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Historically great and dramatic structure

Really old grounds which are not well kept. Entry way via an arch. There is a very scary ladder... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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An historic church in a central location

A fine Gilbert Scott building, fairly dark but it rewards exploration. A haven of peace from... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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corner of Kensington High Street/Kensington Church Street, London W8 4LA, England
+44 20 7937 5136
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really old grounds which are not well kept. Entry way via an arch. There is a very scary ladder running up to the spire at the top (see photos)

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed June 30, 2019

A fine Gilbert Scott building, fairly dark but it rewards exploration. A haven of peace from commercial streets outside. Some interesting memorials on the walls. Above all, peaceful.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DMI1970
Reviewed May 16, 2019

When Princess Diana lived at Kensington Palace, this was her local church. Our observation was that it needed much TLC but it is still alive and relatively vibrant. Worth a visit, or participation in a service, as we did.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rick C
Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

This is a huge church on the corner of Kensington High Street and Kensington Church Street, designed by the celebrated architect Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Neo-Gothic and Early English style. It has the tallest spire in London. The current building is the latest...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Was included in our guided walk of Kensington royal village. Large welcoming church with a fair amount of information scattered around. Known for all sorts of good works (including food banks) - a special place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed October 20, 2018

When I came upon this church, I thought I had come upon a the set of a period piece film. The church is dark and foreboding on the outside, but very beautiful on the inside. I lucked out that they were having a small service...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is an absolutely gorgeous church, surprisingly overlooked by tourists. The church features a beautiful nave, stunning colored windows, amazing statues and a wonderful architecture.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TheShis
Reviewed July 27, 2018

I have attended special services and concerts in the church over the years, but I have never have had the opportunity for a quiet exploration of the church until today when I made the best of a little spare time while in the area. Hidden...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed March 21, 2018

I was blessed to attend a Sunday service here in early March. The staff and fellow worshipers were very kind and loved the history of the church. Worshiping here is awe inspiring, to me it ranked up with Sagrada Familia and St. Patrick's New York....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

St Mary Abbots Church is located on Kensington High Street in Kensington. St Mary Abbots Church is a undiscovered architectural gem that must be seen if you are in the area. A striking stone above ground tunnel leads you to this church which has the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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