Updated: Sep 18
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.