Private Tour of Covent Garden

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Duration: 1 hours

Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The people of Covent Garden love theatre so much that they've rioted over it. The area is packed with dramatic stories about prima ballerinas, arsonists, Victorian barrow boys, and even a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! I'll show you a secret alleyway that hasn't changed since the 1800s, and we'll even visit a plague burial ground. Hold your nose!

This tour is wheelchair-accessible.

What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • We will be staying outside for duration of the experience.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

We'll see the elite school where young ballet dancers live and train to launch onto a world stage.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Royal Opera House
We'll get a spectacular view of the 19th century Royal Opera House, and we'll talk about how its audience rioted for sixty-four nights over a price hike.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Covent Garden
The market itself is absolutely stunning all year round, with gorgeous Victorian architecture and extravagant floral displays. You'll find out how the place emerged from farmland, and meet the costermongers who lived and traded here.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St. Paul's Church (The Actors' Church)
We will see the 400-year-old church of Covent Garden, where famous actors like Charlie Chaplin and Vivien Leigh are commemorated, and talk about one of its most significant burials- Margaret Ponteous, the first recorded casualty of the Great Plague of 1665.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Leicester Square
The most vibrant, exciting part of London is Leicester Square. There's always something going on here, from the early morning to late at night. We'll see where red carpet premieres take place and pay tribute to one of London's most famous film characters- the flying nanny, Mary Poppins.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We'll head into the heart of Chinatown, and stand under its incredible Qing Dynasty gate. We'll talk about Chinatowns past and present, and its murky opium dens frequented by Sherlock Holmes.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


London with Jenny!
D6166QLalexs, 14-09-2022
My wife and I had the pleasure of hiring Jenny for two full days of private touring. A fantastic experience for these first time visitors. I had provided Jenny with some sites that we wanted to see and she accommodated all of then and more. Jenny is extremely knowledgeable around the city and history. She was very engaging and personable towards us. Jenny was able to pace our touring better than I could have done if left on my own. She truly enjoys what she does and is a real pro!

Some of the highlights included:

Our first morning was her Gruesome Tour at my request. A great informal way to get acquainted and an entertaining and informative morning to boot! The afternoon included some of the highlights of the British Library and British Museum. The second morning was her Classic London tour that included a front row seat to the changing of the guard ceremony. The afternoon included an awesome highlights tour of the National Gallery where Jenny took it to another level! We are already looking forward to a return visit to London and Jenny
You can't miss a tour with Jane!
ayalenbaez, 04-09-2022
I took the "Secrets of Covent Garden" tour and had such an amazing time! It ended up a private tour, so I was alone with Jane and I could ask all the questions I wanted a share with her my passion about London history. I think one of the bests ways to understad a city so ancient as London is with a guide, and Jane is one of the bests! She was very kind and generous, taking me inside the Royal Opera House, as we were only both of us. I love when a tour guide is passionate about the city and Jane delivers her tour in a way that you feel inside a movie where you're the star. I followed Jane in her internet platforms and wanted to take a tour with her, she didn't dissapoint When I go back to London, for sure I'll take another tour with her.
Absolute perfection incarnate in a guide
Dave B, 12-08-2022
I just spent the last three days with Jenny as she took my family around Smithfield, the Wallace Collection, Covent Gardens, and Southwick. She was an absolute superstar the entire time, chock full of knowledge and able to answer just about any question we had.

Our hotel wasn't especially centrally located, but each morning she took the extra 30 minutes on the tube to pick us up for our daily itinerary, which included choosing some delightful restaurants for lunch and adapting some of her off-the-shelf tours (A brief history of London, Covent Garden, Gruesome Tales, Walking in Shakespeare's Footsteps) for our particular interests (such as a walk through the history of medieval warfare at the Wallace Collection).

I absolutely can't praise her enough - we're about to head out of London on an 8-day bus tour by one of the big companies and I'm getting myself to be let down after these last three great days.

Thanks for everything, Jenny! We wish you the best!

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