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“A beautiful church”

Church of St. Bartholomew the Great
Ranked #301 of 1,679 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed July 31, 2012

An amazing place to visit with so much atmosphere and history. Even the entrance to the church is awe inspiring as you are back in tudor times. The man at the front desk was so informative and very happy to point out things of interest and explain the history. There are folders of photos from the movies shot in the church and I can see why it is so popular with film crews as it is such a beautiful church. If we had more time it would have been lovely to attend a service there.

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Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

I so glad I searched this church out. It was amazing to see a 900 old church but I came on a mornIng where I was the only tourist so I got a special tour and took pictures from where Robert Downey JR was looking down onto the sanctuary(crypt) in Sherlock Holmes. It was awesome.

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Reviewed April 10, 2012

Was blown away did not expect this when going there it is the oldest church in London and a real Gem

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Reviewed February 28, 2012

Worth the effort of getting to the Farringdon or Barbican tube station. This small quite and very historic church is in an area of old narrow streets dating back further than the Great London Plague. In a cloister side there is a smart quiet cafe serving a limited selection of quality food and decent tea and coffee. An oasis of calm. No wonder the film companies use it. The nearby Smithfield meat market also worth a look in, before it closes at 8am.

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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Surprisingly not very well known - even the London cabbies didn't know of its existance. Built in 1123-survived the Great Fire of London and two world wars. William Wallace's met the Gallows not too far from here too. Chat to the gentleman at the front as he has lots of interesting info about the church and surrounding area.
Truly moving experience - enjoyed the peace and quiet too.

6  Thank Sharon A
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