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This church has a dome by Wren and is almost square. The dome was painted in 1708 and has the Hebrew work for God at its centre. There is no stained glass but there is carving by Grinling Gibbons which is apparently the only confirmed...More
Surrounded by office buildings, little natural light comes through the windows, couple that with the mainly dark wooden décor of the church means that St Mary’s is a church that underwhelms at first. I was lucky enough to visit when an organ recital was taking...More
Not just another of the many churches of the city of London, this Wren rebuild after the fire is an amazing revelation. The use of light in the small building is a wonderful example of the craftman's skill, and the painted dome ceiling is of...More
Tucked down St Swithin's , this is an lovely building little changed since being rebuilt by Wren after the Great Fire of London. Lovely painted domed ceiling and a superb Grinling Gibbons carving on the altar. It is like stepping back in time when entering...More
This is a lovely little Christopher Wren church. The dome has a beautiful fresco. The dark wood pulpit has an oversized top. The best part, in my opinion, is the sumptuously-carved reredos (the screen above the altar), which is one of Grinling Gibbons' documented works....More
As usual outside the church shortly but instead says, once entered, it appears in all its grandeur.
It has a red brick exterior with stone dressings.
It dates back to the twelfth century (it is mentioned 1198-1199) [and they dedicated to the Mary. The additional...More
On the very narrow Abchurch Lane between Cannon Street and King William Street, this is one of the 51 churches built by Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of 1666 devastated almost all of the square mile of the City of London, destroying the previous...More
This is yet another of the great churches in the City of London designed by Sir Christopher Wren to replace those that burnt in the Great Fire of 1666 and which most people do not even realise exist. It is located near Cannon Street Railway...More
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City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.