St. John's Smith Square

St. John's Smith Square, London

St. John's Smith Square
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Theaters • Churches & Cathedrals
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Classical music concerts are presented at St John's church.
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Neighborhood: Victoria

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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,355 contributions
Grand old lady
Oct 2021
Looking a bit bedraggled after Covid but has survived so far. Rather austere interior that needs to be full. Trip to the toilets down a circular stone stairway will be challenging for some. Requires a paint job inside to improve appearance.
Written October 22, 2021
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rockyl
Dublin, Ireland435 contributions
Group visit worth the effort gorgeous spot down stairs in the Foot Stool.
Feb 2020 • Business
Restaurant down stairs is excellent with open buffet of a high standard with attentive staff and a nice cosy atmosphere. Lunch is busy with hot and cold curry, tartlets, chicken skewers and great desserts. A return visit will be made.
Written February 20, 2020
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18,682 contributions
Missed Mozart
Feb 2020 • Solo
This church is now a music concert hall specialising in classical music. Lots of lunchtime shows. Nice building in smart area behind Millbank
Written February 5, 2020
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Concert hall in a redundant church
Jan 2020 • Solo
This classical music venue was previously a church, which was nicknamed ‘Queen Anne’s Footstool’ after the eponymous monarch. told the designer, Thomas Archer that she wanted the church to look like her upturned footstool after she’d kicked it over in a tantrum. The church was badly damaged by firebombing in WW1 and subsequently turned into a concert hall. The auditorium was closed when I visited but I got a tantalising view through the door. There’s a nice cafe in the basement.
Written January 14, 2020
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Jonathan
4 contributions
Good affordable food and venue
Jan 2020 • Family
Warm and intimate location that offered a good range of pre-concert food that was wholesome, interesting and reasonably priced. Space is often at a premium so you need to arrive in good time. Self-evidently, very convenient for concerts.
Written January 12, 2020
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HMVKent
West Malling, UK624 contributions
Beautiful setting for a range of music
Dec 2019 • Couples
This lovely venue is perfect for the variety of concerts that they hold here. We have now been here twice at two different events and both have been excellent. There is a crypt restaurant and interval refreshments. On line booking is easy and you can collect tickets on arrival.

Worth a visit
Written December 8, 2019
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Terry F
Maidenhead, UK126 contributions
Unique setting
Dec 2019 • Solo
Visited yesterday for a Christmas carol concert. Very unique concert hall within a church, offering bar & restaurant services before and after the concert.
Would highly recommend and only a short walk from Westminster.
Written December 4, 2019
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graham137
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK120 contributions
Excellent concert venue
Nov 2019 • Friends
My wife and I visited with a group of friends to listen to a classical concert. This is a fine building with excellent acoustics. It is a first class venue.
Written November 24, 2019
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Lawtonguy
Stoke-on-Trent, UK64 contributions
Our first, and definitely not last, visit.
Nov 2019
Sunday night, and we were looking for something to do. We are rarely in London on Sunday evenings, but with work commitments on Monday morning it make sense to stay over. Our visit to St John's was a bit of a shot in the dark, as we're not particularly concert goers, apart from the occasional big works in Manchester or Birmingham. We attended the NSO Mozart Requiem plus various other pieces with the Locrian choir and Tasmin Little etc. The venue was superb, with great acoustics. The performance was astounding, and it was only twenty quid - best twenty quid we've spent in AGES. One minor gripe - the crypt restaurant was overpriced and poor quality, but hasn't deterred us from visiting St. John's again sometime in the future for another quality musical experience.
Written November 10, 2019
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,973 contributions
Stunning !
Sep 2019 • Solo
The building is somewhat off the main road but well worth a visit as it’s a magnificent structure and really imposing!
Written September 15, 2019
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  • Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM