St Paul's Church, Covent Garden  

 
 
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Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED
 
 
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St Paul's Church, Covent GardenAffectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. This beautiful church, built by Inigo Jones, has been here since 1633 and has regular worship, concerts, literary and theatrical events. Many famous names have been connected with St Paul's - John Wesley preached here, J.M.W Turner and W.S Gilbert were baptised here, and those buried here include Sir Peter Lely, Samuel Butler, William Wycherly, Grinling Gibbons, Thomas Arne, and Thomas Rowlandson. One of many plaques in the church commemorating legends of the stage and screen is one in loving memory of Vivien Leigh. The church's history and philosophy is endearingly written by the church doors and includes the principles: we are unafraid to reason, laugh and explore and we welcome people of faith, all who seek faith and friendship, and all who doubt. Benches in the attractive churchyard make this a popular and peaceful spot for Soho's workers to enjoy a sandwich during a summer lunch break. It's a welcome refuge of peace and quiet away from the busy streets around Covent Garden.

 

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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £189  24% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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
 
 
 
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
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The Strand, WC2N | 4 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal ... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
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Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
 
 
 
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The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | 7 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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 | 3 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all disciplines ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut at Wyndham's Theatre opposite Elizabeth McGovern from Downton Abbey. The star of ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th February to 27th April 2019
St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
This February, Wyndham's Theatre presents a new adaptation of Arthur Miller's The Price as a 50th anniversary celebration of the work. Directed by Jonathan Church, the ...More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde fare. ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
This impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to major stars of the classical music world since 1858. The third ... More
 
 
 
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29 Floral Street, Carriage Hall, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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London > Shopping > Menswear
13 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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Paul
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Branches of this cool French cafe abound across the Channel, but this was the first one to open in London. Paul serves epic eclairs, excellent coffee ... More
 
 
 
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Le Restaurant de Paul
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Popular French bakery chain Paul has branched out with its very first all-day dining brasserie and they've made the leap on the site of their flagship ... More
 
 
 
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La Goccia
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Floral Court, WC2E | 1 minute from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
In the summer of 2017, Petersham Nurseries opened its first venue beyond its bucolic Richmond home, launching a lifestyle destination ... More
 
 
 
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 3 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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 | 2 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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The Harp
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47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Blame Gloria
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 1 minute from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
A subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, tunes and parties, Blame Gloria is a basement bar in Covent Garden where the wallpaper is based on ... More
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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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Blind Spot
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45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Set behind the facade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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 | 3 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
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Theatre | Until 8th June 2019 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden

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Theatre | Until 11th May 2019 

Noel Coward Theatre 2 minutes walk from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden

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Theatre | Until 20th July 2019 

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Royal Opera: Billy Budd
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Concerts | Until 10th May 2019 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden

In a co-production with Teatro Real Madrid and Opera di Roma, Royal Opera presents Deborah Warner's staging of Britten's all-male ...More

 
Isango Ensemble: SS Mendi: Dancing The Death Drill
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Concerts | Until 4th May 2019 

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Mark Dornford-May directs this re-telling of the tragic fate of the SS Mendi in 1917, which killed 616 South Africans ...More

 
Royal Opera: Faust
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Concerts | Until 6th May 2019 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden

David McVicar's "smashing" (Telegraph) production of Gounod's popular opera, first seen at the Royal Opera House in 2004, follows ageing ...More

 
Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Dance | Until 11th June 2019 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from St Paul's Church, Covent Garden

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