Once Upon A Christmas  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 15TH DECEMBER 2013

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OPENING TIMES
4.30pm-7.30pm, timed one-on-one performance every 7 minutes
 
PRICES
£35 (includes FREE visit to London Transport Museum within one month of tour)
 

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Once Upon A ChristmasElf and his friends have to rescue Christmas, and will be calling upon your services for help in Once Upon a Christmas, a theatrical adventure in Covent Garden for adults. This production from Look Left Look Right, the theatre company known for its interactive and immersive productions (including Above And Beyond at the Corinthia Hotel), takes you on a journey around the shops, restaurants and hidden places of Covent Garden, including the London Transport Museum. You will have encounters with some conventional and unconventional festive characters through this adults-only seasonal show written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Katie Lyons.

 

About Covent Garden Piazza

This is where Covent Garden Market takes place but there's also an open-air cobbled area where miming and juggling acts can often be found. The 40ish market stalls sell a variety of quality goods: antiques, craft items, pictures and handmade clothing so it's a great place to find gifts. More about Covent Garden Piazza

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Once Upon A Christmas  Photo by Jeff Moore  

   
Once Upon A Christmas - Photo by Jeff Moore

Once Upon A Christmas Photo by Jeff Moore 


LondonTown.com - Once Upon A Christmas Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  28% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £124  25% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £199  41% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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Wilde Creatures
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th to 31st December 2017
Once Upon A Christmas, 404 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
A month after staging The Gruffalo's Child at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, the Olivier-nominated Tall Stories present a new musical adventure for audiences of all ages ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
Once Upon A Christmas, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Once Upon A Christmas, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
 
 
 
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Once Upon A Christmas
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
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Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Once Upon A Christmas
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Lush
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Unit 10 The Piazza Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Once Upon A Christmas
An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose before you even enter these premises, which offer a huge mix of fizzing bath bombs to suit all ... More
 
 
 
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Once Upon A Christmas
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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Brasserie Blanc
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
35 The Market, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Once Upon A Christmas
TV chef Raymond Blanc brings his French accent to British dining with Brasserie Blanc, a chain of restaurants with branches in several UK cities including Bristol, ... More
 
 
 
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MEATmarket
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Meat Market, Jubilee Hall, 1 Tavistock Court, The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Once Upon A Christmas
With queues stretching around the corner at their MEATliquor restaurant carnivores can rest easy now that Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins, the team behind the hugely ... More
 
 
 
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The Crusting Pipe
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
27 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Once Upon A Christmas
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 3 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Once Upon A Christmas
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
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Adventure Bar, Covent Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 3 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
A former wine cellar, the Adventure Bar in Covent Garden is a subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, food, tunes and parties. ... More
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Once Upon A Christmas
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 

Covent Garden Piazza events

 
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2017Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2017Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2017The covered market at Covent Garden and the surrounding area is filled with 40 mistletoe chandeliers - each between 2.5 and 3.5 metres in size - and around 100,000 pea lights. 2017 sees the return of the magnificent reindeer statue on the East Piazza, a massive Christmas tree and over 320 metres of garlands running between the chandeliers. Notoriou2017-11-20T00:00:00+00002018-01-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Covent Garden Piazza,   Covent Garden      WC2E 9DD
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
DATES  14th November 2017 to 1st January 2018
VENUE  Covent Garden Piazza 
The covered market at Covent Garden and the surrounding area is filled with 40 mistletoe chandeliers - each between 2.5 and 3.5 metres in size - and around 100,000 pea lights. 2017 sees the return of the magnificent reindeer statue on the East Piazza, a massive Christmas tree and over 320 metres of garlands running between the chandeliers. Notoriou... More about this event
 
Great Christmas Pudding RaceGreat Christmas Pudding RaceGreat Christmas Pudding RaceYou're familiar with the egg and spoon race. Well how about the Christmas Pudding Race? Covent Garden Piazza swells with spectators as about 150 contestants in teams of six don fancy dress and race around a course strewn with flour-filled balloons, foam jets and other obstacles - all while trying to balance a Christmas pudding on a flimsy plate! Th2017-12-02T00:00:00+00002017-12-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Covent Garden Piazza,   Covent Garden      WC2E 9DD
Category: event
On Soon

event > Seasonal > Christmas
PRICING  Free to watch | Registration fee £60 (per team until 22 Oct), £75 (per team from 23 Oct)
DATES  Saturday 2nd December 2017
VENUE  Covent Garden Piazza 
You're familiar with the egg and spoon race. Well how about the Christmas Pudding Race? Covent Garden Piazza swells with spectators as about 150 contestants in teams of six don fancy dress and race around a course strewn with flour-filled balloons, foam jets and other obstacles - all while trying to balance a Christmas pudding on a flimsy plate! Th... More about this event
 
 

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Concerts | Until 27th November 2017 

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At its debut last year Katie Mitchell's new staging of Donizetti's tragic masterpiece Lucia di Lammermoor really divided the critics. ...More

 
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Royal Opera House 2 minutes walk from Once Upon A Christmas

Katie Mitchell directs Donizetti's opera of a woman forced to breaking point. The orchestra is conducted by Michele Mariotti and ...More

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Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
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Vaudeville Theatre 2 minutes walk from Once Upon A Christmas

Director Dominic Dromgoole launches his year-long Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville with A Woman of No Importance, the first ...More

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Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Once Upon A Christmas

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

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Popular choreographer Arlene Phillips shares showbusiness anecdotes with Jacquie Storey....More

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