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St. Mary Abchurch

Off Cannon Street / King William Street Abchurch Yard, London EC4N 7BA, England
+44 20 7626 4481
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This church was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666 and rebuilt by Christopher Wren from 1681 to 1687, with its landmark tower four stories high, rising to 51 feet.
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Off Cannon Street / King William Street Abchurch Yard, London EC4N 7BA, England
City of London
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

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

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

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

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

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

1  Thank Abbotsbury92
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

A wren church opposite some nice restaurants...the plain exteriors serve as a complete contrast to the interiors and the dome. Loved it.

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

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

1  Thank raoulhood
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

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

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Reviewed 13 September 2015

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

2  Thank Superhoopsa1882
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“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
...More
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