This is my alphabetical catalog of famous and/or historically important churches in London.
ALL HALLOWS BY THE TOWER Oldest church in use in London, originally constructed around 675AD. Also contains museum and original Roman pavement.
ALL SOULS, LANGHAM PLACE Built in 1824 and the only church designed by John
BEVIS MARKS SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE Maintained to look as it
did when built in 1701 and the oldest synagogue, in use, on British soil.
BROMPTON ORATORY Constructed in 1896 in distinctively Italian style, a beautiful Roman Catholic church still in use.
CHELSEA OLD CHURCH A careful replica of the medieval church destroyed during WWII, containing many Tudor monuments.
CHRIST CHURCH, SPITALFIELDS Finest of Nicholas Hawksmoor's six London
churches, dating to 1729.
LONDON JAMME MASJID (MOSQUE) Originally a Huguenot Chapel in 1743, now
known as the Great London Mosque.
ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE GREAT Structure dates back to 1123 AD, with 13th century arch still standing. Workplace of Benjamin Franklin as a printer.
ST. BRIDE'S CHURCH Tallest Christopher Wren steeple, that became the inspiration for many wedding cakes. Steeple narrowly survived WWII bombing.
ST. CLEMENT DANES Originally built in the 9th century as a Danish church. Presently houses Book of Remembrance, listing names of US servicemen killed during WWII in Britain.
ST. ETHELDREDA'S ELY A 13th century church, becoming Roman catholic in 1872. Still serves as a legal place of sanctuary.
ST. GEORGE THE MARTYR Popularized by Charles Dickens as "Little Dorrit's" church. Features unique ornamental ceiling and cherubs.
ST. GEORGE'S (BLOOMSBURY) A Nicholas Hawksmoor design, completed in 1730.
Noted for rich gilded plasterwork and statue of George I atop the steeple.
ST. GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL Gothic revival Roman Catholic church (1848), with elegant interior, stained glass, and gilded altar.
ST. GILES CRIPPLEGATE One of the last remaining medieval churches in London and burial place of both John Milton and John Foxe.
ST. HELEN'S BISHOPGATE Shakespeare's place of worship, beautifully reconstructed following WWII bomb damage. Choir stalls date to 15th century.
ST. JAMES CHURCH (PICCADILLY) Severely damaged in WWII yet retains essential Christopher Wren features from 1684. Also noteworthy for interior wood carvings and 300 year old organ.
ST. JAMES GARLICKHYTHE Rebuilt in 1683 and known as "Wren's Lantern" because of his abundant use of natural lighting.
ST. MAGNUS THE MARTYR Christopher Wren design, built in 1676 atop foundation dating to 1100 AD. Impressive steeples and beautiful interior.
ST. MARGARET'S CHURCH Parish church of the House of Commons and burial place for Sir Walter Raleigh. Originally dating to 11th century, present church was built in 15th century.
ST. MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS Model for US colonial churches, built in 1726, in Trafalgar Square. Activities include concerts, a market, and a cafeteria.
ST. MARY ABCHURCH Christopher Wren design dating from 1686, largely unaltered. Interior features original Gibbons wood carvings.
ST. MARY-LE-BOW Church bells famously used as the BBC recognition symbol. The Archbishop of Canterbury's Court has met here since the 12th century.
ST. MARY LE STRAND Opened in 1725, now on an island in the middle of a thoroughfare. Multi-arched tower resembles a wedding cake.
ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL Rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666, this Christopher Wren masterpiece still dominates the London skyline, and its 360´ high dome is equally majestic whether viewed from the inside or out. St.Paul's has been the site of many famous ceremonies, including the marriage of Charles and Diana, and is also the burial place for numerous English heroes. Charge.
ST. MARY WOOLNOTH Completed in 1721 by Hawksmoor, the site has been used as a place of worship for over 2000 years. Unique modern day feature in that Tube stop lies directly beneath the floor.
ST. STEPHEN WALBROOK Unusual domed center ceiling characterizes Christopher Wren design dating to 1680.
SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL Medieval structure, located at the foot of London Bridge. Contains great number of historic memorials with modern Visitor's Center, guided tours, and free lunchtime concerts.
TEMPLE CHURCH Originally built by the Templars in 1185. Noted for its circular construction and lifesize Crusader effigies.
WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL Largest Roman Catholic church in England with unusually wide nave. Excellent view from the top of the bell tower.
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