Aldwych Area
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The area
Neighbourhood: Holborn
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 as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
How to get there
  • Temple • 5 min walk
  • Covent Garden • 6 min walk
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Aldwych is an area in Central London. There used to be a Tube station in the area, the station is still there but trains no longer visit. The station can be visited by arrangement with London Underground.

The area is just on the edge of TheatreLand and is a short walk from Trafalgar Square and Coven Garden.

There are lots of really nice buildings in the area including Somerset House and the Royal Courts of Justice. It's a nice area to wander around and enjoy the variety of architecture.
Written 15 March 2021
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,929 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
There are some buildings of note in this area namely the facade of Aldwych House and St Clements Danes Church which has a few statues too. We only whizzed by on a bus trip but there is a bit to see here if you have more time.
Written 19 March 2020
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,421 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Theatres, restaurants, churches, historic buildings - this part of London has so much to offer visitors. The highlight is Somerset House with its majestic architecture, restaurants, cafes and even a skating rink in the winter. The RAF church, St Clement Danes, is here, as are the Royal Courts of Justice. The BBC’s first headquarters, Bush House can be seen from the outside (it’s now closed) and there are major Commonwealth government centres like India House and Australia House. Visit and enjoy.
Written 22 December 2019
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Marilyn D
Pulborough, UK106 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Got caught up in a frightening demonstration here on 15th August. Some were demonstrating about Kashmir, some about Syria and goodness knows where else! My friend and I were trying to get into the Aldwych theatre. We turned the corner and were appalled to see thousands of people spilling off the pavement and filling the roads. All transport had come to a complete halt. The most disgusting thing for us was the debris left behind by these so called demonstrators after their protesting. Cans, plastics, plastic bottles, paper, you name it, it was there!!! If you want to demonstrate I suppose you can, this is a free country. BUT for goodness sake take your rubbish away with you if you can't find a bin and don't intimidate people going about their business who don't wish to join your protests!
Written 16 August 2019
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RWandSW
Greater London, UK1,872 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Business
A base for exploring parts of the London, with Covent Garden and Holborn depending if you turn right or left, Soho and South Bank within walking distance and many points of interest close by like Trafalgar Square, The British Museum and Somerset House.
Written 4 February 2018
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,629 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2017 • Couples
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 Indian High Commission building, the Novello and Aldwych theatres and then we eventually came to Australia House where Aldwych meets the Strand again.
Aldwych is certainly a lively area with it theatres, restaurants and bars. It was very busy again while we were there this time, with the footpaths crowded with people and the roadway carrying heavy traffic.
Certainly an interesting area and well worth a visit!
Written 3 November 2017
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places2seeplaces2go
England, UK6,149 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
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 visit but one that you will probably walk through without realising.
Written 27 October 2017
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,031 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
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.
Written 6 June 2017
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futtock21
London, UK16,476 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2017 • Solo
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 its incessant traffic. It's also home to a large number of imposing buildings including two theatres the Aldwych and Novello both of which opened in 1905, the Waldorf Hotel, the ME hotel designed by Richard Rogers, Bush House (BBC Overseas Service) and India House.
Written 1 June 2017
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James P
Cambridge, UK2,660 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
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.
Written 12 March 2017
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