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“The best Wren church”

St. Stephen Walbrook
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Private Tour: London Walking Tour of St Paul's Cathedral
Ranked #518 of 1,736 things to do in London
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Owner description: Said to be the most complex and accomplished of Christopher Wren's churches (1672-79), the structure incorporates a large central dome and a cross-in-square plan, which recall the structures of Byzantium.
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Not to be missed by Sir Christopher Wren followers. The complex geometric space and the use of light is extraordinary. A great space to hear a concert. It is a quiet refuge in the heart of the city. The Henry Moore altar will appeal to followers of modern art.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

The church is a real oasis in the heart of the city. It is an absolutely beautiful building, Christopher Wren's designs frequently take my breath away but this was by far my favourite of his churches. Rich history and a quiet and peaceful building that has been well preserved and beautifully presented. Top marks!

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The coffered white arc of the dome spins the viewer round, guying in every axis the facsimile arrangement of angled entablatures over unfluted Corinthian columns, above which tiptoe eight delicate arches for the implied octagonal space; all is white, white, white - and light, which added to the geometries obliterates the dissonances and incoherence of most churches, creating a kind of English Taj Mahal. Thus the trial run for St. Paul's in some ways outdoes its more famous, grander progency. Outside, a different aspect: the church teeters perilously on the edge of a vast gaping hole, Foster's Walbrook Square development, and the displaced Temple of Mithras leaves the church oddly vulnerable in other ways. Compensation in Rem Koolhaas's New place opening up a whole new vista. Do visit the tiny churchyard out the back and spot Jute's Passage.

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Reviewed September 20, 2017
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Reviewed April 14, 2017
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