Misfits of Covent Garden Walking Tour

Misfits of Covent Garden Walking Tour

Covent Garden is much more than posh shopping boutiques and fancy restaurants. In fact, it’s home to some of the craziest and most colourful character’s in London’s history. Wander through the centuries with us to discover how this area evolved from Westminster Abbey’s vegetable garden and became a hustling and bustling market, a theatre district, a centre of vice and depravation and even a slum that would inspire none other than Charles Dickens. Join us to discover central London’s most fascinating district!
* Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Covent Garden is much more than posh shopping boutiques and fancy restaurants. In fact, it’s home to some of the craziest and most colourful character’s in London’s history. Wander through the centuries with us to discover how this area evolved from Westminster Abbey’s vegetable garden and became a hustling and bustling market, a theatre district, a centre of vice and depravation and even a slum that would inspire none other than Charles Dickens. Join us to discover central London’s most fascinating district!

Itinerary
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Stop At: St Paul’s Church Covent Garden, Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED, UK

We’ll visit the “Actor’s Church”, one of the only remaining buildings of the original Covent Garden Piazza.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD England

We’ll take a look inside and around the Covent Garden market building as we learn how the market has changed through the centuries.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jubilee Market, The Piazza Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BD England

The only market in London run by traders. Learn about Covent Garden’s nightlife and famed live entertainment.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JF England

Outside the longest-running theatre site in London, your guide will tell you about the eccentric characters of the city’s theatre and social scene.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London WC2E 9DD England

Once the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, this beautiful building shows opera and ballet all year round.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Neal Street, London England

Learn about Covent Garden’s prostitution trade and the famous “Gin Craze” as you enter Seven Dials, once one of London’s great slums.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London, London WC2H England

A colourful hidden gem!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Seven Dials Covent Garden, London WC2 England

Finish your tour at the sundial monument of Seven Dials.

Duration: 5 minutes