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10 Cultural Spots in the West End: London Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Highlights

Discover the 10 top-secret creative spots in the West End, Soho and Covent Garden in London, as you discover the cultural heart of these neighbourhoods, with these private immersive guides!

You will get a local feel of what it's like to live in these areas of the city, famous for their history, struggles, and vibrant culture of London’s LGBTQ+ community.

Guided by local historians, we'll learn about the many iconic must-visit attractions that offer a trove of photography tips for those beautiful Instagram-perfect shots, as you spend a day visiting these trendy neighbourhoods.

Finish the tour by learning about the popular anecdotes, theatre terms, and bizarre traditions of London’s theatre culture, as you discover the must-eat signature street food dishes from these multi-cultural streets.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London, 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: Parish Church of Saint Paul, Deptford, Mary Ann Gardens, London SE8 3DP, UK

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, London WC2R 0JE, 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 St, London WC2E 9DD, UK

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

Stop At: St Anne's Church, 55 Dean St, London W1D 6AF, UK

We begin by this church as we trace back her story.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old Compton Street, London England

We explore this street as we learn all about the heart of the LGBTQ+ community in London.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, 47 Frith Street, London W1D 4HT England

We trace the beginnings and the modern history of this iconic music venue.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Greek Street, Greek St, London W1D, UK

We explore one of Soho's most Instagrammable spots and discover a range of curiosities.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 18 Soho Square, London W1D 3QH, UK

We stop by an oddly charming and quirky photo spot - The Tudor Cottage

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Blue Plaque: Karl Marx, 30 Dean St, London W1D 3RZ, UK

We take a short pause to discover the story of Soho's most famous residents: Karl Marx

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Trident Audio Post, 33 Great Pulteney St, London W1F 9NP, UK

We trace the history of this iconic studio that brought some of the biggest icons of pop music.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

We stop by a charming, cozy pub for our next photo stop.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: John Snow, 39 Broadwick St, Carnaby, London W1F 9QJ, UK

A pivotal incident in the history of public health.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Great Windmill Street, Great Windmill St, London, UK

We pause for a tale about cocktail bars with curious, rebellious history!

Duration: 5 minutes

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

We step into the nerve centre of Soho, and the Fashion Capital of London.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Kingly Street, Kingly St, London W1S, UK

A lovely street, a popular bar with a "bag" o' stories of our beloved music icons.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Great Marlborough Street, East of Regent Street, London W1J 6PY England

We explore the stunning architecture of Liberty Store, and how it came to be.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: West End Theatre District, London England

Discover the West End independently!

Stop At: Royal Opera House, Bow St, London WC2E 9DD, UK

What does opera have to do with theatre? Everything, as we will find out here!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Seven Dials Covent Garden, London WC2 England

We discuss more quirky traditions and record breaking achievements

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Mousetrap, St Martin's Theatre, West St, London SW1E 5EA England

Agatha Christie's book is the longest running production in history

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JF England

We start with London's oldest theatre as we uncover some royal connections

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Shaftesbury Avenue, London England

We meet the famous characters and play behind the Apollo, Gielgud, and Sondheim theatres

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Palace Theatre, 113 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5AY England

Harry Potter fans, beware! We learn all about the past and present of this amazing building

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Haymarket Theatre Royal, 18 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HA England

Break a leg! We finally discover the story behind theatre's most famous expression

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: West End Theatre District, London England

A great way to discover the worlds most iconic theatre district!

Stop At: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

We start by navigating the complex history around this square

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Leicester Square, London England

We delve deeper into the area's history

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown, Gerrard St, London W1D 5PT, UK

We stop by a relevant spot to discover its edgy history

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Shaftesbury Avenue, London England

We discover the popular and iconic artists and their backstories

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Greek Street, Greek St, London W1D, UK

We wander into a lovely street and trace the tragic story of a beloved writer

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 18 Soho Square, London W1D 3QH, UK

We stop by a picturesque square as we discover the stories of many magnificent individuals

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old Compton Street, London England

We take a deeper look into London's Pride Culture and challenges

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Colony Grill Room, The Beaumont, 8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, London W1K 6TF, UK

A cultural gem that is also iconic to the LGBTQ+ community

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Admiral Duncan, 54 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4UD England

We pay homage to the lives lost in the tragic attack and learn how it inspired gradual change

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Village Soho, 81 Wardour Street Soho, London W1D 6QD England

We stop for a pint and revel in the story of the amazing Ruby Venezuela!

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • This is a covid safe tour. Socially distance from other visitors to the West End with your independent, self-guided tour!
Inclusions
  • 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


Exclusions
  • Earphones
  • All tickets for attractions mentioned within the tour must be bought separately (prices from £20)
  • Mobile device


Departure Point
Catherine Street, Catherine St, London WC2E, UK


Departure Time
3/12/2022 - 6/2/2023
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM


Duration
200 to 225 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
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Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.