Churches in the City of London area

For St Paul's Cathedral see St Paul's, City of London

All Hallows Barking by the Tower

The oldest church in the City area. Rebuilt in 1958 after severe damage in WWII. Parts of its original 675 AD Anglo-Saxon structure still survive. The Crypt contains a museum displaying historic Roman and Saxon artifacts and ancient documents.

Free guided tours most weekdays from 2pm to 4pm Website

City Temple

English Free Church, founded in 1874 and rebuilt in 1958 after severe WWII bomb damage.

St Andrew, Holborn

Built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1687. Restored after WWII bomb damage.

St Bartholomew the Great

Established 1123.

St Benet's Welsh Church

Built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1677.

St Botolph's Church, Aldersgate

Current construction by Nathaniel Wright 1788.

St Botolph's Church, Aldgate

Built in 1744 on the site of a much older chapel.

St Botolph without Bishopsgate

Rebuilt circa 1725. Noted stain glass windows.

St Bride's Church

Built by Wren in 1703. 226 ft high spire.

St Dunstan in the West

Unusual octagonal church, built circa 1829 in a gothic-revival style.

St Etheldreda's Church

Rebuilt in 1793, on the site of a much older chapel.

St Helen's Church

Contains more monuments than most other churches in the City. Interesting memorial window to William Shakespeare.

St Margaret Pattens


St Mary-le-Bow Church

Made famous by its Bow Bells. Much restored after heavy WWII bombing but still retains some Saxon and Norman structures.

Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue

Built in 1701 with dual tier windows.

Temple Church

Round church, built in 1185. A monument to the Knights Templar.

Churches in Greenwich

St Alfege with St Peter Church

Built by Nicolas Hawksmoor on the site if a much older chapel.

Churches in Southwark

For Southwark Cathedral see Southwark.

St Mary's Church

Brick built church of 1710. Located on the site of much an earlier medieval chapel.

St Nicholas's Church

17th century church, located on the site of a much earlier Saxon church.

St Paul's Church, Deptford

Designed by Thomas Archer, circa 1712-30.

Churches in Tower Hamlets (Docklands)

All Saints Church

19th century church designed by Charles Hollis. Built of Portland stone. Restored in 1950s following WWII damage.

St Anne's Church

Early 18th century church designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor.

St Dunstan and All Saints Church

Built in the 10th century by St Dunstan on the site of an earlier Saxon building.

St George-in-the-East Church

Built by Nicholas Hawksmoor's in 1711. Tall 160 ft tower. Restored in 1960s following its destruction in WWII.

St Matthias's Church

One of the oldest buildings in the Docklands, circa 1654.

St Paul's Church, Shadwell

Built in 1819-20, on the site of a 17th century chapel.

St Peter's Church

Established in 1856 but never fully finished.

Churches in Kensington and Chelsea

All Saints Church

Built in the 1840s.

Brompton Cemetery

Mid-19th century chapel.

Brompton Oratory

Late 19th century Roman Catholic church, designed by Herbert Gribble.

Chelsea Old Church

Norman church, rebuilt in the 1950s after severe WWII damage. The tomb of Sir Thomas More can be found here. More lived at Chelsea in the days when it was a village, just up river from London town, and this was his parish church.

Holy Trinity Church

Built by John Dando Sedding in 1890.

St Luke, Chelsea

Neo-Gothic design by John Savage circa 1819.

St Mary Abbots

19th century church with an impressive 280 ft spire. On the site of an earlier 11th-c chapel.


Churches in London's West End

All Saints Church

19th century Gothic-revival design by William Butterfield, with a 227 ft spire.

All Souls Church

Designed by John Nash, circa 1822.

Queen's Chapel

Built by Inigo Jones for the Infanta of Spain.

St Clement Danes

Originally built by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th-century and restored circa 1941.

St George's Bloomsbury Church

Built by Nicholas Hawksmoor in 18th century.

St Giles-in-the-Fields

Established in 12th century.

St James's Church

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1676.

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Designed by James Gibbs circa 1722.

St Marylebone Parish Church

Built in 1817.

St Paul's Church

Built in the 17th century by Inigo Jones.

Churches in London Westminster

For details of Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey see Westminster.

Guards' Chapel

Built in 1963 on the site of an earlier chapel destroyed in WWII.

St John's Church, Smith Square

Early 18th century chapel.

St Margaret's Church

Parish church for the House of Commons. Built around 1486-1523.

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