covers the 3 Photoruns shown below.
4.5 Km Combined West End Entertainment Photorun Route (1.51)
GETTING TO KNOW THE AREA - GOOGLE MAP
London Entertainment District Self-guided Tours
This is a 'My Google Maps' depiction of the route with photographs of the sites. This is available on the desktop or mobile by clicking on the map. The mobile version does allow you to get directions to points on the map and will show you your location. However, its behaviour does depend on the browser and application you use. (Google Chrome seems to be the best).
VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE AREA
Click on the map below and go on a virtual tour of the entertainment area.
Use this to explore these locations by looking around in 360, taking in the sights and sounds, listening to an audio recording about the location and going on a virtual tour.
PHOTO GALLERY OF THE AREA
This will gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many sights along this photoroute. Double-click to see its full size.
DETAILED GUIDES FOR EACH ENTERTAINMENT PHOTORUNS
This section guides you to the detailed blog on each of the central London entertainment 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!
HISTORY OF THE AREA
This is a brief history overview 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)
WHERE TO EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY
This map shows you the Eat Drink and Be Merry locations in the Entertainment District in relation to the various photoruns.
Click on the map to find out more about all these areas.