David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times  

 
 
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11 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4EZ
 
 
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Mon to Fri 11am-5.45pm, closed for lunch 2.30-3.30pm | First Sat in the month 11am-2.30pm | Other times by arrangement
 

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By the time David Drummond arrived in Cecil Court in 1967 his leaning towards the theatre meant his book shop had expanded into the realms of memorabilia and literature associated with the performing arts. That focus remains today and the shop is crammed with famous performers of the past, old theatrical postcards and programmes. Second hand books for sale on the performing arts include theatrical history and biography, conjuring, circus and all forms of light entertainment.

 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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252 High Holborn, WC1V | 13 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 13 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
 
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62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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Stanfords
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7 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
Map and travel experts since 1853, Stanfords has been trading in the Covent Garden area since the nineteenth century and in 2019 moved from Long Acre, ... More
 
 
 
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107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
Great British bookshop Foyles has been trading since 1903 and in 2014 it moves out of its home for more than 80 years at 113-119 Charing ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
Combining classic European baking with exotic flavours of the Far East, Pan de Vie delivers a visual treat of brilliantly-coloured sweet patisseries 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 David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd April to 28th August 2021 - Various Times
David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Friday 16th April 2021 - 7pm
David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times, 6 Leicester Place, WC2H | 2 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 2 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it ... More
 
 
 
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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J Sheekey
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
St Martin's Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
Historic fish and seafood restaurant first opened in 1896. For fish and seafood dishes served with simplicity and style J Sheekey is unrivalled in London. Hidden down ... More
 
 
 
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J Sheekey Atlantic Bar
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St Martin's Court, Charing Cross, WC2N | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
Sister to the legendary J Sheekey next door, J Sheekey Atlantic Bar is a more informal proposition, serving seasonal sharing plates of fish and shellfish, with ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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 | 9 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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Mr Fogg's Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
58 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
Themed around explorer Phileas Fogg, this traditional Victorian tavern in the heart of Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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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Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
A late-night speakeasy within St Martins Lane Hotel, Blind Spot is hidden behind the faƧade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden ... More
 
 
 
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The Den St Martins Lane
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
An oak-panelled snug at St Martins Lane , The Den is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea, curl up with ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
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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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from David Drummond at Pleasures of Past Times
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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