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Aldwych Area

London, England
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Good base in the theatre district

A base for exploring parts of the London, with Covent Garden and Holborn depending if you turn... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
RWandSW
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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
BigHugh51
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Reviewed 1 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

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Reviewed 12 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.

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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.

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Reviewed 20 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.

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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

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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.

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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
...More
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Joan B
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Response from RWandSW | Reviewed this property |
30 mins as mentioned; however, why would you want to do that when you could stroll down The Strand at a slow pace & enjoy the walk along The Mall to the Buckingham Palace. If you have not been to London before, I would say... More
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