King’s Cross St. Pancras to Russell Square
After leaving King’s Cross St. Pancras I head west on Euston Road and then south down Judd Street passing the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
I pass through the Grade II listed Brunswick Centre which contains a cinema, shops and flats. On the other side of the Brunswick Centre is Russell Square tube station.
Russell Square to Holborn
I pass the slightly scary looking Hotel Russell and take a detour around Russell Square. The tall building is Senate House, belonging to the University of London and designed by Charles Holden who designed many of the tube stations at the Cockfosters end of the Piccadilly line.
Walking around Russell Square I get a brief glimpse of of the British Library. Heading down Southampton Row gets me to Holborn underground station.
Holborn to Covent Garden
I head towards Covent Garden. The Covent Garden area is home to many theatres such as these ones showing The Lord of the Rings and The Woman in Black.
In Covent Garden is The London Transport Museum and in the centre is the market, inside which are various shops.
There are always street performers in the area such as this one who has used his skills to get everyone to raise their hands.
Passing up James Street brings me to Covent Garden tube station.
Covent Garden to Leicester Square
I first walk along Long Acre passing the Channel 5 building. I then take a slight diversion through St. Martin’s Court where you can find the theatre showing Avenue Q. If you are in the area Cecil Court is also worth walking down as it has many unusual shops.
At the end of the road is Leicester Square underground station.
Leicester Square to Piccadilly Circus
Leicester Square is where some of London’s biggest and most expensive cinemas are. It is where many of London’s film premiers take place.
In the square is a grassed area with a statueof William Shakespear, and the half price ticket booth.
There are various hand prints of film actors around the square such as these prints from Bruce Willis.
Heading out of the square I pass the Swiss centre with its famous bells and the Trocadero.
Beyond the advertising hoardings is one of the Piccadilly Circus tube station entrances.
Piccadilly Circus to Green Park
Along Piccadilly are Fortnum & Mason, Burlington House and The Ritz.
Just after The Ritz is the Green Park tube station entrance.
Piccadilly Line Walk – Day 3 Summary
Day 3 of the Piccadilly line underground walk took about one and a half hours to complete.