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Church of St. Bartholomew the Great

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am currently training to be a City of London Guide and sonneed to be familiar with all the churches in the ‘square mile’. This is one of my absolute favourites because it encapsulates 100s of years of London’s history in one place. There’s WW1...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

If you walk around London rather than take the tube you see so much more of this beautiful city This beautiful Norman church is a grade l listed building dating back to 1100’s and linked to St Bartholomew’s hospital. Really recommend a visit as it’s...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JanetC2029
Reviewed February 4, 2019

This is a review of Gre8 St Barts little brother hidden away in the hospital grounds - ie Little St Barts. Its lovely and FREE! Shape, colour, light and clean simplicity make it a superb contrast to its moody magnificent big bro across the square....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hewiewright
Reviewed January 29, 2019

Besides the White Tower at the Tower of London, not much that's Norman remains in London, and in most cases buildings have been modernized when they're rebuilt. However, in the case of St. Bartholomew the Great -- begun in 1123 by Rahere -- later renovations...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

Love this church. It was the second time I’ve been. So beautiful inside and nice in summer to sit in the little garden and feed the squirrels.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shirleyeSheffieldUK
Reviewed November 5, 2018

A rather strange Church, founded in 1123 it is London`s oldest , there is a small charge to enter but do not let that put you off, it is well worth it, almost next door is the small museum at Barts Hospital, very interesting free...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter P
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

A bit difficult to find as TA indicates the location slightly off. The entrance is in fact at the southwest corner of the West Smithfield circle. Once in side the splendour reveals it self as the interior are kept close to the original. You are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FinnK683
Reviewed September 24, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
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