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

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Duration - 45 to 50 minutes

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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

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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 0EW, 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

  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking


  • 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 - 12/25/2024
Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Departure point

Covent Garden, London, UK

Recent reviews

Fiona_S   31st July 2023

The trouble with the app was that by the time i got to the 7th stop 2 people were talking over each other so that I couldn’t understand what eithor was saying. Very disappointing

M8334JAbriann   26th June 2023

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a very fun afternoon checking out the various stalls and the music and the scenery....well worth a visit...stayed for a couple of meals and went back the next day to have dinner....lots of fun for the atmosphere

100monet   28th May 2023

We never did the tour because I could not get a response from the Guides to answer some questions I wanted to ask. Disappointing and frustrating. The three separate phone numbers were never returned and messages were never answered. Will not bother again.

Annette_D   21st April 2023

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The tour was so easy to access. The guides on the tour were pleasant to listen to and very entertaining as we walked the tour. It was easy to follow where they were sending us on the tour. Covent Garden did not disappoint. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour!

M5525ZKmarys   13th February 2023

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An interesting tour, taking me into some places off the main route. However, it did seem to overlook some main points; more detail on the church?

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!

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