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St. Alfege's

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Address: London, England
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Built on the site of where St. Alfege, Archbishop of Canterbury, met his...

Built on the site of where St. Alfege, Archbishop of Canterbury, met his death in 1012, this building served as the royal church in Tudor times when the court was based in Greenwich.

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First Hawksmoor, heaps of history

Alfege was an 11 C Archbishop of Canterbury bashed to death by drunken Danes, ensuring his canonization and enshrining his memory in this lovely Nicholas Hawksmoor church in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Randwick, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Situated in the centre of Greenwich St Alfege’s is an 18th Century church with its roots going back to the 12th Century. It was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, a pupil of Sir Christopher Wren, and features an interior upper gallery. Its most notable feature is it’s the burial place of Major General James Wolfe, the victor at Quebec which lead... More 

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Randwick, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Alfege was an 11 C Archbishop of Canterbury bashed to death by drunken Danes, ensuring his canonization and enshrining his memory in this lovely Nicholas Hawksmoor church in the middle of Greenwich. As with any visit to Greenwich the best transport is up the river from the many piers in Westminster and the City of London. The second church, built... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Situated in a main part of Greenwich, so easy access. There was a choir rehearsing when i visited, so i had the added bonus of a free concert. The church is Lovely so if you fancy a little respite whilst visitng Greenwich call in for a rest and look around..

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a delightful church by Hawksmoor that has the benefit of being both in the centre of Greenwich near the other main attractions and to be strongly associated with the English Composer Thomas Tallis. Tallis worked in a previous building on this site and is buried in the crypt. The church has a good acoustic and is well equipped... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

This church as one of Nicholas Hawskmoor's six or so London masterpieces, his crowning glory being, in my opinion, Christ Church, Spitalfields, is well worth a visit in its own right. The interior is in a good state of repair spotlights now imbedded in the ceiling beneath the large circular dome and what looks like trompe l'oeil paintwork around the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I liked this place from the first moment I saw it. It stands out like a beacon in the middle of this thriving community. It has one of the most beautiful frontages I have seen - and I took lots of photographs of it.

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