London Film Museum Covent Garden  

 
 
ADDRESS
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BN
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm | Closed 16 & 17 May & 27 May-2nd Jun 2012
 
PRICES
FREE, £5 for I-tour
 

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The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second to open in after the original museum on London's South Bank, which is now closed. Approximately half of the museum's collection comes from the private archive of founder Jonathan Sands, who started out as resident photographer at Elstree Film Studios before moving into props, special effects and themed events, including staging events and exhibitions for Lucasfilms and Star Wars. Following the success of his South Bank museum (called The Movieum of London when it was first opened in 2008), the London Film Museum Covent Garden launched on 21st April 2012, housed in a building refurbished by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. The museum is free to enter and there's a small fee if you want to use the I-tour, an interactive App which gives visitors the chance to tour the 'Capturing the Shadows' exhibition using the museum's own iPads. The first temporary exhibition is 'Magnum on Set', displaying on set images from the prestigious Magnum Photos photography agency.

 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £190  26% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 2 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A | 5 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Hunterian Museum
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35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Sir John Soane's Museum
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13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
 
 
 
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Museum Of Freemasonry
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Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
Aimed at freemasons and non-freemasons alike, the Museum of Freemasonry provides the chances to learn all about freemasonry and its cultural richness. The museum is ... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden, Catherine Street, WC2B | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 19th September 2020
London Film Museum Covent Garden, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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London Film Museum Covent Garden, 404 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, join forces with master magicians Penn & Teller to conjure an evening of illusion and sleight of ...More
 
 
 
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Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Fortune Theatre
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Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as London Film Museum Covent Garden
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The Albion Emporium
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38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Primrose Bakery
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42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Byron
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33-35 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Boulevard Brasserie
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40 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
Set just 50 yards back from the Piazza, Boulevard Brasserie is one of the area's iconic fixtures. Serving great food since 1991, this grande dame of ... More
 
 
 
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PJ's Bar and Grill
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30 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Courtauld Institute of Art
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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The Sanctuary
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12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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h Club London
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24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Thai Square Spa
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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Philomena's Irish Bar
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40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Lamb & Flag
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33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Grays & Feather
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26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 1 minute from London Film Museum Covent Garden
Specialising in sparkling wines Grays & Feather offers an exploration, education and, most importantly, enjoyment - without breaking the bank - of fizz. From the rolling ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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The Parrot
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The Waldorf Hilton, WC2B | 2 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
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Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
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8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from London Film Museum Covent Garden
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The London Coliseum is transformed into 1962 Baltimore this spring when the Tony Award-winning production of Hairspray the Musical returns ...More

 
Life of Pi
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Wyndham's Theatre 6 minutes walk from London Film Museum Covent Garden

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Garrick Theatre 6 minutes walk from London Film Museum Covent Garden

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The Hippodrome 7 minutes walk from London Film Museum Covent Garden

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