Are you looking for things to do around the London Waterloo neighborhood? Try our self-guided walking tour & scavenger hunt to walk this historical district.
Walk from the Somerset House to the South Bank Boardwalk, by way of the Royal Courts of Justice, Temple Church, and parks and monuments. Solve challenges at every stop to learn your next destination. You’ll also learn some local history and fun facts.
Scavenger Hunt information :
- National Theatre
- Somerset House
- Temple Church
- National Submarine War Memorial
- Waterloo Bridge
- South Bank Boardwalk
- Royal Courts of Justice
- Gabriel’s Pier
- St Clement Danes Church
- And much more!
- Starting point: outside the Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom
- Distance: 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
- Duration: 3 hours
- Method: walking
- Required: Fully charged smartphone with internet access (data plan) – Wifi will not be enough.
- Water bottle
- Local map
This area, including London Covent Garden, was inhabited in 4800 BCE as structures have been unearthed through archeology.
The Roman Empire settled the area in around 100 CE and called it Londinium. This lasted until the 5th century.
Then it was the Vikings who initially assaulted the coastlines then settled in north-eastern England until the 11th century.
The city evolved in every sense (architecture, governance, religion, and more) from then on. The population grew rapidly through the centuries, despite losing ⅓ during the Black Death in the mid-14th century.