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A Virtual Walking Tour of Covent Garden; theatres, markets & entertainment

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Take a walk through London's theatre, shopping and entertainment district of Covent Garden...

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Programme 2: London's Theatre districts (2/2)

Thursday 18 March - A Virtual Walking Tour of Covent Garden; theatres, markets and entertainment

Take a walk through London's theatre, shopping and entertainment district of Covent Garden. From its beginnings in the 17th century as London’s first luxury neighbourhood, we will virtually wander through its beautiful piazza and the neighbourhood’s narrow winding streets and learn how the fortunes of the area fell and then rose again thanks to the local community.

Covent Garden is, of course, home to many theatres including the two oldest and our tour will explore the growth of London’s theatreland and discover important places and characters in its development, from the theatre where women were first allowed to appear on stage to the actor-manager who introduced a more natural stage acting style.

In the 18th century Covent Garden was London's red-light district and a notorious slum, giving rise to the creation of London’s first professional police force, the Bow Street Runners. We will discover how they came to operate and their famous old headquarters. Today Covent Garden is completely transformed and we will enjoy the quirky boutiques and cafes of this vibrant neighbourhood.

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Members: £9.00

Guests: £9.50

Discount Deal: Attend both tours in Programme 2: London's Theatre districts (25th Feb and 18th March)

Members: £16.00

Guests: £17.00

About Your Guide

Caroline Piper is a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, the highest guiding qualification available, and a Cambridge University history graduate. She is passionate about history, literature, architecture, films and finding the “off the beaten track” London gems. You can find out more about her on her Piper Tours website http://pipertours.com where you can see videos of her in action and also find links to her Tripadvisor page, facebook page and memberships of professional guiding bodies.

Note: Tickets are per person. Please do not invite or share details with non-ticket holders.

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS: You must have:

  • Zoom – this is free to sign up if you don’t have it already
  • For the best experience participants should use a laptop, but you can also take part using a smart phone or tablet.

Start: at 19:30 for hellos. Virtual Tour to start promptly at 19:40

Duration: approx. 1 hour

Tour drinks: please have a glass of your favourite tipple with you

*Only members of the Cambridge Society of London (and their guests) may book tickets - if you are not currently a member and would like to become one, please visit www.camsoclon.org

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Cambridge Society of London Transfer and Refund Policy 

i) At least 14 calendar days before the event: We will provide full refunds (minus the mandatory Eventbrite fee). Alternatively, if you have found a suitable replacement, we can change the name on the ticket on the understanding that you will reclaim the ticket price from them separately.

ii) Between 4 and 14 calendar days before the event: Our arrangements with our hosts are always finalised 4 calendar days before each event. With more than 4 calendar days’ notice we can still change the name to someone named by you on the understanding that you will reclaim the ticket price from them separately. Alternatively, we MIGHT be able to sell it to someone else; there is no guarantee of that but we will do our best and then refund you if successful. 

iii) Less than 4 calendar days: We regret that we cannot offer refunds if given less than 4 calendar days’ notice.

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