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August 15th, 2012

Things you may not know about Covent Garden #73: the home of The Muffin Man

Things you may not know about Covent Garden #73: the home of The Muffin Man

Do you know the Muffin Man? The Muffin Man? The Muffin Man. Do you know the Muffin Man, who lives on Drury Lane?”

Yes, I know the Muffin Man (the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man…) – or at least, I know where he lives.

Drury Lane is a famous street that serves as the eastern border for Covent Garden, the area in which Prompt has located its new London offices. It stretches from Aldwych to Holborn, and has evolved over the centuries from one of the worst slums in the capital, to the star-studded centre of the city’s theatre district.

As well as the address of the Muffin Man, Drury Lane is also home to the New London Theatre, and perhaps most famously, The Theatre Royal. The building you’ll see today, as you wander down Drury Lane to visit us here at Prompt (maybe with muffins?) is in fact the fourth Theatre Royal, built in 1812. It has since witnessed performances ranging from Ivor Novello to Monty Python, and is now entirely owned by darling of the West End musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Which brings us back to the Muffin Man. If you had only ever heard of Drury Lane thanks to that old nursery rhyme, and are now excited at the thought of it being a real place, then why not come and talk to us about your business. In return, maybe we’ll take you to meet someone special – after all, Baron Lloyd Webber is currently staging ‘Shrek, The Musical’ at the Theatre Royal, starring the Muffin Man himself, along with his much-loved gingerbread creation.

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