How to get around Theatreland
There are two tube stations within the boundaries of Theatreland - Covent Garden Tube Station and Leicester Square Tube Station. Take a tube on the Northern Line from Leicester Square Tube Station to Waterloo Station (6 minutes) and get amazing views of the capital from the London Eye. You could also catch the Northern Line to Kings Cross St Pancras Tube Station and then stroll to the British Museum and British Library. Another option is to take the Piccadilly Line from Covent Garden Tube Station to South Kensington Tube Station (12 minutes) and then walk to the Science Museum, Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. There are a number of other tube stations on the edges of Theatreland, including Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Holborn and Charing Cross.
Theatreland is right in the heart of Central London, making it really easy to get to via the London Underground. If you do choose to drive you will find a number of car parks in the area. Close to Covent Garden Tube Station are two NCPs – Holborn NCP on Museum Street and Drury Lane NCP on Drury Lane. You will also be able to park in Leicester Square Car Park in Whitcomb Street and Upper St Martin’s Lane NCP in Upper St Martin’s Lane, both close to Leicester Square Tube Station.
If you don’t fancy the London Underground you can always catch a taxi in Theatreland. You’ll have the choice of a number of local taxi firms, including London Airports Taxi Transfer in Long Acre, Covent Garden Cars on Shaftesbury Avenue, and West End Cars in Rupert Street (all near Covent Garden Tube Station), or you could choose to hail down one of London’s famous black cabs.
Theatreland On Foot
As if there wasn’t enough for you to see and do in Theatreland itself, you can also walk to some of the most amazing and most well known tourist attractions from here. Take Covent Garden Tube Station as your starting point and stroll for 8 minutes to have a wander round the British Museum. If you love to shop, Oxford Street (8 minutes) and Regent Street (15 minutes) are both well worth walking to. You can also walk for around 18 minutes into Westminster to see Big Ben, and 21 minutes to get to Westminster Abbey. Buckingham Palace is somewhere that everyone wants to visit during their trip to London, and this famous landmark is only 20 minutes walk away. If you’re happy to take slightly longer walks you can reach Hyde Park in 25 minutes, and the British Library also in around 25 minutes.