Covent Garden’s Hidden Gems: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Duration - 45 to 50 minutes

CAD 12 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Discover the mesmerizing district of Covent Garden in London, renowned for its bustling market and luxury shopping as well as award-winning restaurants and theatres! 

On this immersive tour narrated by a London historian, you will walk through the colourful street of Neal’s Yard, explore St. Paul's Church, stroll along the Strand and ultimately finish in front of the magnificent Royal Opera House. 

Venture off the tourist trail, and discover a mix of crazy stories, famous residents, hidden neighbourhoods, and great food, as you get a more intimate and local feel for the area. 

Experience the beautiful architecture, secret gems and unforgettable iconic sights as you transport yourselves in an ​​engaging, quirky and captivating adventure.

Note: This is a self-guided audio walking tour and does not include entrance tickets

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Covent Garden’s Hidden Gems: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

CAD 12
p.p. onwards

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD England

Covent Garden

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Seven Dials Covent Garden, London WC2 England

Charles Dickens probably described it best, but we try. Pause here to reflect on the spot's quirky past.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Spend some time in this quirky neighborhood to find some IG food, quirky pubs, or quiet corners and a cup of coffee.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St Paul's Church, Coffey Street Mary Ann Gardens, Deptford, London SE8 3DS England

A track for trivia lovers as we discover a funky church and explore the origins of "slapstick".

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Nell Gwynne Tavern, 2 Bull Inn Ct, London WC2R 0NP, UK

Discover a tale of a musical pioneer and the love story behind the name of the Nell Gwynn Tavern

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Savoy Court & Strand, Savoy Ct & Strand, London WC2R 0EZ, UK

Escape for a walk down this affluent neighbourhood with a pretty crazy history behind it.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Our last stop is reserved for the admiration of the Opera House

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: New Covent Garden Market, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8 5BH England

Familiarise yourself with stories from the Piazza, St. Paul's Church, and of a delightful invention.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rose Street, Rose St, London, UK

Old pubs and breathtaking views of flower arrangements greet us at our next stop.

Duration: 5 minutes

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Avoid the crowds and explore Covent Garden at your own pace while adhering to social distancing regulations!


  • Access to your self-guided audio tour
  • Audio tour provided by a local or historian
  • Offline Mode: Download tours in advance to listen without WiFi
  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy sites, without getting lost
  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the spot for your perfect picture

Departure time

Covent Garden’s Hidden Gems: A Self-Guided Walking Tour
6/10/2020 - 12/13/2023
Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Departure point

Covent Garden, London, UK

Recent reviews

karenhL6095QD   20th October 2022

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If you want to see London and not do the normal tourist attractions, this is for you. This walk takes you through many places where you can stop find a cafe and take in the scenery as you go. It would be good if the map had street names, but was still easy to self navigate. I hope you do more for other cities in the UK as will certainly use them again.

ericlE1538JV   26th August 2022

Abandoned tour after fourth waypoint. Map unusable without street names. Narrators’ banter trite and unhelpful. Refund requested!

miguelgZ8246ME   11th June 2022

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Awesome tour! I’ve used their tours all over the UK but this was my favourite. Great content and a great way to explore Covent Garden away from other people

gregorysG504WL   9th May 2022

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Very cool info and able to do at ur own pace. Wish there was better cues on what directions to turn however it allowed us to explore well

425elisabet   26th April 2022

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Really enjoyed this tour of Covent Garden, as even though we had visited the neighbourhood before, it have a new perspective of its culture and cuisine, that we I didn't know already!

Zornitsa_R   1st September 2021

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Absolutely lovely tour! We loved it - we had visited Covent Garden before but never knew of all these stories surrounding it. It was a great experience getting to know the area a bit better and the tour itself was very entertaining.

ccmcg-01   12th October 2020

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I did this on my final day in London and its part of their podcast tour collection. Covent Garden is a confusing place to walk around so this was a great way to navigate the streets and markets and learn a lot in the process! It's a self-guided walking tour and is done in a very professional way. Great content and funny narrators!

G2201LZgeorgejj   11th October 2020

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This was my third tour of theirs I did in London and this was probably the best one yet. I’ve been to Covent Garden a few times but it’s all so chaotic that I never knew what I was looking at most of the time. This was great and let me explore Covent Garden completely away from everyone and on my own time. Great content too.

U5895IAwilliamj   11th September 2020

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I loved Vidi Guide’s tour around Covent Garden. I learned a lot of bizarre stories about Seven Dials, the West End and Covent Garden that I’d definitely tell friends and thought the dynamic between the two tour guides was good fun

K7524ELpaulinec   9th September 2020

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Really fun tour with Claudia and Ed. You learn all about Covent Garden and its quirky stories. The great thing about this experience is that you can stop and have coffees and drinks in all the recommended spots and just pick up again. Perfect for solo travelers