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All Hallows By The Tower

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All Hallows By The Tower church (sometimes known historically as 'All Hallows Barking') was founded in 675 AD and, throughout London's history, has played a key part in almost every important event. A Roman pavement, Saxon stonework, Mediaeval...more
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Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ, England
City of London
+44 20 7481 2928
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A very special experience which enchanteded us. It's architecture enticed us to enter. We discovered history in a charming and mysterious setting. Don't miss it. Lovely

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bijou12
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a hidden gem most people will see from afar but never go inside. There is a crypt museum, displaying famous birth and marriage register entries (William Penn's birth and the marriage of John Adams, American president) and the church dates back from Saxon...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Yorkterrier01
Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting the Tower of London spare some time to visit All Hallows by the Tower, its the oldest church in London and is still in use so be respectful when visiting and take time to read the history and visit the crypt, well worth...More

Date of experience: April 2019
6  Thank TeamWard
Reviewed March 4, 2019

Most importantly, do not miss the crypt museum. This is a church with a VERY LONG history that really is worth the visit. Lots to see, you need time to spend there to look at everything

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Hoppityskip
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Amazing what you see when walking this city rather than taking the tube. This church, also known at All Hallows Barking has great history. The oldest church In London founded in 675AD is full of history with a lovely example of a Roman pavement in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JanetC2029
Reviewed February 24, 2019

This beautiful, restored church is definitely worth a visit. First of all, there is no fee, unlike several of the major historic religious buildings in this city. Secondly, the interior has been restored (after major damage during World War II) to indicate its past glory....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Harry M
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

The church is located not far from the Tower Bridge. If you take underground, stop at Tower Hill station. It's so peaceful to be in this church. The architecture and the history took me back as if I lived in those years. If you are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mayal418
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

All-Hallows-by-the-Tower is the oldest church in the City of London, founded by the Abbey of Barking in 675AD. Today the Church is open for worship and visitors. Visitors can enjoy a guided and/or audio tour and also the chance to explore the Crypt Museum in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kristinap532
Reviewed November 8, 2018

The atmosphere in this incredibly historic church cannot be put to words. As soon as you enter, you can see, feel & even smell the history in this magnificent place. The crypts were astounding. If you're into history, I highly recommend this to anyone to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Marnie P
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

It's an old gothic cathedral(the oldest in London?), with welcoming and warm atmosphere. It's rather minimalist inside, but has lots of emblems and traces of history inside. One can visit the catacombs, where they have a museum with very old pieces. The catacombs are enough...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Response from happy_chappie024 | Reviewed this property |
not a rank as such, but there's always taxis going by. It's a busy area