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St Bride's

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Just down the road from majestic St Paul's Cathedral is another of Sir Christopher Wren's creations, the little known church of St Bride's, also called "The Journalists' Church." Tucked away in a busy corner of Fleet Street, it is easy to miss, but...more
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18 Fleet Street | Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AA, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fleet street was once the home of all of the London papers. The many pubs and restaurants were kept in business by the many journalists who worked on the street. This church, tucked away down a lane off Fleet street, was their place of worship...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lawrence T
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Hidden away just a few steps from bustling Fleet Street, this church has a huge amount of history to explore. It's the 7th church on the site with the original dating back to Saxon times. The current building was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Walking back from a visit to St. Paul's, we noticed this church just a few steps off Fleet Street and stepped in. I had never heard of a church honoring members of the press, but that is the mission of this quaint place. The pews...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank AggieJoe79
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Fleet Street was full of people rushing about in the heat, but 12 steps away was this lovely church. Peaceful and cool. But even more impressive was the crypt, only discovered after a wartime bomb hit the church. Down in the crypt were remains of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Y6198XDpaulh
Reviewed June 26, 2018

All right, I'll admit it. I attended Sunday worship here in October 2017, but I desired principally to hear the music. I wasn't disappointed, as the professional choir was superlative. It was a beautiful Eucharist service. Having given that well-deserved praise, I shall make a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed June 17, 2018

I came across this by accident as I wandered London's backstreets. I was surprised to find it open - many no longer are except during services. I learned lots here: that it's also know as the Printers' Cathedral or the Journalists' Church; that people have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed May 9, 2018

We stopped into this Sir Christopher Wren church for a lunchtime concert and were glad we did. The church is beautiful and full of history. The acoustics are fabulous so try to visit for a concert or a service. After the 45 minute concert of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Irish_Harry
Reviewed February 17, 2018

A Wren church, reconstructed after 1940s bomb damage, which accounts for the fact that it's so clean (the stonework inside) and gives such a feeling of light. It helps that there aren't any towers overshadowing the south side. Then downstairs there's a brief history of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

You could quite easily miss the entrance if not careful and that would be a shame. Another church designed by Wren which is quite light inside owing to fact it as no stained glass windows. Lovely alter area and grand roof. Church as a crypt...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed January 13, 2018

A simple, light and airy church tucked away in Fleet Street. Known as the journalists church. Every pew is commemorated to a journalist or institution. Journalists who have been killed or taken hostage, and still missing are remembered and their images and bios displayed. A...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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