St Andrews Undershaft

St Andrews Undershaft, London

St Andrews Undershaft
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Neighborhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • Aldgate • 5 min walk
  • Liverpool St • 6 min walk
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,977 contributions
Remains a great little church
Aug 2021 • Solo
Having been out of london for Covid it’s refreshing to see the beautiful old churches are still is such great condition. Opposite Lloyd’s of London.
Written August 19, 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,977 contributions
Beautiful building
Apr 2019 • Solo
Tiny little church that you would walk past opposite the Lloyds building. Excellent condition. Nice to see.
Written April 16, 2019
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sheepygold
london4,810 contributions
Used as offices?
Aug 2018 • Solo
There were people inside this church but not in prayer - they were very much at work around desks. It looks like this church s used at least for part of the time as an office. There were no indications on if / when services are ever held here.
Written August 30, 2018
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Andrew
St. Albans, UK6,222 contributions
A church that survived both the Great Fire of London and the Blitz
Apr 2016 • Solo
St Andrews undershaft church (part of St Helen Bishopsgate) is currently surrounded by skyscrapers being built (including “1 Undershaft” that will equal the Shard in height – this being the maximum height Civil Aviation Authority will allow buildings). Alongside the church (until May 2016) is a scripture of a disabled child with a collection box (by Damien Hirst).

The present building was constructed in 1532 but a church has existed on the site since the 12th century. The church has the rare claim to fame as managing to survive both the Great Fire of London (in 1666) and the Blitz (during WW2).
Across the road from the church is a nice open square, giving some relief from all of the tall buildings and offering good views of the church.

The church did not seem to be open when I visited, but this whole area of London (which includes Leadenhall Market and the Gherkin) is well worth a visit.
Written April 25, 2016
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