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St Martin-in-the-Fields

Closes in 23 min: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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St Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark. Its fine Georgian architecture and prominent location place it at the heart of the nation. Its work has valued historic tradition, but St Martin’s has always been innovative in response to changing needs. From...more
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| Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice small church near Trafalgar Square. Always worth stopping in. Often free concerts around lunch time and many evening concerts too. Church is very pretty from outside but inside a little plain in my opinion. I have been to many evening concerts here and it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank petem146
Reviewed 6 days ago

This historic church is well known for its architecture, its excellent musical presentations and its good work in the community. We've been to candlelight concerts previously but found ourselves here at midday. After enjoying a hearty meal seated among the headstones and markers, we walked...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank travelingthruhistory
Reviewed 6 days ago

Famous 18th Century church in Trafalgar Square with very recognisable exterior which has been copied throughout the world. The bells ring every Sunday.These are not the original bells. If you ever go to Perth, Western Australia go to the Swan Bells and you can ring...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ianmT2528XV
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Crypt cafe is brilliant. Cheap, but excellent food and a great place to meet friends for a catch up. No one rushes you and you can have just coffee or a meal and take as much time as you want. It’s also ideal, of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CYP701
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at Trafalgar Square. Very beautiful exterior (especially at night) but kind of simple inside. We lucked out and got to hear a rehearsal for that night's Bach Magnificant concert. The singers and musicians were wonderful -- the acoustics were awesome. If we didn't already...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Wesley C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in on a wet Monday morning in April. Was pleasantly surprised by its simplicity. A man was tuning the piano so I could hear the acoustics were good. One or two folks asleep in the pews by the walls but no trouble.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In this church near Trafalgar square you can find a home of hospitality, enjoy its baroque architecture and sometimes listening to classical music.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mrzapelli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second visit to the Cafe in the Crypt. The first was for a light lunch which we very much enjoyed, but when we returned later for a cream tea we were disappointed. However we thought we would try again and went to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Roggo46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite places to visit when I'm in London. The church itself is beautiful and the atmosphere is peaceful. But, for music lovers there are always concerts happening here. Some are FREE afternoon concerns and some are ticket purchased concerts in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank StephanieT2433
StMartinsLondon, Manager at St Martin-in-the-Fields, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Stephanie, Thank you for your review of our concert series at St Martin's and for your lovely comments. As you say, we have concerts on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 1pm - these concerts are free of charge and do not require booking. You...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most modest church i saw in London and serves all of different faithes. A lovely restaurant under the church.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Sherpa47476519858
January 27, 2019|
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Response from StMartinsLondon | Property representative |
Hi Sherpa474, Whilst it isn't cold inside St Martin-in-the-Fields, the weather in London itself is currently quite chilly! We recommend light layers when visiting. I hope this helps!
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JenniferS9561
January 18, 2017|
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Response from Barbara A | Reviewed this property |
When you click on "book tickets", a rough seating plan will come up. Then look for a box that says something about a detailed seating plan. Click it. The same rough plan will appear, however if you click on the area of... More
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JenniferS9561
January 18, 2017|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
No seating plan as far as I saw: first come, first served. So I agree with David F. Note that the voluntary donation is best given at the end of the concert on the way out - not at the beginning otherwise you can get a... More
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