St Giles-in-the-Fields Church

St Giles-in-the-Fields Church

St Giles-in-the-Fields Church
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9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
The area
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Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


How to get there
  • Tottenham Court Road • 3 min walk
  • Covent Garden • 5 min walk
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Camellia
48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
The Cassidy Rose Connection is linked to the Phoenix Theatre 🎭 and David Cassidy’s Original Memorial Commemorative Plaque that is above the Stage Door. As one of the organisers of the plaque on 21/09/2018. It was here that the David Cassidy Rose was announced at the Phoenix Theatre.
This lead to St Giles in the Fields Memorial Book signing that was arranged for fans to sign in his memory on the first anniversary of his passing. That first anniversary I signed that book in memory of David.
The connection with the Phoenix Garden is our David Cassidy Memorial Plaque on their wishing wall engraved with the line from Blood Brothers “ Tell Me it’s not True”
Two Cassidy Roses a yellow hybrid Tea rose named “I think I love you” after Davids first hit record. A red Floribunda remembrance rose named
“King of Hearts” after David and was the tagline on the commemorative plaque at the Phoenix Theatre 🎭 were donated to the garden along with Blue Forget- Me-Nots that are planted there in his memory.
Written June 24, 2022
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This church had very humble beginnings in 1101, as a lepers hospital in the meadows. Queen Matilda built a small hospital chapel. It got named after Saint Giles, the hermit. During the Reformation it got converted to a parish church of the village that had sprouted around it. By the 17th century this area became affluent and the rich residents wanted a better church, so they contributed for it. By the 18th century this church was demolished because of its poor condition. The present building, which is a sold structure of Portland stone, was constructed in 1734. The Great Plague of 1665 originated from here and many of its victims are buried in the churchyard. A few years back it was nicknamed the poets church. You can find this historic Palladian church on High Street in London hidden among the congestion of the buildings around it.
Written July 7, 2023
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Brian T
London, UK6,782 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo

London abounds in historic and ancient churches. Each one has its own story, its own curiosities, its own identity. And whilst many of them do not have do not have the grandeur or the ‘tourist status’ that the likes of Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral, or St Mary-Le-Bow have, do not hesitate to pop into some of these more local and lesser-known places of worship. You’ll learn a lot, not just about the history of the church, but about the history of the area it serves.

St Giles-in-the-Fields Church is early 18th century, and was built in Palladian style. Its churchyard was a burial ground for many victims of the Great Plague, and in the 18th and 19th centuries it was a haven in an area well noted for poverty, squalor, crime and prostitution. It’s known as the Poets’ Church, as some notable poets have memorials in the church, and John Milton’s daughter was baptised here.

The church is quite plain, and you’ll notice the absence of stained glass on the side windows. These were lost when the church suffered damage during World War II. It’s a peaceful haven, and open daily, for visits, prayers, reflections and service attendance. The church also has a free Friday lunchtime concert schedule, with a variety of classical performances throughout the year. Every Thursday there’s a small international food market in the churchyard, with six or seven food stalks serving international fare to local workers. There’s also seating in the churchyard, under trees, for a picnic if you’re so inclined when the weather is good.

It may not be one of London’s most prestigious religious attractions, but it’s worth a visit if you’re poking around the eastern part of Oxford Street, or nearby ‘Tin Pan Alley’ (Denmark Street - London’s ‘music’ street). It’s a short walk from Tottenham Court Road, and has accessibility for the mobility impaired.
Written October 26, 2019
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mike j
London, UK266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
what a great setting for a concert, more churches should be doing this, three acts for a tenner. ted Harris was first up ( I think that was his name) solo acoustic and his own songs , one word great. next up Steven garret and chums ,( one on violin and one on cello) again own songs and a great performance, now for the main act, the lake poets , Marty came out first and did three songs on his own, then brought the rest of the band out expect the drummer , they played for just under 90 mins, no gimmicks here , just real live music and his own songs, a real talent , all three acts would never get on the crap factor , because Simon Cowell doesn't have a clue about real talent , he is only interested the fast buck. A fantastic night of real music. many thanks guys. Keep the faith and keep going,
Written November 30, 2015
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Ibadanboy
Nairobi, Kenya6,153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
St Giles in the Fields church is another lovely church in London. Located in Central London - near Tottenham Court Road tube station, the present structure was originally built in the 1700's. It is an Anglican church. Records indicate that there have been churches on the site since the 1100's. The church has a huge amount of history connected to it and the pipe organs are of particular interest.
Written October 31, 2015
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RioWildct
London, UK149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
Forget about all other reviews written here previously, I have to tell you something, this church in the heart of London has a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, you don't need to be a believer to come in, should you just wanna read a book, watch some minutes of silence, pop in, this magical place will do you just that.
I was lucky enough to visit this church which was erected in 1733 in one of my walks through London, although living here, I am fascinated by just walking by and discovering new places!
The church choir was practicing for Christmas carols, it just transported me to my childhood.
Please if you are around central London, this place is a must go.
Written October 28, 2014
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Cudds
Holyhead, UK6,069 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
We popped in today to say a small prayer and to fill out the visitor book , there is so much history in the church is quite overwhelming .
We had a walk around and payed our respects to our sadly missed loved ones .
RIP xxxxxx
Written August 19, 2014
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IAN D
Wigan, UK19,699 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
The origins date back to 1100, but the current building dates back to the seventeenth century. Pleasant interior but much better in London
Written February 14, 2020
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Janis O
Canvey Island, UK753 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Yesterday 2/4 my sister and I went to see Oliver at St Giles-in-the-Fields church. This church is tucked away surrounded by old and modern buildings. It's lovely inside and a complete change to see a musical here. The production of Oliver was amazing in the church. They managed use all parts of the church to entertain the audience. All the members of the cast were great and voice of Gina Townend who played Nancy was incredible.

If you get the chance check the website for future productions. We plan to return.
Written April 3, 2016
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA6,660 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Nice little church rebuilt in the 1700’s after the original structure was destroyed.

Supposedly, this is where the Great Plague was started.

Many other more grand churches to see.
Written January 3, 2024
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