London Film Museum Covent Garden  

 
 
ADDRESS
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BN
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm | Closed 16 & 17 May & 27 May-2nd Jun 2012
 
PRICES
FREE, £5 for I-tour
 

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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 to open in after the original museum on London's South Bank, which is now closed. Approximately half of the museum's collection comes from the private archive of founder Jonathan Sands, who started out as resident photographer at Elstree Film Studios before moving into props, special effects and themed events, including staging events and exhibitions for Lucasfilms and Star Wars. Following the success of his South Bank museum (called The Movieum of London when it was first opened in 2008), the London Film Museum Covent Garden launched on 21st April 2012, housed in a building refurbished by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. The museum is free to enter and there's a small fee if you want to use the I-tour, an interactive App which gives visitors the chance to tour the 'Capturing the Shadows' exhibition using the museum's own iPads. The first temporary exhibition is 'Magnum on Set', displaying on set images from the prestigious Magnum Photos photography agency.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £129  22% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 2 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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372 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from London Film Museum 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
 
 
 
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Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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St Paul's Covent Garden
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Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
The ENO presents a world premiere of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The tale of love, loss and reconciliation sees the King of Sicilia mistakenly believe that ...More
 
 
 
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The Entertainer
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Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 6 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh and John Hurt, who returns to the London stage for the first time in a decade, in this production of John ...More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre
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Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Aldwych Theatre
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Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 2 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Primrose Bakery
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42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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10 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Tuttons
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11/12 Russell Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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64-65 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Philomena's Irish Bar
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40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
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1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
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36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Adventure Bar, Covent Garden
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20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
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Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Somerset House
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Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from London Film Museum Covent Garden

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from London Film Museum Covent Garden

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from London Film Museum Covent Garden

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Treasure Island
Theatre | Until 27th August 2016 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from London Film Museum Covent Garden

Iris Theatre's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's swash-buckling novel as an immersive outdoor promenade production. Pirate costumes encouraged....More

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from London Film Museum Covent Garden

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from London Film Museum Covent Garden

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

 
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from London Film Museum Covent Garden

Marking the 100th anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, Hobson's Choice comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from London Film Museum Covent Garden

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from London Film Museum Covent Garden

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from London Film Museum Covent Garden

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