Paul  

 
 
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29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri 7:30 - 21:00, Sat & Sun 9:00 - 20:00
 

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PaulBranches 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 and a fantastic array of tarts, cakes and pastries as well as serious sandwiches in elegant surroundings. With a selection of crepes and petit fours to sate every possible sugar-craving, Paul provides a taste of Paris in the heart of Covent Garden. The dark chocolate tart is pure, decadent bliss.

Take away available, plus a selection of breads and gateaux to buy. The preferred lunchtime destination of LondonTown.com staff...

 

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

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
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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 £205  28% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Paul
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 £78  27% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Paul
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 £136  33% off
The Strand, WC2N | 4 minutes from Paul
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
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Muffinski's
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
5 King Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
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Patisserie Valerie
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
15 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E9HE | 1 minute from Paul
There are Valeries all over London these days and quite right too because they serve some of the best pastries in the capital alongside a tempting ... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
29 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Paul
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Dining near Paul

Near Paul
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Le Restaurant de Paul
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Paul
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 Paul
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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Clos Maggiore
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
33 King Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
This independent culinary gem in the vicinity of Covent Garden’s chain-filled streets provides an endearing glimpse of rural southern France. A cosy, indoor courtyard is festooned ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Paul

Near Paul
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February to 19th October 2019
Paul, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Paul
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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The Starry Messenger
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th May to 10th August 2019
Paul, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from Paul
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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The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th June to 12th October 2019
Paul, West Street, WC2H | 4 minutes from Paul
The late Sue Townsend's best-selling comedy novel about a misunderstood, hapless teenager experiencing teen angst becomes a musical. Set in 1980s Leicester, this critically acclaimed stage ...More
 
 
 
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Near Paul
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Paul
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Paul
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 Paul
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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Paul
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Paul
Affectionately 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. ... More
 
 
 
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Paul
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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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Paul
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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Shopping near Paul

The best shops and markets near Paul
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The Shop at Bluebird
London > Shopping > House and Garden
29 Floral Street, Carriage Hall, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
In summer 2018 The Shop at Bluebird moved to Covent Garden and it's even more spectacular than the original on Kings ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jones
London > Shopping > Menswear
13 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sanctuary
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
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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Education near Paul

Near Paul
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 3 minutes from Paul
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 | 6 minutes from Paul
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 | 8 minutes from Paul
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Paul gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Paul
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Paul
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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Pubs near Paul

The best pubs near London Paul.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Paul
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Paul
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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Paul clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Blame Gloria
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Paul
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Paul
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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Meeting venue hire near Paul

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Paul.
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Paul
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 Paul
... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Paul
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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Waitress
Waitress
Theatre | Until 19th October 2019 

Adelphi Theatre 2 minutes walk from Paul

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical ...More

 
Three Sisters
Theatre | Until 29th June 2019 

Vaudeville Theatre 2 minutes walk from Paul

Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg returns to London with a reinvention of Chekhov's tragicomedy, directed by Lev Dodin. Olga, ...More

Summer Safari
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Foodie Events | Until 1st September 2019 

Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration 2 minutes walk from Paul

Take a trip to Africa via Covent Garden this summer with the Summer Safari at Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration. ...More

 
On Your Feet!
Theatre | Until 31st August 2019 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from Paul

Jerry Mitchell directs the UK premiere staging of the hip-shaking Broadway musical, which charts the love story of Gloria and ...More

Six The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2020 

Arts Theatre 3 minutes walk from Paul

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' playful musical history lesson about Henry VIII and his six wives, which puts the spotlight ...More

Rosmersholm
Rosmersholm
Theatre | Until 20th July 2019 

Duke of York's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Paul

Tom Burke, the actor who plays detective Cormoran Strike in the BBC series based on JK Rowling's crime novels, and ...More

 
Royal Opera: Boris Godunov
Royal Opera: Boris Godunov
Concerts | Until 3rd July 2019 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from Paul

Richard Jones's production of Musorgsky's magnificent opera starring Bryn Terfel as the tormented Tsar Boris comes to the Royal Opera ...More

 
The Starry Messenger
The Starry Messenger
Theatre | Until 10th August 2019 

Wyndham's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Paul

Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut at Wyndham's Theatre opposite Elizabeth McGovern ...More

 
Untangling the Tracks
Untangling the Tracks
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2020 

London Transport Museum 3 minutes walk from Paul

The London Transport Museum looks at the history of the Thameslink train line with its new exhibition, Untangling the Tracks. ...More

 
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

London Transport Museum 3 minutes walk from Paul

The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 displays 100 shortlisted competition entries as chosen by an independent panel of judges. Taking ...More

 

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