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Greyfriars Passage

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Greyfriars Passage

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Ian C wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom23,995 contributions1,366 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Stuart B wrote a review Nov 2019
Deal, United Kingdom1,655 contributions445 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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futtock21 wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom9,842 contributions1,257 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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PHE22 wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom3,947 contributions629 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Carrie F wrote a review Jul 2019
Carterton, United Kingdom374 contributions107 helpful votes
Lovely spot to sit and have a drink or picnic. The garden is beautiful and well cared for and so much history.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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