Aldwych is a crescent that starts and ends on the Strand in the eastern part of the City of Westminster. Two other important streets start near the middle of Aldwych: Drury Lane and Kingsway. Aldwych is very close to Covent Garden, Lancaster Place, Waterloo Bridge, and it is within 5-8 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square.
Stations and Public Transport Services near Aldwych
Tube stations closest to Aldwych are Temple (District and Circle lines), Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line), and Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines). Aldwych is within 10 minutes walk from three busy railway stations: Charing Cross, City Thameslink, and Blackfriars.
There are very frequent bus services on Aldwych, as all buses going on the Strand and Fleet Street from Westminster to the City of London stop here – the bus stop’s name is Aldwych. Aldwych itself is a one-way street; buses going from the City to Westminster stop on the Strand – the bus stop’s name is Aldwych Somerset House.
Buildings on Aldwych
There are several old and important buildings along Aldwych. On the northern side they are (from west to east):
- One Aldwych
- Novello Theatre
- The Waldorf Hilton Hotel
- Aldwych Theatre
- Centrium (also known as Television House)
- London School of Economics buildings: Connaught House, Columbia House, Aldwych House, and Clement House
Buildings on the southern side include (approximately from west to east):
- India House (High Commission of India in London)
- Bush House (previously BBC World Service HQ)
- Melbourne House
- Australia House (High Commission of Australia in London)