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St. Michael Paternoster Royal Church

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Impressive stained glass

Church open, no one around. I was immediately struck by the four impressive stained glass windows... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Colin E
Historical church

The original building recorded as 1219 was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666 and badly damaged... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Church designed by Christopher Wren.
St. Michael Paternoster Royal College Hill, London EC4R 2RL, England
City of London
+44 20 3837 5200
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Church open, no one around. I was immediately struck by the four impressive stained glass windows. Impressive altar and organ. Basic pews, movable with a bit of effort, lightly varnished. Tiled floor. Well looked after. Church for the Mission to Seafarers.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Colin E
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The original building recorded as 1219 was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666 and badly damaged during the London Blitz in WWII. Rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, the present building was restored between 1966-1968. The interior has three stained glass windows by John Hayward...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

St Michael Paternoster Royal church’s original building (dating from the 13th century) was destroyed in the Great Fire of London (in 1666). The church was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, but then was severely damaged in 1944 by a V1 flying bomb. The current restoration...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

Down the hill from Cannon Street station this is "Dick Whittington's church" (he and his cat are immortalized in a stained glass window). The church has been restored by Whittington himself, by Wren after the Great Fire and again after WWII. A stunning church with...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We were touring the Gardens of The City with some friends and started at the Whittington Garden near to Cannon Street station. When we read that Dick Whittington was originally buried in the Church we naturally had to visit. The church has suffered a chequered...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a beautiful classic dating back to the 13th century. It was the parish church of Dick Whittington who was Lord Mayor of London and is famous in folklore with his cat. They are depicted in one of the stained glass windows. This is...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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