City of London Churches, London

City of London Churches, London

London can proudly boast of having an awe-inspiring collection of churches. Here, you will find every style and type. The religious buildings have been a magnet for people ever since the Vikings started striking terror into the city in the 790s. Take this tour to discover most significant religious sites in the City of London.
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Guide Name: City of London Churches
Guide Location: England » London (See other walking tours in London)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Author: clare
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St. Mary Woolnoth

1) St. Mary Woolnoth

On the corner of Lombard Street and King William Street you will find the church of St Mary Woolnoth, one of the few churches in London that has no crypt; instead, under the building is the Bank Tube Station.

The site on which today’s church stands is a very ancient Roman and pagan place of worship. The Christian church was built in the 12th century. The full name was St Mary Woolnoth of the Nativity; it is supposed that Woolnoth was the name of a 12th century merchant benefactor. The...   view more
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St. Stephen Walbrook

2) St. Stephen Walbrook

You really should take time to visit St Stephen Walbrook Church situated next to the Mansion House (the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London).

The Walbrook is a small river running from the City Wall into the River Thames – hence its name. In the 7th century a Saxon church stood on the west side of the brook. It was demolished and rebuilt in 1439 on the east side. This church was destroyed in the Great Fire in 1666 and Sir Christopher Wren was commissioned to build the new one.

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St. James Garlickhythe

3) St. James Garlickhythe

After the Great Fire of London in 1666, Sir Christopher Wren spent the rest of his life designing churches to replace those that had been destroyed in the disaster. In all, he rebuilt over 50 churches and one of these was St James Garlickhythe which you will find in the Vintry Ward, near Mansion House tube station.

The church comes by its strange name due to its proximity to the unloading area of French ships bringing wine and garlic to the city. “Hythe” is a Saxon word for dock or...   view more
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St. Mary-le-Bow

4) St. Mary-le-Bow

Tradition dictates that a Londoner isn’t a true Cockney unless he is born within earshot of the bells of St Mary le Bow.

This historical church features in the famous nursery rhyme “Oranges and Lemons”, as the “Great bell of Bow”. According to legend, it was the sound of the bells of this church that persuaded Dick Wittington to “Turn again Wittington, Lord Mayor of London”, when he was leaving the city after being mistreated by the head butler in his master’s house.

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St. Paul's Cathedral

5) St. Paul's Cathedral (must see)

Ludgate Hill, one of three ancient hills in London, has been the site of a place of worship since 604 AD. The present building on the hill is St Paul’s Cathedral, and it is quite rightly the most famous of London’s landmarks and the most visited cathedral in the world, after St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Between 604 and the Great Fire of 1666, there had been several churches on the hill, and after the last one was destroyed in the Great Fire, Sir Christopher Wren was commissioned to...   view more
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St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe

6) St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe

A church called St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe arouses everyone’s curiosity, and you shouldn’t miss visiting this lovely 17th century church, which is to be found on St Andrew’s Hill.

The original church was founded in the late 12th century and was once part of Baynard’s Castle, a royal residence for many centuries. The church came by the Wardrobe part of its name in 1361 when King Edward III moved his Royal Wardrobe from the Tower of London to a storeroom to the North of the church.

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St. Bride's

7) St. Bride's

It would be a real shame if you left London without seeing St Bride’s Church, which is closely related to the printing presses of the daily nationals in Fleet Street.

The original church dates back to the 6th or 7th century and was built just after the conversion of the Saxons to Christianity. Dedicated to St Bridget of Ireland, it’s possible that the first building was erected by Celtic monks. Only the foundations remain of this early church, which was replaced by a Norman place of...   view more
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Temple Church

8) Temple Church

While you are in London, don’t miss visiting the Temple Church located between Fleet Street and the River Thames. It is one of the last Norman churches in England and it features in the film “The Da Vinci Code”.

The church was built in 1185 by the Knights Templar as part of a monastic complex that included living areas, military training facilities and exercise and leisure areas for the Brothers and the novices.

The nave is circular and called “The Round”. It has five...   view more
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