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Aldwych Area

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middle of London

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.

Reviewed November 20, 2016
Worcester, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 12, 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 December 19, 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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 20, 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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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed September 24, 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 was recorded in the early 13th century as Aldewich. Located at the border of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 5, 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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Jaipur, India
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

Aldwych area is a crescent street, connected to the Strand at both ends. Other streets connecting to Aldwych are Drury Lane, Kingsway, India Place and Melbourne Place. Notable buildings in this area are: Aldwych Theatre, Novello Theatre, India House, Australia House, Hotel Waldorf Hilton, The ME Hotel, Connaught House, Columbia House, Aldwych House, Clement House, The London School of Economics,... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the Hilton in this area. I found a ton of things within walking distance like the Eye, the theater district, and Big Ben. It's a cool area and next time I am in London I would like to stay in the same area.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed November 26, 2015

We had been to visit Trafalgar Square and we decided to take a walk along the Strand to see the sights there. Eventually, we came to the junction where Aldwych branches off the Strand in an arc. Further on, at the site of Australia House, Aldwych rejoins the Strand. Our stroll through Aldwych, provided us with an opportunity to view... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 13, 2015

There is a dedicated review site for 'Aldwych Tube Station' which can be visited occasionally by guided tour, but people still put their reviews of that 'attraction' here. Also there's a recent review for a West End Show somewhere or other which will be long finished by the time anyone reads it. Ridiculous! The prolific 'BradJill' rate this 'poor' and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Aldwych area is located along The Strand in Westminster and refers to the area encompassed in between the The Strand and Aldwych street, which splits from the Strand, goes around the Aldwych area and then rejoins the strand after half a mile or so. It is a small area with a few historic properties such as the historic Aldwych... More 

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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