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IN THE HEART OF LONDON

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A travel journal to London by lak11

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

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Attraction | "LCM CHOIR SING AT THE ACTORS' CHURCH"

St. Paul's Church (The Actors' Church) Photo, London, England
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St Paul’s Church in London’s Covent Garden is also known as ‘The Actors’ Church’ as it has close ties to the acting profession. This association with Thespians began in the year 1663 with the opening of The Theatre Royal Drury Lane. I hadn't heard of this church until recently when my daughter’s university choir, The London College of Music Choir, were to perform here on Monday May 27th, a bank holiday in Britain). I decided to go along with my husband, son and his fiancée. It was a lovely sunny day and the gardens of the church looked very welcoming. The grounds are open to the public and looked to be well used; we saw many people sitting on benches or on the grass talking and eating thei...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 29, 2013

St. Paul's Church (The Actors' Church)
Bedford Street
London, England
020-7836-5221

Adelphi Theatre, The Strand

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Attraction | "LET'S ALL GO DOWN THE STRAND"

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THE ADELPHI THEATREThe Adelphi Theatre is situated in The Strand London. This is in the heart of London’s theatre land. HISTORYThe current building is the fourth one on this site. The original one (Sans Pareil) was founded by a merchant (John Scott) and his daughter, in 1806. The theatre reopened in 1819 as The Adelphi and then often showed plays by Charles Dickens. It has a history of theatre buildings being closed, demolished and reopened. In 1993 Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s theatre company (The Really Useful Group) bought the theatre and after refurbishments it showed Chicago from 1997 until 2006. Currently The Adelphi Theatre is hosting S...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 11, 2012

Adelphi Theatre, The Strand
411-412 Strand
London, England WC2E 7NA
020 7344 0055

Covent Garden

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Attraction | "A TRIP TO COVENT GARDEN"

Covent Garden Photo, London, England
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~~A TRIP TO COVENT GARDEN~~ I was born in London but moved to the Essex/London borders some years ago. When I moved out I chose to not go so far that we weren't within easy reach of the London underground network as I thought there would be many times when travelling into the city was necessary for my family, for both work and leisure. I still live close to a central line underground station although I don't often travel into the capital but my grown up children do fairly frequently. It's helpful for them that we do live near to a station. I've always enjoyed the capital, especially its West End. I used to work in the city and go out in the city with friends. And shopping in Ox...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 28, 2012

Covent Garden
Covent Garden
London, England WC2
+44 20 7836 9136

Nags Head

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Restaurant | "THE NAGS HEAD PUB COVENT GARDEN"

Nags Head Photo, London, England
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The Nags Head Pub is situated on a corner of James Street, in the area of Covent Garden in London, England. It is an old Victorian pub and it can clearly be seen from both outside and inside, that is a traditional building. Inside The Nag’s Head, the pub has a nice atmosphere, well that is if you like a traditional London pub. I went in here with my husband, son and his fiancée to have refreshments after we had enjoyed a walk around sightseeing in the nearby Piazza of Covent Garden.It was now early evening and the pub was crowded. People were standing outside, although some were smokers. I didn't think we would be able to find any seats so we were very pleased...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 6, 2013

Nags Head
10 James Street
Covent Garden, London
0020 7836 4678

The White Swan

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Restaurant

The White Swan Photo, London, England
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The area around Covent Garden on a sunny bank holiday Monday was bustling. I have had former experiences of trying to find somewhere around here to eat and have found restaurants to be packed and so choice limited. There were four of us, all thirsty and hungry. We hadn’t had lunch and so definitely needed dinner. We decided to try a pub. The pubs around here were also busy, especially those showing football but we managed to find a table downstairs in The White Swan. The pub is a traditional London pub selling a good range of beers and spirits including real ales. We settled down with a drink each and looked at the bar food menu. There didn't seem to be much for vegetarians (tw...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 30, 2013

The White Swan
14 New Row
London
020 3077 1129