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St. John's Smith Square

Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA, England
+44 20 7222 1061
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So Beautiful!

I was invited to perform here with The Hong Kong Learner's Choir. I sang a segment of my Chinese... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
No looking back

For some tears this venue has hosted the London( previously Lufthansa) Festival of Baroque Music... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2017
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Classical music concerts are presented at St John's church.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA, England
+44 20 7222 1061
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was invited to perform here with The Hong Kong Learner's Choir. I sang a segment of my Chinese Opera vignette and the house was packed! This church is very beautiful and it has wonderful acoustics, so you are able to hear in any seat....More

Thank lr62194
Reviewed May 18, 2017

For some tears this venue has hosted the London( previously Lufthansa) Festival of Baroque Music. There is always at least one really really outstanding performance, and tonight's might have been the one : a concert interpretation by i Fagiolini of Monteverdi's Orfeo. The sound made...More

Thank logicsticks
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious dinner in comfortable and spotless surroundings. The staff were extremely polite and the service was excellent.

Thank Marie B
Reviewed April 26, 2017

A ten-minute walk from the Westminster tube station, this former church is an excellent venue for classical music. We visited on Good Friday and heard a wonderful concert by Alamire, a choral ensemble that performed sacred music from the Tudor era. The acoustics in the...More

Thank Sidney_Brewer
Reviewed March 18, 2017

This concert hall - derived from a large old church - is in the classical shoe-box shape and has great accoustics. Amazing really when you consider that it was fire-bombed during the War and totally gutted. Fantastic piece of restoration. Comfortable seats. Good restaurant with...More

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed December 19, 2016

In my opinion this is one of the best venues in London for classical music, offering also a nice bar and restaurant in the crypt. It's a similar concept to St Martin in the Fields in Trafalgar square, with a former church converted into a...More

1  Thank Roberta F
Reviewed November 18, 2016

If you are a regular of the South Bank and the Barbican, you should add this place to your list of regular concerts (as well as the Wigmore and the Cadogan Hall). More intimate than all of the above and with very high quality music....More

1  Thank guitarman666
Reviewed September 15, 2016

The former church at the Smith Square, built in the early 18th century, was directly hit by a bomb and destroyed in fire during the air raid in 1941. Twenty years after the war it was restored and turned into the concert hall. It is...More

1  Thank Borzov
Reviewed August 8, 2016

I have been to a few classical music concerts here, and it is a nice venue though a little difficult to get to (since not many people live near the Houses of parliament!), so involves a taxi or a walk from Westminster station. Its size...More

Thank Louise V
Reviewed June 23, 2016

This amazing concert hall has an interesting history: This church, completed in 1728, was badly damaged by an incendiary bomb in 1941, and left a ruin, open to the sky, for 20 years. It was restored in the early 1960’s and, with acoustics suitable for...More

2  Thank Musicofnote58
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