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“A tranquil haven”

St. Paul's Church (The Actors' Church)
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“A tranquil haven”
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Have visited Covent Garden many times and was aware of this Church.Yesterday a beautiful sunny day and after enjoying bustle of the area for a couple hours decided to take a look inside this historic Church which is by Inigo Jones and has a long association with the theatre Both the Church and gardens with the many memorial seats are truly an unexpected oasis of peace and calm in the midst of Covent Garden

Visited March 2014
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“Nice church and garden visit at Covent Garden”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Directly on Covent Garden, you can find a lovely little church and garden. This is the St. Paul's Church (also known as the Actors' Church) not to be confused with London's famous St. Paul's Cathedral.

The Actor's Church has been at this location since 1633. It is a nice but simple church to visit, we mostly enjoyed the courtyard and garden area around the church, providing quite pleasant refuge from the surrounding neighbour and busy Covent Garden square.

In the end, not a priority attraction in our opinion but a pleasant historic church to see if you happen to be in Covent Garden and like church visits. Its a nice way to spend 10-15 minutes of your time.

Visited December 2013
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“A gem and place to reflect”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We were here for a Memorial Service but found the atmosphere and welcome to be second to none that we were soon relaxed. The church is a fine example of Inigo Jones' work and has fine acoustics and organ. The church was packed but as we left I was able to view several memorials to actors and their benefactors - from Charles Chaplin to Noel Coward. I would like to return just to sit in quiet from the bustle of Covent Garden when I am next in the area.

Visited January 2014
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Coppell, Texas
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“Heavenly - an unforgettable mixing of art and religion”
Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

I am religious. I stopped in to say a quick prayer and was rewarded with a chamber group practicing La Boheme highlights. The singer in the Mimi role was beautiful and had a flawless voice. Creativity and the Creator in a small, beautiful place. It was unforgettable.

Noel Coward and Charlie Chaplin are buried here. St. Paul's is a treasure.

Visited November 2013
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“A Beautiful Building Full of Theatrical Memories”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

In London for a theatre visit we strolled through the Covent Garden area and returned to this oasis at the core of the area. A very good place to rest and contemplate with reminders of theatre memories wherever you look. Being regular theatregoers over many years some of the names and memorials are particularly poignant. We especially enjoyed the way that this historic building and its grounds are still very much part of this vibrant area. Within the church you can hear the laughter and enjoyment coming from the entertainers outside under The Portico and on leaving the building it is good to see how well the grounds are used, not only by visitors but also residents and staff who work nearby and are on a break.

Visited September 2013
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