Greyfriars Passage

Greyfriars Passage, London: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Greyfriars Passage Reviews: 4.5/5

Greyfriars Passage
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The area
Neighborhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile 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 glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • St. Paul's • 3 min walk
  • Blackfriars • 7 min walk

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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,876 contributions
Beautiful gardens
Jul 2021
A lovely place to walk around, beautiful gardens and a really interesting building too. Some London history
Written November 8, 2021
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
A remnant of World War 2 bombing
Mar 2020
The original church, founded in the 13th century as part of the adjacent monastery, as destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666 and rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren with the tall tower being built at the start of the 18th century.

Sadly, the church was substantially destroyed in bombing during the Second World War and, given that the congregation had shrunk over the years, the decision was made not to rebuild it. Today it is a rose garden, designed to reflect the plan of Wren's nave, an oasis for City workers in this part of London and a short walk to St Paul's underground station.

Don't miss the sculptural monument by Andrew Brown to Christ's Hospital which was founded near here by King Edward VI in 1552 and later incorporated the Royal Mathematical School founded by King Charles II in 1673. The School is now located in Horsham in West Sussex.
Written March 14, 2020
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Stuart B
Deal, UK1,654 contributions
An Relaxing Oasis in the Middle of the CIty
Nov 2019
Greyfriars Passage is a lovely little oasis of tranquility in the centre of London. A nicely tended garden area set on the site of an old church, this is a nice place to sit for a short while to rest of just relfect and watch the world go by. Well done to those who maintain this garden.
Written November 8, 2019
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futtock21
London, UK11,091 contributions
In the wake of Christ Church Greyfriars
Oct 2019 • Solo
Christ Church Greyfriars was a church in Newgate Street opposite St. Paul’s Cathedral originally established as a monastic church in the thirteenth century which was destroyed and rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666 by Sir Christopher Wren but except for the Tower left as a ruin after the Blitz of 1940. The ruins are now a tranquil public garden whilst the tower is currently occupied by a dental practice. The most recent addition to the gardens is a sculpture by Andrew Brown commemorating the 350th anniversary of Christ’s Hospital School in the City of London.
Written October 19, 2019
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PHE22
London, UK3,925 contributions
Just sit
Aug 2019 • Solo
A tranquil garden set in the bombed out ruins of Wren church. Nice place to sit and let life walk by whilst eating lunch in the sun.
Written August 2, 2019
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Carrie F
Carterton, UK374 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2019 • Couples
Lovely spot to sit and have a drink or picnic. The garden is beautiful and well cared for and so much history.
Written July 16, 2019
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Martin H
Stockport, UK626 contributions
Interesting bit of history
Mar 2019 • Couples
As well as being a well preserved ruin and a peaceful garden this really brings home home close the bombs got to St Pauls Cathedral in WW2, Well worth visiting if in this part of London as there are many unusual locations within a few minutes of each other e.g. Postmans Park in this area
Written March 8, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Picturesque
Feb 2019 • Friends
As others have mentioned, Greyfriars Church is the remains of a Christopher Wren designed church that was destroyed by fire during the Second World War. All that remains is the shell of the church, the roof having collapsed. It's makes a picturesque spot for an open space garden.
Written February 17, 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Now called Christchurch Greyfriars Gardens
Oct 2018
These public gardens are another of the delightful green oases amid the noise and bustle of the City of London financial district. They’ve been created within the ruins of the Wren church, Christ Church and on the site of the mediaeval Greyfriars Franciscan monastery. The church was almost completely destroyed by bombing in WW2. The flower beds follow the floor plan of the church. Tall wooden frames have been used to give the garden a different sense of structure to most other London gardens. There are benches for seating. A truly lovely place to visit or for relaxation.
Written October 25, 2018
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Elderly Traveller
Bournemouth, UK1,254 contributions
Urban oasis
Oct 2018 • Solo
This lovely garden is a real surprise. It’s leafy and restful and positioned incongruously in the middle of City mayhem. It helps to understand the history which is highlighted on a notice board. This is the real historic London. It’s not far from St. Paul’s so nip round and have a look.
Written October 10, 2018
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