All Hallows Barking-by-the-Tower, London

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#57 of 222 in Museums in London
See ancient artifacts at All Hallows Barking-by-the-Tower, one of the city's oldest churches. Founded in 675 by the Saxon Abbey at Barking, the structure contains the arch of the original Saxon church. Made with recycled Roman tiles, the 7th-century arch predates any other surviving piece of church material. Visit the crypt museum underneath the church, which features religious and historical artifacts, including an ancient Roman road. Walk through the church's cemetery, where several people beheaded at the Tower of London are buried, including Thomas More, Bishop John Fisher, and Archbishop Laud. Take a guided tour to learn more about the church's history, or download an audio tour before your visit. Make your London itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • If you miss this little gem of an ANCIENT church shame on you. It’s right across from the Tower of London and I wound up spending a delightful (and completely unaccompanied by others) hour or so with ...  more »
  • Visited on a weekday afternoon because my wife's family had a connection to this church. No lines. No fancy signs. No admission fee, although donations are accepted. This is the oldest church in the c...  more »
  • London Tower-Kingsford Smith without a three-minute walk to the Prada London in 675, built over more than 1300 years history of the ancient Church of San Francisco. Church which was rebuilt in 1658, but retained first built Brick stones and articles in time. Between games is not ancient church history, Ningbo felt something walk participant views.
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  • Oldest church in city of London , family friendly , inclusive, international, unique and with an easy to follow printed order of service for newbies or oldies who have forgot. Interesting historical connections and great mini museum in basement including roman road , model of roman london, connections to William penn of Pennsylvania fame. Great organ music and friendly crowd. Sunday school for families second and fourth Sunday of the month just started up.
  • The oldest church in London. Beautiful place. Highly recommend to visit
  • A must for lest you will miss a lot. Really historic with an excellent museum free and open to all. Good books associated with history also available in bookshop within. A real treat that would linger in memory.
  • Pleasant little church steeped in history.
  • A treat. A treasure. Truly. Go already!

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