Victorian Covent Garden Private Tour

Victorian Covent Garden Private Tour

The age of improvement is upon us...

Embark on this 90-minute private walking tour the age of improvement. We delve into the underworld of Music Halls, the introduction of ice cream to the masses and the fortitude of Victorian engineering.

Your professional tour guide will help you master the back alleys, away from the wide shopping street you can easily imagine the characters who lived and worked in the area.

You will explore some of the beautifully maintained Victorian gardens, discover their hidden secrets before venturing through some residential streets, once the homes for artists Samuel Clarkson and William Etty and workplaces for literature giants Rudyard Kipling and Charles Dickens.

Stand where the Thames used to dominate, take in the messy madness of one of the most famous London markets and count the fair maidens on the way.

Accompanied by a professional guide, learn about the history of this area as you snap memorable photos.

Start: outside Paul Patisserie, 11 Strand, WC2N 5HR 
End: Covent Garden piazza

Duration: 90 mins | Step-free access: no

Suitable for all age groups.

Price £115 includes up to and including 10 people. Additional people £10. Max group size: 25

Victorian Covent Garden tour reviews:

"I have joined a few London Guides and have to say that Hazel's walks are my favourite. Her passion for the diverse locations and her knowledge of their history, keeping up-to-date with any changes in this ever changing town; her homework and professionalism mixed with friendliness and regard for every person having a question ... In a nutshell: you "need" to join her walks, especially as a Londoner. Go on a LondonGuidedWalks.co.uk tour, you'll discover the passion for and of a city." Petra

"What a fascinating talk about the origins of some of the West End's most iconic landmarks such as Charing Cross. I've seen parts of Covent Garden that I didn't even know existed. Our guide, Hazel, was brilliant - very funny and engaging. Her background knowledge is really impressive. The only downside was the weather but there's no controlling that! I would certainly recommend this walk." Joanne W

"On a freezing windy day, we had a very interesting walk with Hazel which made us forget about the cold. Very informative and good fun walk, full of anecdotes and facts. We walked through all the little alleyways we had never explored before, understanding more about the victorians and London geography"

"Fun and informative walk even on a cold Sunday lunchtime. Hazel was very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out many things that I hadn't noticed before around Charing Cross and Covent Garden. Her storytelling and humour made the whole walk very enjoyable." Anonymous

"Wonderful Tour! Hazel, our guide, was very personable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. As we walked through the lanes and alleyways of Covent Garden, she told delightful stories of Victorian London. A truly unusual way to spend a rainy evening and I would thoroughly recommend it." Janet Williams

"Really enjoyed it. Hazel knows her stuff and knows how to engage with the group" Daire, Chelsea

"Very interesting walk through Charing Cross, Covent Garden. We learned many things en route. Altogether a very entertaining and energetic walk" Anonymous

"Fantastic fun informative walk on a lovely sunny afternoon .Lovely friendly knowledgeable guide thanks." Marie P

"This was a very interesting walk that included historical and also thought provoking aspects of Victorian life. The Guide was lovely - very personable and inclusive. Although it was a chilly the 90 minutes flew by. I would attend another of her walks and recommend the company to others." Pam E

"As usual, Hazel's walking tours are definitely among the most enjoyable ones. She has good knowledge of the history of the areas where the tour takes place. Her story telling makes the tour most enjoyable and helps the facts engrave in one's mind. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to learn more about London in a different way that visiting a museum or reading history books." Christine S, Athens

"Wonderful Tour! Hazel, our guide, was very personable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. As we walked through the lanes and alleyways of Covent Garden, she told delightful stories of Victorian London. A truly unusual way to spend a rainy evening and I would thoroughly recommend it." Janet Williams

"A fascinating look around parts of the West End. We were very surprised by how many interesting buildings and features we have regularly walked past without knowing their interesting history. Educational and fun, lead by the friendly and knowledgeable guide." Sarah & Tony Greaves

"Fun and informative walk even on a cold Sunday lunchtime. Hazel was very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out many things that I hadn't noticed before around Charing Cross and Covent Garden. Her storytelling and humour made the whole walk very enjoyable." Anonymous

"Fantastic fun informative walk on a lovely sunny afternoon .Lovely friendly knowledgeable guide thanks." Marie Power

"This was a very interesting walk that included historical and also thought provoking aspects of Victorian life. The Guide was lovely - very personable and inclusive. Although it was a chilly the 90 minutes flew by. I would attend another of her walks and recommend the company to others." Pam Emmerson

"We thoroughly enjoyed this walk last Saturday with Hazel. Her humour and knowledgeable of this period certainly made this Victorian walk come to life. We look forward to our next London walk with her." Cyril & Gerry Schreiber

"Thanks Hazel for an excellent walk. It was informative." Hatoun, Manchester

"Thanks again Hazel for an excellent walk and presentation. I'm glad the good weather held up till the end." Ralph, Holland

"Thanks for making me feel welcome" Daphna, Tel-Aviv

"Nice walk, nice people,, and thanks to Hazel for an informative and enjoyable walk." Kieron, Essex 

"Really enjoyed this, very informative, friendly and good to go exploring this great city with like minded people.  Hazel, your hard work is much appreciated and you make it fun! Looking forward to my next guided walk.” Rochelle, New Malden

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