St Paul’s Reprise

St Paul's Church, 21/12/09

“Something a little different for you this week. A church! We are heading slap bang into central Covent Garden for ‘The Actor’s Church’ – St.Paul’s. Built by non other than Inigo Jones, it was started in 1633 for the vast sum of £4,000.

There’s much of interest in it’s long history. Samuel Pepys noted in his diary about an “Italian puppet play,” which is believed to be the very first Punch and Judy show. And from the sublime to the ridiculous, in 2002, Gwen Stefani was married here!

You’re more than welcome to include shots of the interior of the church (I’m not 100% certain whether you are allowed though, so you might want to ask someone,) but for me the real jewel are the Church’s gardens. It’s many benches, all with dedications, some to famous people, some to not so famous people, but all fascinating.

The place is a real oasis in the bustle of Convent Garden. Enjoy!”

St Paul's Church, 21/12/09

St Paul's Church, 21/12/09

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