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A Bit of Tudor History

I had several reasons for visiting Chelsea. The most compelling was to view Chelsea Old Church... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Dan M
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Spokane, Washington
Behind A Relatively Simple Exterior

Behind the brick exterior lies a treasure trove of monuments and plaques covering fascinating... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
bsandrs
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

I had several reasons for visiting Chelsea. The most compelling was to view Chelsea Old Church for its relevance to Tudor history. Once again, England should be congratulated on preserving their landmarks. This church was almost obliterated in the German bombing of 1941. Little remained...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Behind the brick exterior lies a treasure trove of monuments and plaques covering fascinating periods of British history. It is one of those strange buildings where, as you enter the door, the interior seems bigger than the outside. Parts were bombed in the Second World...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Also known as All Saints, this is an Anglican Church located on Old Church Street, Chelsea, near Albert Bridge. It dates back to 1157 when it was the parish church for Chelsea. This historical church claims to have the most impressive array of monuments outside...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Fascinating place to visit on Cheyne Walk for those with an interest in Tudor history and Thomas More in particular. The More Chapel on the south side was constructed by him in 1528. A family tomb he had constructed is here and the plaque is...More

Thank brixtontrev
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Stumbled upon this church on a walk around Chelsea and was lucky enough to find it open. Although some of it dates back to 1157 it was greatly damaged during the Second World War and extensively rebuild but there are amazing artefacts on the inside...More

Thank Stephen51
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Fascinating interior, full of stories and a potted history of London. A must see London sight especially if you have an interest in the Tudor period. The gardens next door are lovely in the Spring.

Thank KAW687
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Please not that the map on this site is incorrect- the church is on this street but right by the Thames. By the time I'd walked down to it I only had a short time there but what I saw was great. I'll go again...More

Thank moot
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is the oldest church in Chelsea and the street it is on is named after it. It is at the end of Chelsea Embankment Gardens near Albert Bridge. It was once the private chapel of Sir Thomas More and there is a statue of...More

Thank PandyPandora
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

We live around the corner and decided to baptise our little boy there, so we did on the 6th March 2016. The event was a pure delight. David the vicar is full or life and a great honour to be acquainted. Rosemary helped a lot...More

Thank Irina_Kuzina
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Chelsea Old Church is another beautiful church n London. Reported to have been a church on this location since the 1100's, this is a really old and treasured part of history. Also known as All Saints Church - it is definitely worth a visit!

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