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

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Peace in the city

The church occupies a quiet courtyard to the rear of the buildings as you approach Covent Garden... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dakles
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Southampton, United Kingdom
A SPECIAL AND PRIVATE WAY TO HONOUR THE ACTORS

Sitting in the gardens or roaming the Church, your jaw drops at the simple and numerous... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
RetiredWazza
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Daylesford, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church occupies a quiet courtyard to the rear of the buildings as you approach Covent Garden and is a wonderful oasis away from the tourist bustle of the area. There are bench seats where you can sit and just take in the peace. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dakles
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Sitting in the gardens or roaming the Church, your jaw drops at the simple and numerous remembrances to the actors of England. You feel it is a continuing religious place as well as a refuge. Wheelchair friendly. Just a few yards away from the bustling...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank RetiredWazza
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Entering this church we were surprised with all the nice Christmas cards you can buy. Buying these card you also support a good cause. We absolutely bought some, already because there were beautiful. The church itself is nice but not extremely special.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Konie
Reviewed 28 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Donna S
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Sorry, I can't help. We took the subway but as Covent Garden station was closed we walked from Leicester Square.
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