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St. Bride's

Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8AU, England (City of London)
020 7427 0133
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Ranked #162 of 1,081 attractions in London
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Hong Kong, China
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2,847 reviews 2,847 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

St. Bride's Church is Grade I listed building just off Fleet Street. It is one of Sir Christopher Wren's churches (1672) that has a particularly interesting history, it is also one of the more attractive small church visits that you can make in London. The St. Bride's Church occupies the sight of more ancient church grounds, which date back to... More

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

'The cathedral of Fleet Street' is a place for worship and a special place to refresh the soul. It is a church that has a special place in my heart as I have attended it all my life. To worship at St. Brides is a privilege and to enjoy the music from the choir is something that everyone should make... More

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Berea, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

St. Bride's Church is a lovely cathedral that I wanted to visit. There were pretty gardens with flowers in bloom - in April. It had meaning for me because my ancestors from the 1700's were married at St. Bride's Church. Obviously it's very old and it's pointed out when you ride the Hop-on Hop-off bus lines as an historical building.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Both from the outside and the inside, this church is worth seeing if you like vast and bright buildings. It seemed to glow, although whether that was due to natural or artificial lighting I couldn't say. The entrance is a bit hard to find but if you approach from Fleet Street and Bride Lane, be prepared for a beautiful hushed... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This church is fantastic inside and exudes history. Spend time in the crypt and you will see walls that go way back to Roman times. Christopher Wren churches are beautiful inside and the walls are filled with interesting markers for graves of the rich and remembered souls. Beautiful alter with wood carving around the top with gold inlay on the... More

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West Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

It was my last day in London. Staying at Club QUARTERS next to St Pauls on Ludgate hill road I woke and was out the door early. Went right across the street to Ludgate Square. The square is filled with charming restaurants and shops. Stopped at a lovely restaurant had a Full English Breakfast. Wonderful. With a full belly, I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

During the summer parishioners of St Brides take tours (£6) at 3.00 in the afternoon of the church. It was a fascinating tour much more interesting and diverse than we anticipated.The church is beautiful itself also. We got a great insight into the press and its connections with the church. The remembrance area for journalists kidnapped and also killed in... More

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Parkgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

A hot Friday afternoon in London became a welcome treat as I walked into St Bride's and forgot about crowds and noise. Serene and exquisite, St Bride's is a treasure, unspoiled by time. Plaques record famous names of writers, a tribute to our rich literary heritage In the crypt, one can see the site's Roman beginnings, plus follow the development... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I'm a Londoner and I stumbled across St Bride's on a walk with a friend of mine. Both of us are history geeks - she's into 18th Century and I'm into 17th Century and there was plenty to please both of us. Milton used to live here, and Pepys. There is a very enthusiastic, friendly guide and you can go... More

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is a lovely church, easily accessible just off Fleet Street. We visited early in the morning shortly after its opening time, so we had it to ourselves. There are some wonderful carved wood features throughout. The space was light filled and it afforded an impressive vista down the attractive church nave. The ceiling is highly decorative with lots of... More

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