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Covent Garden to Tottenham Court Road via St Giles and Soho Square (1.2 Km)

Updated: Feb 8

INTRODUCTION

This Photorun takes you into some of the less well-known areas surrounding the West End entertainment district, such as St Giles and the eastern side of Soho up to Tottenham Court Road. Many started life as places for the wealthy to live but, in time, went downhill and became notorious areas with poor living conditions and vice. Today they are renewed and safe, but they still hold stories and characters of their earlier days.

Covent Garden to Tottenham Court Road via St Giles - Content Overview

 

LOCATION - Covent Garden to Tottenham Court Road via St Giles

Covent Garden to Tottenham Court Road via St Giles - Photorun Route map

Start and Finish

Start Covent Garden Station End at Tottenham Court Road 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.

 

GETTING TO KNOW THE AREA - HIGH-SPEED VIDEO


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.


GETTING TO KNOW THE AREA - GOOGLE MAP


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 allows you to get directions to points on the map and shows you your location. However, its behaviour does depend on the browser and application you use. (Google Chrome seems to be the best).


Covent Garden to Tottenham Court Road via St Giles - Photo Locations on My Google Map


The Plotaroute map is an alternative guide where you can download the route to a device once you navigate past the adverts. Use the link below.





VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE AREA

Covent Garden to Tottenham Court Road via St Giles

Click on the map below and go on a virtual tour of the entertainment area.

360 Virtual Tout of Covent Garden to Tottenham Court Road via St Giles

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.



 

SIGHT TOUR GUIDES

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

Part 1 - Covent Garden to Soho (5:50)


Part 2 - Soho to Tottenham Court Road (4:11)

 

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.



 

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.


Covent Garden to Tottenham Court Road via St Giles - Map of where to eat drink and be merry

Click on the map to find out more about all these areas.

 

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