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St. Paul's Church (The Actors' Church), London
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A small church in Covent Garden, St. Paul's Church (The Actors' Church) has earned the nickname "the actor's church" thanks to a close association with the theater community. Built in 1631 according to plans by architect and stage designer Inigo Jones, the church's theatrical roots date back just as far. Today, the church is home to a professional theater company called Iris Theatre. Wander freely through the building to see tributes to all the well-known actors who have passed through the doors, including Charlie Chaplin, Judy Dench, and Gwen Stefani, who even held a wedding here. Work out when and for how long to visit St. Paul's Church (The Actors' Church) and other London attractions using our handy London holiday planner.
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  • Lovely to visit a church whereby there was not a compulsory fee to get in, this makes me want to donate far more, very welcoming, very informative, heard the organist practicing, lovely, got to speak ...  more »
  • Is a large Anglican cathedral with a majestic dome. Is in the city, where in simple past terrible tortures and executions occurred, so much so that there are many legends that stories are being told. Is a not to be missed, his visit is very clear that was inspired by Saint Peter's basilica in Rome.
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  • When you visit Covent Garden you might also visit St. Paul's Church which is located right next to the famous flea market. From what we saw (we were doing maintenance work) isn't very big but it has benches and a garden with children's playground. Inside the church there are plaques on the walls of famous actors including Charlie Chaplin, Boris Karloff, Vivien Leigh. At The Actors ' Church that is also called you can attend concerts, plays and musical performances.
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  • With the famous portico facing the throngs on Covent Garden serving as a backdrop to street performers, rather slip around to enter the 'actors' church and small enclosed garden with a surfeit of park benches, to admire the simple but impressive interior. Grade I Listed, attributed to Inigo Jones and worth the diversion.
  • Stunning- an architectural gem, but super pricey to go in and see.
  • Amazing building and fun atmosphere around
  • Sehr schöne kleine Kirche direkt am Covent Garden Market.
  • St Paul's Church, Centrally Located At Covent Garden, Local And Tourists Visitors All Year Around...