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

Updated: Mar 28


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.


Location of the Photorun

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.



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.

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.



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.

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.


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.


Additional Information

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