Victorian Covent Garden Walk

Date & Time

Sun May 23 2021 at 12:00 pm to Sat Nov 02 2024 at 01:30 pm

UTC+01:00

Location

Charing Cross Station | London, EN

Victorian Covent Garden Walk
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Embark on this 90-minute guided walk exploring the area around Covent Garden during the Victorian period.
About this Event

Embrace the allure of London's illustrious past and join us for a walk that promises not merely to tell you the history of Covent Garden but to let you live it, even if just for a fleeting moment. This tour is truly a delight for all those who possess a discerning eye and a curious spirit.

Step forth into the historical tapestry that is London's Covent Garden and immerse yourself in the indomitable spirit of the Victorian Age with Hazel, your seasoned London tour guide. Over a captivating 90-minute linear walk, you shall traverse both the time-worn alleyways and the open-air expanses that together frame this iconic London district.


What to Expect:

This walking tour is, in essence, a study in contrasts; a seamless blend of confined, labyrinthine passages and expansive, green squares. Each step you take is a step through history, mapping the intricate interplay of Victorian progress and timeless tradition that has given Covent Garden its unmistakable character.

Expert Guided Walk with Hazel

Under Hazel's expert tutelage, you'll delve into the Victorian era's fascination with engineering marvels and cultural landmarks. From the enchanting world of Music Halls to the curious origins of mass-market ice cream, the stories behind Covent Garden's landmarks unfurl like a tapestry of human ingenuity and relentless ambition.

Venture Off the Beaten Path

Stray from bustling shopping thoroughfares to explore hidden back alleys where time seems to have stood still. Envisage the diverse, vibrant personalities who once roamed these streets, from distinguished artists like Samuel Clarkson and William Etty to celebrated authors such as Rudyard Kipling and Charles Dickens.

Discover Hidden Gardens and Residential Lanes

Marvel at impeccably maintained Victorian gardens and unearth the secret histories that lie beneath their well-trodden paths. Saunter through residential lanes once frequented by some of the era's eminent figures, allowing the architecture and atmosphere to transport you back in time.

Important Information

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

Accessibility: This tour is not step-free

Starting Point: Historic Charing Cross Station


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What people have said about our Victorian Covent Garden Walk:

“Despite the appalling weather which started at exactly the same time as our tour, Hazel delivered a fabulous tour. Very much enjoyed learning lots of new information. Thank you!” Louisa

“A cold wet Sunday walk around the Covent garden area didn’t dampen our spirits yesterday. I’ve walked with our leader previously before Christmas and she is an enthusiastic knowledgeable lady .There were only a handful of us probably due to the awful weather , but they were a friendly bunch and we all thoroughly enjoyed our trip into Victorian nostalgia , there guides point out things on buildings you wouldn’t take any notice of ordinarily and lead you through back alleys steeped in history. highly enjoyable .” Meryl

“A wonderful walk around Victorian Covent Garden with the excellent guide Hazel. As a Londoner born and bred I’m fascinated by my city and always keen to learn new things and Hazel gave us a great insight into what went on in Victorian times, including the markets, music halls and the introduction of ice cream. Thoroughly recommended.” David


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Event Location

Charing Cross Station, Strand, London, United Kingdom

Tickets & Booking Details

GBP 0.00 to GBP 21.00

Event Host

Hazel Baker from London Guided Walks
Hazel Baker from London Guided Walks

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