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Walking from Trafalgar Square to Covent Gardens

Scotland, United...
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Walking from Trafalgar Square to Covent Gardens

Hi Folks,

How long would this walk take roughly?

Would we be able to have a slow wander from Trafalgar Square up through Leicester Square to see the cinemas and theatres and then wander to Covent Gardens?

Its quite difficult to figure out on maps if this is a really long way to go or not.

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1. Re: Walking from Trafalgar Square to Covent Gardens

Go to Google maps or walkit dot com, both will tell you the answer and you can put intermediate stops in etc.

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2. Re: Walking from Trafalgar Square to Covent Gardens

From Trafalgar Square along the Strand to Bedford Street and then to Covent Garden will take about five or six minutes.

If you walk up Charing Cross Road to Leicester Square then walk back along Long Acre or Floral Street to Covent Garden, you could make that journey in about 15 minutes if quick, 20 - 25 if a slow meander.

Scotland, United...
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3. Re: Walking from Trafalgar Square to Covent Gardens

Great, thanks guys. I'll try google maps as well.

Didnt want to try to fit too much into one day but that seems fairly quick so will add in some other things too. Obviously will leave some time for some shopping too. ;-)

x

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4. Re: Walking from Trafalgar Square to Covent Gardens

It was not a long walk for me. There's also a park in Leicester Square where you can sit and rest if you need to. Whenever I'm in London, I do a similar walk almost everyday. I'm a New Yorker though, and we're used to walking.

You can also try MapQuest..

www.mapquest.com/maps?city=London&country=GB

Edited: 18 November 2012, 22:55
London, United...
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5. Re: Walking from Trafalgar Square to Covent Gardens

They are all really close to each other. Near Chinatown too

County Dublin...
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6. Re: Walking from Trafalgar Square to Covent Gardens

The 15, 23 and lots of others go that way.

Come and enjoy.

Cambridge, United...
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7. Re: Walking from Trafalgar Square to Covent Gardens

I've walked it myself, it's not that hard a walk and is pretty much a straight line in my experience.

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8. Re: Walking from Trafalgar Square to Covent Gardens

I know a short cut down the back roads off Strand - could probably walk it in 7 or 8 minutes.

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9. Re: Walking from Trafalgar Square to Covent Gardens

Maybe that's what I did - I did pass a theatre in the process.

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10. Re: Walking from Trafalgar Square to Covent Gardens

Really quick walk, about 15-20 min, and plenty to see along the way