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Aldwych Area

London, England
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A lively area!

While spending time in London again, we took another long walk from Trafalgar Square up the Strand... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Adelaide, Australia
Busy Area Of London

This is the area between Covent Garden & The Strand. It is a fairly small area & feels a fairly... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

While spending time in London again, we took another long walk from Trafalgar Square up the Strand and towards Fleets Street. Before heading further along the Strand we diverted slightly for another walk through Aldwych. While strolling along the roadway's footpath we passed by the...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is the area between Covent Garden & The Strand. It is a fairly small area & feels a fairly safe area. There are a few historic buildings including The Warldof Hotel & several theatres including The Aldwych Theatre. Not an area you would specifically...More

Thank places2seeplaces2go
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Aldwych is a one way street and also the name of the area surrounding the street. This short street is a crescent, connected to the Strand at both ends. It forms part of the A4 route and carries traffic in a one way eastbound direction.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Aldwych refers to old trees with overhanging branches. It's nowadays a one-way eastbound only route carrying traffic around (and to) the northern entrance to Waterloo Bridge. Thus it is to all intents and purposes part of a giant roundabout. But enough of the road and...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Looped through here as we walked up the Strand - heading for Covent Garden. There are a few historic properties here e.g. - the Aldwych Theatre and the Novello Theatre houses. Its ok, but there are more interesting parts of London to see.

Thank James P
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Probably this is what would geographically be central London...... although nothing happens here nowadays. No need to cover the history, already done, as Aldwych nowadays is the intersection between the Strand and Charing Cross road with the street coming south from Holborn.

Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great for Covent Garden and there is the eponymous theatre and a lot of history and a whole host of other places mentioned in previous reviews.

Thank moot
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is very pleasant part of the city with a great history. The first settlement was established here in the 7th century, a village and a trading point called Ludenwic (which meant London trading town). Later it was known as Ealdwic (“old market place”) which...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The name of this area comes from the old Saxon settlement here next to the Thames.The strangely shaped Bush House is partially built on the site of the old Gaiety Theatre.Lots of prominent buildings are nearby including Somerset House and Royal Courts of Justice.

Thank wingate
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the Hilton in this area. I found a ton of things within walking distance like the Eye, the theater district, and Big Ben. It's a cool area and next time I am in London I would like to stay in the same...More

1  Thank LostALot22
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
Nearby Restaurants
ROKA Aldwych
641 reviews
.11 km away
The Delaunay
2,541 reviews
.06 km away
Opera Tavern
1,003 reviews
.21 km away
1,684 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Courtauld Gallery
3,205 reviews
.22 km away
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
866 reviews
.19 km away
Lyceum Theatre
738 reviews
.26 km away
Novello Theatre
586 reviews
.18 km away
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