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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th February 2008 Mohammed Al Fayed accuses Prince Philip and Prince Charles of killing Diana and Dodi.

18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)

18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)

18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist

The Actors' Church



The Actors' Church

The parish church of Covent Garden since 1633

Location: Bedford Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9ED

Description: 'St Paul's Church', also commonly known as the Actors' Church, is a church located in Covent Garden.

As well as being the parish church of Covent Garden, the church gained its nickname by a long association with the theatre community.

In 1631 Inigo Jones was commissioned by Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford to design a church. Work on the church began that year and was completed in 1633, at a cost of 4000 pounds, with it becoming consecrated in 1638. In 1645 Covent Garden was made a separate parish and the church was dedicated to St Paul.

The portico of St Paul's was the setting for the first scene of Shaw's Pygmalion, the play that was later adapted as the musical My Fair Lady.

The church is surrounded by an award-winning garden, providing an area of tranquility within busy central London.

In 2002, the church hosted the first of two weddings for famous pop singers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale.


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The Actors' Church

The parish church of Covent Garden since 1633


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