Holborn/Covent Garden Walk, London

Holborn/Covent Garden Walk, London

During this self guided walking tour around Holborn and Covent Garden areas you will have a chance to visit such famous and interesting London attractions, as National Gallery, London Coliseum, London Transport Museum and many others. Don't miss your chance to explore the best of the Holborn and Covent Garden areas.
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Holborn/Covent Garden Walk Map

Guide Name: Holborn/Covent Garden Walk
Guide Location: England » London (See other walking tours in London)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Author: clare
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Benjamin Franklin House

1) Benjamin Franklin House

Benjamin Franklin House is a museum in a terraced Georgian house at 36 Craven Street, London, close to Trafalgar Square. It is the only surviving former residence of Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. The house dates from circa 1730, and Franklin lived and worked here for sixteen years. The museum opened to the public on 17 January 2006. 36 Craven Street retains a number of original features (including original floorboards, original ceilings, and original...   view more
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National Gallery

2) National Gallery (must see)

A visit to the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square shouldn’t be missed if you are a lover of Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries.

The gallery was formed by the British Government in 1824 when they bought over 30 paintings from the estate of a merchant and collector of fine arts, J.J. Angerstein. Two-thirds of the collection in the gallery has been given by private donation. The rest has been bought by the government using monetary donations, such as a £50...   view more
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National Portrait Gallery

3) National Portrait Gallery (must see)

London is the home of a great number of museums, galleries and historical buildings, some of which are a bit overwhelming and heavy going; so if you want to spend an afternoon in a light-hearted way, don’t miss the National Portrait Gallery in St Martin’s Place, just off Trafalgar Square.

The great thing about this gallery, opened in 1856, is that the caricatures, drawings, paintings and sculptures haven’t been chosen for the great names of their creators, but for their rarity value –...   view more
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Garrick Theater

4) Garrick Theater

Thinking of taking in a play during your stay in London? If you want to see a light comedy the best place to find it is at the Garrick Theatre on Charing Cross Road.

The theatre was designed by Walter Emden and C.J. Phipps who had some troubles with the construction as they found an underground river while excavating the foundations of the building. This held work up for some months, but eventually the problem was solved and the theatre opened its doors in 1889.

They might have gone a bit...   view more
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London Coliseum

5) London Coliseum

Designed by Frank Matchum for Oswald Stoll, the famous impresario, the London Coliseum was intended to be, and still is the best and largest “People’s Palace” for entertainment. You will find it on St Martin’s Lane, and whether you decide to take in a show, or go on the guided tour, you shouldn’t miss visiting this magnificent opera house.

The vast auditorium with seats for over 2300 people was built on four floors: Stalls, Dress Circle, Grand Tier and Balcony. There is no Pit,...   view more
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Covent Garden Market

6) Covent Garden Market (must see)

Covent Garden is well-known for its shops, street performers, bars, restaurants, theatres and the Royal Opera House. The centrepiece of Covent Garden is the famous market, designed by Inigo Jones as far back as 1632. The first record of a "new market in Covent Garden" is in 1654 when market traders set up stalls against the garden wall of Bedford House. The Earl of Bedford acquired a private charter from Charles II in 1670 for a fruit and vegetable market, permitting him and his heirs...   view more
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London Transport Museum

7) London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum, based in Covent Garden, London, seeks to conserve and explain the transport heritage of Britain's capital city. The majority of the museum's exhibits originated in the collection of London Transport, but since the creation of Transport for London (TfL) in 2000, the remit of the museum has expanded to cover all aspects of transportation in the city. The museum operates from two sites within London. The main site in Covent Garden uses the name of its parent...   view more
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Courtauld Gallery

8) Courtauld Gallery (must see)

The Courtauld Gallery was founded in 1932 by Samuel Courtauld, the British industrialist and art collector. You will find it in the Strand Block of Somerset House; this well-loved gallery is certainly worth a long visit.

The gallery houses a stunning exhibition of Impressionist and Post Impressionist art from the 14th century to the present day. You can admire works by Monet, Van Gogh and Cézanne, amongst other excellent artists. Apart from paintings the gallery also displays drawings,...   view more
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Somerset House

9) Somerset House

Somerset House is a grand edifice with 55 active fountains situated on the south side of the Strand in the heart of London. The central, Neoclassical portion of the building, designed by architect Sir William Chambers, was completed in 1776–96. Later, two classical Victorian wings were added to the north and south. The current building stands on the site of its namesake predecessor which was built two hundred years earlier. Somerset House has been captured in one of Harry Potter...   view more
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Roman Bath

10) Roman Bath

A stroll down the alley on Surrey Street will take you off the Strand to Strand Lane where the Roman Bath is. Contrary to its name, the bath and its surroundings are most definitely not Roman as there are no traces of Roman presence in the area. The bath was probably part of Arundel House, the imposing town-house which, along with several other palaces, had stood on the Strand from Tudor period until the 17th century, when they were torn down to clear space for new buildings. The bath has gained...   view more
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Sir John Soane's Museum

11) Sir John Soane's Museum

When you spend an afternoon in Sir John Soane’s Museum, housed in a sumptuous Georgian mansion in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, you will ask yourself how someone with such a quirky mind could have functioned as a renowned architect and Member of the Royal Academy.

The house museum is literally stuffed from floor to ceiling with a myriad of artefacts the art-lover collected, regardless it seems, of their beauty value. On each floor of this huge house you will find yourself dazzled and amazed by...   view more
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

London, the capital of Great Britain, is also one of the cultural capitals of the world and has been in place since the Roman times. Many of London's landmarks are truly iconic, such as the Houses of Parliament, ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, to mention but a few. More have been added to the cityscape in recent decades and the number is growing. Follow this orientation walk to visit some of London's most prominent attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Walk around Buckingham Palace

Walk around Buckingham Palace

London is deservedly recognized as one of the cultural centres of the world. Among many cultural treasures found here are perfectly reserved ancients buildings, grandiose monuments and beautiful statues, as well as museums with wide collections of various objects, featuring traditions of different nations and epochs. This self guided walking tour around Buckingham Palace will reveal some of the most exciting London mysteries to you.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Kensington/Knightsbridge Walk

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London is definitely a great cultural experience. With more than 240 operating museums and theaters dating back to Shakespeare's Globe, London guarantees something unique for every taste. Today's variety of cultural attractions presented in London is enormous. Take this tour around South Kensington, Kensington and Knightsbridge and enjoy London's culture.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
London's Historic Pubs Walk

London's Historic Pubs Walk

If there’s anything more an iconic symbol for London than Big Ben or the London Eye, then it must be the traditional English pub and London is full of them, dating from pre-Victorian times to just about five minutes ago. With so much history surrounding London there is no shortage of historic pubs to choose from. Whether you fancy half timbered, rambling watering holes or small but perfectly formed pubs in central London you'll be spoilt for choice with the selection of historic pubs in the capital. Standard opening times are between 11am and 11pm (10:30pm on Sundays or on public holidays; Scottish pubs generally do not open on Sunday).

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
East City of London Walk

East City of London Walk

The City is a notable part of central London. This neighborhood is colloquially known as the Square Mile, as it is 1.12 square miles (2.90 square km) in area. The City of London is able to offer great number of things to see. This tour will guide you from the Tower Bridge to the “30 St Mary Axe”, great achievements of architecture and engineering.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km

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