Covent Garden Walking Tours

Allow us to take you back in time as you stroll around the local neighbourhood to discover the rich history of Covent Garden, The Aldwych and its connections to King Henry VIII. 


During the course of the tour you will peer down the old ‘courts’ to see a hint of an older, darker period of history, find out more about the many plaques dedicated to famous writers, actors and musicians on the buildings surrounding the area and hear stories about some of the many theatres around the hotel - most over a century old - that have earned Covent Garden its nickname of ‘Theatreland’. On your return to the hotel, relax and ask your guide further questions over tea or coffee in our private guest lounge, Lounge at One. 


  • The walk will leave from The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych every Friday at 2.30pm and last for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Walking tours are complimentary 
  • We would recommend comfortable footwear
  • These tours are led by Blue Badge Tourist Guides Sophie Campbell or Mark Zakian, who hold the nationally-accredited guiding qualification
  • Sophie Campbell is a travel writer and guide who specialises in walking tours. She lives in South West London, near her beloved River Thames. She writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph, among other publications, and her book on the events of the summer, ‘The Season’, came out in 2013. 
  • Marc Zakian lives in East London and is a journalist contributing to national newspapers and magazines. He has a particular interest in Shakespeare and frequently guides in the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery.    

To reserve a place on a walking tour during your Summer stay, please contact Reservations.

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Tel: 020 7300 0500

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