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All Hallows Barking-by-the-Tower, London

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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. Use our London trip itinerary maker to arrange your visit to All Hallows Barking-by-the-Tower and other attractions in London.
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  • This small church is the oldest in the city of London. Very nice interior with a history that surpasses much bigger and grandour churches. Go down in the crypt and look at the treasures of the church 
  • We decided to visit this church pretty much by chance and without knowing anything about its history. We are so glad we decided to step inside as it is beautiful and with so much history. It is also o...  more »
  • We visited All Hallows in the evening, and found it very interesting. The crypt below the church has very interesting displays dating back to Roman London, and incredible artifacts that have been unea...  more »