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Reviewed March 8, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Martin H
Reviewed February 17, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

This a gardens that sits within the destroyed Christchurch of Greyfriars. The planting reflects the original outline of the interior of the church so box hedges where the pews were. There is loads of colour from the planting just now and there are a few...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

Christchurch Greyfriars Garden (the official name) is located on a bomb site next to St. Paul's Cathedral and reminds you of how close the bombs famously fell near St. Paul's. The site had the Greyfriars Monastery 1225-1538, then Christ's Hospital School 1552-1902 (when the school...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mrsagf
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Great place to sit and ponder the history of the place and the famous women buried here-at least 3 Queens, a murderess and Elizabeth Barton the executed Holy Maid of Kent.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KAW687
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Another great find on our self-guided walking tour in the financial district. This former church site, the grounds of which have now been converted into a lovely English-style garden, was the perfect resting stop on a warm London day. We grabbed a bench in the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank dunadan
Reviewed November 2, 2017

While enjoying a long walk along High Holborn during our most recent stay in London, we deviated slightly from our intended route to take a stroll along Greyfriars Passage. It was a fascinating experience for someone with an interest in modern history to be able...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed October 15, 2017

As we were looking for another historical sight we came across this amazing garden within the ruins of a bombed church. The church was a monastic church in the thirteenth century, and became a parish church after the dissolution of the monastery. After it was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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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
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