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St Giles - What to See and Where to Eat and Drink (0.85 Km)

Updated: May 30

Start at Leicester Square Station

Finish at Covent Garden Station


From Rookery to Cookery - food and drink discovery route.

St Giles is a hidden gem between Leicester Square and Covent Garden. It starts at Leicester Square with its bright lights, busy streets, theatres, casinos, and cinemas. It quickly heads towards the more tranquil Monmouth Street and Seven Dials, which have a rich history and many restaurants, bars, and theatres. In Shorts Gardens, you will find great eating places such as the Seven Dials Market, the colourful Neil’s Yard, and Monmouth Street, as well as exciting shops along Neal Street before ending up in Covent Garden for more adventures.

It is great for atmosphere, history, iconic sights, interesting streets and alleyways, casinos, entertainment venues, crowds, shopping, theatres, and lots of places to eat, drink, and be merry.



Morning - Most of the route will be reasonably quiet except for the areas around Leicester Square and Covent Garden. The best time to explore the route is early morning when the lighting is at its best and few people are around. It is also a great way to discover places for breakfast.

Day -This route will get busier during the day, and there are plenty of places to stop for a light snack or a long lunch.

Evenings - This route will get busy in the evening, and there are plenty of places to stop for a drink or an evening meal.


This 0.85 Km food, drink, and entertainment route through St Giles is a hidden gem between Leicester Square and Covent Garden. It starts on the edge of Leicester Square and heads up St Martin’s Lane and Monmouth Street, past theatres and famous restaurants into Seven Dials. It then makes its way past Seven Dials Market into the delightful and colourful Neal Yard before turning into Neal Street and into Covent Garden.

See the route at speed (1:29)

Use this to see what the route looks like as if you were doing it at speed and to make you more familiar with what you will see along the way.



Use 'My Google Maps' to explore this route's venues. If you are using a mobile, you can use it to help you find the start point for the route, navigate to places of interest and to show your position on the map.


What to see and places to eat, drink and be merry.

What to See List

St Giles Route - Pubs and Bars

St Giles Route - Places to Eat

St Giles Route - Things to Do



This gallery provides a descriptive and visual reference to many sights along this route.. Double-click to see the image in full size.




Leicester Square to Seven Dials

 Seven Dials to Covent Garden

History Video - Soho to Covent Garden



Click on the picture below to go on a 360 virtual tour of the shopping areas and look around.

Use the route to explore this location by looking around in 360, taking in the sights and sounds, listening to an audio recording about the area and going on a virtual tour.

This gallery provides more information on each of the areas shown in the virtual tour, using their 360 images.

Browse the gallery to find out what you can see along the way.



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