St Alfege Church
St Alfege Church
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Greenwich
Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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  • SheraS
    London, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Spaces Tour
    We did the Hidden Spaces tour today with Suzy. It was *superb* - as a local resident and architect with a real interest in Greenwich history I was blown away by the church's connections to some of the most notable people in British history - I had no idea!! Cannot recommend this tour enough - five stars!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 24, 2023
  • helgre2016
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom151 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Church worth taking a pew in
    Not much different to anyother church on the outside, but beautiful inside. Well kept and cared for. with magnificient ceilings and wooden carvings on the sides. Lots of info on the isles of people connected to the church from Tudor times to today.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Cristine B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic tour of the crypt
    We did the hidden spaces tour with Suzy which was fantastic. Really interesting tour and Suzy was really knowledgable about the history of the church, the crypt, and Greenwich in general. The crypt is also really well lit and nicely kept. Highly recommend!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Nicki T
    London, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating tour of historic church
    We did the hidden spaces tour which took us round the crypt and the up to the balconies. It was a fascinating talk, very interesting and informative. It's a lovely church with lots of history. Thoroughly recommend the tour. Also look out for the musical performances there - the acoustics are great and it's a very pleasing place to sit in and listen.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 12, 2023
  • Cruiser36453122095
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really interesting, great stories from the crypt
    Went on the hidden spaces tour and really enjoyed it. Was really interesting to go down into the crypt, lots of amazing stories about people who'd made incredible impact. Suzy our tour guide was great, very knowledgeable and had a good clear voice making it easy to listen to. The church itself has some interesting features, with great acoustics. Whilst we were there we managed to catch a snippet of a piano performance which was a bonus.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 17, 2024
  • bluemushroom
    Bexleyheath, United Kingdom18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to spend an hour in Greenwich
    Brilliant tour! Our guide, Suzie, definitely knew her stuff....and more. So much information presented in a fun, informal way. So many links to so many well known historical figures
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 13, 2024
  • Theresa W
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Spaces historical tour of church crypt and balcony
    The Hidden Spaces tour is fantastic! It lasts just over an hour and we were all amazed at the history hidden in the crypt below the church. Our tour guide Suzy is fun and engaging and highly knowledgeable on her subject. A beautiful way to spend a Saturday morning. A group of musicians started a delightful classical concert which we attended as well. We will visit to see more musical concerts in future. Thanks to the lovely team for welcoming us all and allowing us to explore, ask questions and take pictures and films from inside. It should be taught to all schools in the area as the connections to social history, the river and local families is fascinating. It’s surprising how much we learnt in an hour!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 16, 2024
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lornabookworm
Bury St. Edmunds, UK218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This is an 18th century church, rebuilt after WWII bombing. The composer Thomas Tallis was its organist for some time, and part of an organ he probably played is on display. There is plenty of information about its history around the church, and two very welcoming people answered our questions. Well worth a visit.
Written August 4, 2021
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helgre2016
Chelmsford, UK151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Not much different to anyother church on the outside, but beautiful inside. Well kept and cared for. with magnificient ceilings and wooden carvings on the sides. Lots of info on the isles of people connected to the church from Tudor times to today.
Written July 31, 2023
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Jo K
Worcester, UK8,796 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Interestingly it doesn't really look like a church on the outside. The stonework has been recently cleaned. Henry viii was baptised here. Quite close to queens house that I would definately recommend.
Loved Greenwich. Glad I stayed here.
Written February 27, 2020
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bluemushroom
Bexleyheath, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Brilliant tour! Our guide, Suzie, definitely knew her stuff....and more. So much information presented in a fun, informal way. So many links to so many well known historical figures
Written April 13, 2024
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SheraS
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We did the Hidden Spaces tour today with Suzy. It was *superb* - as a local resident and architect with a real interest in Greenwich history I was blown away by the church's connections to some of the most notable people in British history - I had no idea!! Cannot recommend this tour enough - five stars!
Written June 24, 2023
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Cristine B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We did the hidden spaces tour with Suzy which was fantastic. Really interesting tour and Suzy was really knowledgable about the history of the church, the crypt, and Greenwich in general. The crypt is also really well lit and nicely kept. Highly recommend!
Written September 17, 2023
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Lee S
Australia3,941 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
I stick my head into a lot of churches this is a church with a lot of history the burial place of Thomas Tallis ( 1505 - 1585) music composer, also connection to General Wolfe. It has a nice stained glass window above the alter wooden pews and and a nice organ I should say this is an Anglican Church well worth 15 to 20 minutes to have a look free entry and if you like you can take photos.
Written July 6, 2018
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A B
London, UK270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585), one of England's greatest choral music composers, is buried here. The roof of the church collapsed in a severe storm in 1710 and the church was rebuilt in 1714 when the oval ceiling, which is suspended from tie-beams without additional support from the floor, was the largest unsupported ceiling in Europe. Damaged in the blitz in 1941, the building was restored after the war. The 1552 organ console was left intact, protected by its casing, and can be seen today.
Written November 16, 2015
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Passenger585800
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The Hidden Spaces Tour of The Crypt was excellent, well organised and very interesting, I especially enjoyed the General Wolfe connection. The church is a gem, hiding in plain sight among the bigger attractions of wonderful Greenwich.
Written March 16, 2024
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy7,192 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Pleasant church in the centre of Greenwich worth a look if you're passing - I had munched my lunch on a picnic table behind the church so had a look in - but not worth going out of your way for.
Written July 6, 2022
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