Flower Cellars

“Coffee Shop in the heart of Covent Garden, London Film Museum”Flower Cellars

Located in the far corner of the London Film Museum, Covent Garden, lives a huge coffee shop. The vast space is well laid out with plenty of places to sit. The classic brown sofa and large storage chests (Used as a table in this case) are brought to life with emerald cushions and vintage style board games. There are also the typical sort of chairs and table you’d expect to see, they also fit in well with the decor.

I haven’t tried their coffee however their tea section is good, combined with the location, environment and friendliness of staff  I would say this is a lovely place to be if you  are in the Covent Garden area.

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I have been twice and on both occasion ordered the jasmine green tea. It’s lovely, though it can get quite bitter if you leave it too long…

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The entrance to Flower Cellars

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Amusements and board games for the visitors…

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Super comfy and spacious layout.

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London Film Museum

What is the London Film Museum?

‘The London Film Museum is the only film museum of its kind in Great Britain, supporting the Film Industry and the talent within it. We are self supporting, reinvesting back into the museum and within the community, creating a number of local area initiatives that also form an important part of the school curriculum.’ – London Film Museum

Opening in April 2012 the London Film Museum, Covent Garden, is located where the old Covent Gardern flower cellars used to be. It houses a huge collection ranging from props and filming devices (from as early as the early twentieth century), as well as films and photographs.

Sections are devoted to different aspects of filming in london such as the London working class, the royal family and the war. There is also a section, CAPTURING THE SHADOWS, which looks at how images were captured before film as we know it existed. It looks at shadow theatre, the optical lantern, photography, and kinetic animation – these all helped establish an aspect to cinematography as the nineteenth century gave way to the twentieth.

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I walked past this museum a few times on my way to Covent Garden and thought nothing of it. However on Easter Monday I decided that it might be worth a visit – And it was.

The space which they have is amazing – I fell in love with it automatically. The vastness of the cellars are useful as the wall are used to show old films on and large displays of equipment and display cabinets fit in the room without consuming a large amount of space or looking as if there isn’t enough on display.

The subjects they presented are not heavy or covered at a superficial level so the information that is given is just the right amount. My favourite part was the literature section where they had the orignal props used by Jeremy Brett for his role as Sherlock Holmes for ITV Granada’s adoption of Sherlock Holmes.

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