Paul  

 
 
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29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED
 
 
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Mon to Fri 7:30 - 21:00, Sat & Sun 9:00 - 20:00
 

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PaulBranches of this cool French cafe abound across the Channel, but this was the first one to open in London. Paul serves epic eclairs, excellent coffee and a fantastic array of tarts, cakes and pastries as well as serious sandwiches in elegant surroundings. With a selection of crepes and petit fours to sate every possible sugar-craving, Paul provides a taste of Paris in the heart of Covent Garden. The dark chocolate tart is pure, decadent bliss.

Take away available, plus a selection of breads and gateaux to buy. The preferred lunchtime destination of LondonTown.com staff...

 

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
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Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £189  30% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Paul
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  23% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Paul
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  25% off
The Strand, WC2N | 4 minutes from Paul
Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Muffinski's
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
5 King Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
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Patisserie Valerie
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
15 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E9HE | 1 minute from Paul
There are Valeries all over London these days and quite right too because they serve some of the best pastries in the capital alongside a tempting ... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
29 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Paul
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Le Restaurant de Paul
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Paul
Popular French bakery chain Paul has branched out with its very first all-day dining brasserie and they've made the leap on the site of their flagship ... More
 
 
 
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Clos Maggiore
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
33 King Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
This independent culinary gem in the vicinity of Covent Garden’s chain-filled streets provides an endearing glimpse of rural southern France. A cosy, indoor courtyard is festooned ... More
 
 
 
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Joe's Southern Table and Bar
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
34 King Street, Covent Garden, , Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
From 4th July 2013, a significant date in any American diary, Navajo Joe in Covent Garden - a long-standing American restaurant in London which had occupied ... More
 
 
 
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Paul, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Paul
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 29th September 2018
Paul, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from Paul
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
Paul, Catherine Street, WC2B | 4 minutes from Paul
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Paul
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Paul
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde fare. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Paul
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Paul
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London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Paul
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Paul
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Jones
London > Shopping > Menswear
13 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
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The Sanctuary
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Paul
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 3 minutes from Paul
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Paul
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Paul
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Adventure Bar, Covent Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Paul
A former wine cellar, the Adventure Bar in Covent Garden is a subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, food, tunes and parties. ... More
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Paul
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Paul
Set behind the facade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Paul
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Paul
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London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Paul
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Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

Adelphi Theatre 2 minutes walk from Paul

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Lady Windermere's Fan
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Theatre | Until 7th April 2018 

Vaudeville Theatre 2 minutes walk from Paul

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English National Opera: Iolanthe
Concerts | Until 7th April 2018 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from Paul

English National Opera artistic director Daniel Kramer has called on Cal McCrystal (a clown choreographer for Cirque du Soleil and ...More

English National Opera: Satyagraha
Concerts | Until 27th February 2018 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from Paul

Phelim McDermott directs Phillip Glass's prayerful Satyagraha, a tale based on the early life of Mahatma Gandhi and his spiritual ...More

Girl From the North Country
Girl From the North Country
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

Noel Coward Theatre 2 minutes walk from Paul

The very tail end of 2017 sees a West End transfer for Bob Dylan's and Conor McPherson's Girl From the ...More

 
All Or Nothing - The Mod Musical
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Theatre | Until 11th March 2018 

Arts Theatre 3 minutes walk from Paul

Based on the story of Small Faces, one of the most acclaimed mod groups, All or Nothing - The Mod ...More

 
Mary Stuart
Mary Stuart
Theatre | Until 31st March 2018 

Duke of York's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Paul

Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams trade the central roles of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, deciding who gets which part ...More

 
Royal Opera: Tosca
Royal Opera: Tosca
Concerts | Until 3rd March 2018 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from Paul

Dan Ettinger and Placido Domingo conduct three casts led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Angela Gheorghiu and Martina Serafin in Puccini's emotionally ...More

 
Royal Opera: Carmen
Concerts | Until 16th March 2018 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from Paul

Australian director Barrie Kosky - "a maverick whose successes include a radical staging of Handel's oratorio Saul at Glyndebourne" (Telegraph) ...More

Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
Dance | Until 11th May 2018 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from Paul

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