Are you looking for things to do around London Covent Garden and Soho? Try our self-guided walking tour & scavenger hunt to walk the theater and museum district, including the British Museum.
Walk from Trafalgar Square to the British Museum, passing through St. Paul’s Church, Chinatown, as well as several parks and theaters. Solve challenges at every stop to learn your next destination. You’ll also learn some local history and fun facts.
Scavenger Hunt information :
- The British Museum
- Covent Garden
- Dominion Theatre
- Leicester Square
- St Martin in the Fields
- The National Gallery
- Prince Edward Theatre
- Soho Square Gardens
- Trafalgar Square
- And much more!
- Starting point: Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom.
- Distance: 4.3 km/2.7 mi
- Duration: 3 hours
- Method: walking
- Required: Fully charged smartphone with internet access (data plan) – Wifi will not be enough.
- Water bottle
- Local map
This area, including London Covent Garden, was inhabited in 4800 BCE (before the common era) as structures have been unearthed through archeology.
The Roman Empire settled the area in around 100 CE (common era) and called it Londonium. This lasted until the 5th century.
Then it was the Vikings who initially assaulted the coastlines then settled in north-eastern England until the 11th century.
The city evolved in every sense (architecture, governance, religion, and more) from then on. The population grew rapidly through the centuries, despite losing ⅓ during the Black Death in the mid-14th century.