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St. Paul's Church (The Actors' Church)

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Beautiful church full of memories

We always visit St Paul's when we come to London because of all the actors that are commemorated... read more

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Daylesford, Australia
Wonderful surprise

Lovely little church right next to the Covent Garden. Full of plaques of famous people of British... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Haz-Zebbug, Malta
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(The Actors' Church Bedford Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We always visit St Paul's when we come to London because of all the actors that are commemorated here. It is a delightful church, very restful, with a lovely garden & plenty of seats. Don't miss it.

Thank Konie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little church right next to the Covent Garden. Full of plaques of famous people of British theatre, a must-see for any theatre enthusiast.

Thank 962janan
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Beautifully simple church designed by Indigo Jones in the reign of Charles 1 in the 1600’s. Plaques line the wall as testament to the famous actors, actresses and theatre luminaries who had their funerals conducted in this lovely church. There are three passageways leading to...More

Thank 510christine
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Make sure you check out Charles Macklin's plaque(great actor) in the top right corner of the Church on the wall! Check out what they have put above! Then check on Google and see what awful thing he did and got away with!!! But hey, that's...More

Thank OJG2013
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We enjoyed seeing The Tempest here. The changing scenes, which required the audience to move with the actors to different sets, is a great way to keep curiosity at a peak with lots of amusing scenes and talented players. It makes a refreshing change to...More

Thank CosmicCarrot
Reviewed 6 August 2018

catch this production (or any other at St Paul's Church) if you can - set on 5 different 'stages', one being inside the church itself and the other in a walkway between two garden stages, the sense of movement enhanced the experience and the actors/script...More

Thank Rufus B
Reviewed 18 July 2018

I was with a troupe of musicians with a concert in St. Paul's. The acoustics are unbelievably awesome. The stained glass windows and the amazing wood treatments are really worth looking at. But Jones is a one-of-a-kind treat. He probably is as famous as the...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We were aware of the existence of this church near the market in Covent Garden, and its possible links with My Fair Lady's Eliza Dolittle, but had never previously ventured inside. It is a charming place with a fascinating link to the performing arts. There...More

1  Thank AussiesBallarat
Reviewed 16 May 2018

An unassuming church designed by Inigo Jones and completed in 1633. The facade of the church faces the Covenant Garden Piazza which was the first formal square in London. The actual entry to the church is around the back. The location is very close to...More

Thank Della G
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

A nice quiet place inside and outside with a very pleasant park around the church where you can sit and relax, read, enjoy the nice weather or do whatever you please. Right next to the Covent Market.

Thank Michel P
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17 May 2015|
Response from Taxidevil | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't help. We took the subway but as Covent Garden station was closed we walked from Leicester Square.