St Paul's Covent Garden

 
 
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Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED 
 
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Mon to Fri 8.30am-5.30pm, Sat (varies), Sun 9am-1pm (5pm when there is evensong)
 

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St Paul's 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.

 

St Paul's Covent Garden events

 
Choral Festival ConcertChoral Festival Concert5th February 2015Thursday 5th February 2015 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
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Choral Festival Concert
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Thursday 5th February 2015 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
Opera Lyrica's Venus and Adonis and Dido and AeneasOpera Lyrica's Venus and Adonis and Dido and Aeneas17th February 2015Tuesday 17th February 2015 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
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Opera Lyrica's Venus and Adonis and Dido and Aeneas
event > Concerts > Opera - English opera
DATES  Tuesday 17th February 2015 - 7.30pm-10pm
Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet FestivalCovent Garden May Fayre and Puppet FestivalCovent Garden May Fayre and Puppet FestivalThis annual Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival celebrates the red nosed stick-wielding puppet, bringing together dozens of puppeteers in a colourful, highly entertaining afternoon. The annual celebrations in Covent Garden draw puppeteers from all over the country as well as folk music, dancers, clowns, jugglers and stalls. The location is 10th May 2015Sunday 10th May 2015 Where:
St Paul's Covent Garden,   Bedford Street      WC2E 9ED
Category: event
Free Event 
Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Festivals | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 10th May 2015
This annual Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival celebrates the red nosed stick-wielding puppet, bringing together dozens of puppeteers in a colourful, highly entertaining afternoon. The annual celebrations in Covent Garden draw puppeteers from all over the country as well as folk music, dancers, clowns, jugglers and stalls. The location is ... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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

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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £199  30% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from St Paul's Covent Garden
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
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  24% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from St Paul's 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
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  23% off
The Strand, WC2N | 4 minutes from St Paul's 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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Alternative Historic Buildings nearest St Paul's Covent Garden

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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from St Paul's 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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Somerset House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from St Paul's Covent Garden
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
 
 
 
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, SW1A | 7 minutes from St Paul's Covent Garden
Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription reads ... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from St Paul's 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 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 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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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from St Paul's Covent Garden
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from St Paul's Covent Garden
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from St Paul's Covent Garden
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from St Paul's 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 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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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from St Paul's Covent Garden
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near St Paul's Covent Garden

The best shops and markets near St Paul's Covent Garden
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The Sanctuary
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from St Paul's Covent Garden
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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Jones
London > Shopping > Menswear
13 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from St Paul's Covent Garden
Dedicated to designer menswear including formal tailoring from Westwood, Gaultier, Dries van Noten, Helmut Lang and Alexander McQueen, and more relaxed diffusion lines from Fake and ... More
 
 
 
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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from St Paul's Covent Garden
Retro sweet shops are all the rage at the moment. In the Covent Garden area alone you'll find half a dozen of them, one of which ... More
 
 
 
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Paul
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as St Paul's 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, WC2E | Same location as St Paul's 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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Joe's Southern Kitchen and Bar
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
34 King Street, Covent Garden, , Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from St Paul's Covent Garden
From 4th July 2013, a significant date in any American diary, Navajo Joe in Covent Garden - a long-standing American restaurant in London which had occupied ... More
 
 
 
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Education near St Paul's Covent Garden

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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from St Paul's Covent Garden
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 13 minutes from St Paul's Covent Garden
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 14 minutes from St Paul's Covent Garden
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Covent Garden gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from St Paul's Covent Garden
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 St Paul's Covent Garden
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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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from St Paul's Covent Garden
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London St Paul's Covent Garden.
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from St Paul's 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 Covent Garden
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from St Paul's 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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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, WC2N | 1 minute from St Paul's 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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Light Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from St Paul's Covent Garden
The Light Bar on the ground floor of the stylish St Martins Lane hotel has some of the best cocktails in London - they make a ... More
 
 
 
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Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from St Paul's Covent Garden
Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near St Paul's Covent Garden.
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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 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 Covent Garden
... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from St Paul's Covent Garden
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
 

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Sporting Events | Until 29th January 2015 

Linbury Studio Theatre 3 minutes walk from St Paul's Covent Garden

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Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik By Candlelight
Concerts | On 29th January 2015 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 4 minutes walk from St Paul's Covent Garden

An atmospheric concert performed by the London Gala Orchestra....More

The OppO Foundation Charity Dinner
Exhibitions | On 29th January 2015 

The Hippodrome 4 minutes walk from St Paul's Covent Garden

Enjoy a three-course dinner followed by guitar instruction from Lola's Underground Casino and a live performance by the RAF Squadronaires....More

Thursday at National Portrait Gallery
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th January 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 4 minutes walk from St Paul's Covent Garden

Resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a themed soundscape to enhance your visit to the gallery....More

Lecture: Dressing Elizabeth: The Phoenix Portrait As Evidence Of A Royal Wardrobe
Exhibitions | On 29th January 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 4 minutes walk from St Paul's Covent Garden

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Visualising Portraits: Keep the Home Fires Burning
Exhibitions | On 29th January 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 4 minutes walk from St Paul's Covent Garden

Picture description for visually impaired visitors....More

Grayson Perry: Who Are You'
Tours | On 29th January 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 4 minutes walk from St Paul's Covent Garden

John Wilson takes a tour around Grayson Perry's special display of new works inserted into the Gallery's 19th and 20th ...More

Queerlyout
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th March 2015 

Ku Bar 5 minutes walk from St Paul's Covent Garden

Resident DJs spin house and dance....More

Tony Law: Enter The Tonezone
Comedy | Until 31st January 2015 

Leicester Square Theatre 5 minutes walk from St Paul's Covent Garden

Surreal and energetic humour from the inventive Canadian stand-up and 2012 Chortle Best Breakthrough Act award-winner....More

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Concerts | On 29th January 2015 

The Spice Of Life 5 minutes walk from St Paul's Covent Garden

Soul and funk from the North American band now based in London....More

 

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Concerts | 19th February 2015 - 20th February 2015 

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Anthony Browne's The Big Write
Kids Events | 7th March 2015 - 8th March 2015 

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Cirque Berserk
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Kids Events | 9th February 2015 - 10th February 2015 

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A highlight of Winter Wonderland in London's Hyde Park, Cirque Berserk comes to New Wimbledon Theatre in February 2015 following ...More

 
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Attraction | 13th February 2015 - 15th February 2015 

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Valentine's Day Champagne ExperienceRomance your loved one this Valentine's with a 30 minute experience and enjoy the sublime views of ...More

 
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Exhibitions | On 17th February 2015 

Guildhall

The City's annual inter-livery Pancake Race sees teams racing around the Guildhall yard at noon on Shrove Tuesday competing for ...More

Zetter Townhouse Marylebone
Opens 1st February 2015 

Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyon's Zetter Group - which owns the Zetter and Zetter Townhouse, famous for ...More

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Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy continues the expansion of his Spanish food empire which began with Tapas Revolution in Westfield Shepherd's ...More

 
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