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Church of St. Bartholomew the Great

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to spend time walking around slowly and scanning in every direction to appreciate the beauty and majesty of this church. Everywhere I looked i could see something of interest, the pews that face each other instead of being all facing eastwards, the atmospheric...More

Thank geoff_grayton
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Visiting Smithfield Market at the weekend, I came across this wonderful church: the Priory Church of St. Bartholomew, founded in AD 1123. as part of a monastery of Augustinian Canons. Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Apostles, brought to Jesus by Saint Philip. He is...More

Thank molinajavier2
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Amazing little church full of history and atmosphere. Built 900 years ago this church has been involved in every major London event since then!

Thank Davis G
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This place is really special. Enter through St Bartholomew's Tudor Gatehouse to find a huge church dating from the 12th century. This is a stunning survivor of the Great Fire. Inside this cavernous place is a warm atmosphere and a gilt bronze statue by Damien...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2018

It's huge, old and beautiful. Not much to read or learn from once inside, however. And not free. It was on my to-do list and I did it. If you love churches, however, it's a must. I bet the Evensong service is nice; the organ...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This incredible, old church is worth a visit. It gives a feel of the Middle Ages, and is really lovely. Not a monster-sized cathedral, but a charming, living church.

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

I didn't think I'd be lucky to go inside and I'd actually just gone as the church has been featured in many films like Four Weddings and a Funeral. However, it was open and the lady at the reception was delightful. She showed me inside,...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

It’s a magnificent setting, a church created out of a long defunct Augustinian Priory chapel founded in 1123, dissolved in 1539, but only merged a few years ago in a single diocese with its smaller neighbour St. Bartholomew the Less in the grounds of the...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

We were in this end of town to visit Charterhouse, but not realising that it did not open until 11 o'clock we looked for somewhere else nearby and lighted on this amazing church. Although the tower and nave went around the time of the dissolution...More

2  Thank Peter G
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Visit at dusk if possible as it is very atmospheric inside the church. Very helpful guide who gave us some of the history and recommended a great pub nearby for fish and chips! Also see Smithfield market ( nearby) and the Old Bailey....

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