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Victorian Covent Garden Tour

Embark on the age of improvement on this authentic and different private walking tour. Discover the mindset of Victorian Engineers, entrepreneurs and workers in the area of Charing Cross and Covent Garden.
  • Explore the history of new places and narrow alleyways
  • Appreciate what is was to live and work in Victorian London
90 mins linear walk
Not step-free
Private walking tour

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On this private Victorian Covent Garden Tour we delve into the underworld of Music Halls, investigate how ice cream was introduced to the masses and admire 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 your very own tour guide, learn about the history of this area as you snap memorable photos.

Your Guide: Hazel Baker

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 tour, you’ll discover the passion for and of a city.”
Joanne W
“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.”
Joan R
“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”
Maisie D
“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.”
Janet Williams
“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.”

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