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Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, London

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Visit one of the oldest churches in London at Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, an ancient Norman church founded in 1123. Despite having witnessed the Reformation, the Great Fire of London, and air raids from two world wars, the original structure of this building still stands. Look for the information panels in the cloister to learn more about the church's long history, including details about John Wesley's visit after was debarred from other churches. Several movies, like "Shakespeare in Love" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral," have used the church as a film setting. Plan your Church of St. Bartholomew the Great visit and explore what else you can see and do in London using our London trip itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • We thoroughly enjoyed the visit, as there are so many famous churches in London that one only visits the big names due to time constraints. This is very old, but what a delight. Others may have been r...  more »
  • Anything so beautiful for a long time. Too bad that staff spoil the serenity of the place with their chatter!
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  • We visited by chance this January, 2017, and loved this church. One of the few pre-Norman churches to be found in London, with a lovely Tudor style lynch gate, right next to the Smithfield Markets. Wh...  more »
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  • My favourite church in London. Just can't explain the beauty of this place. Such a unique church.
  • This church has become famous after being the set of some scenes of the movie "Four weddings and a funeral" starring, among the others, Hugh Grant and Rowan Atkinson. Surely the normand architecture is breathtaking, it really feels like a jump in the past.
  • Find the churchyard by ducking through an old stone archway or wiggle along tiny backstreets. 41-42 cloth fair reportedly oldest house in city of London survived great fire.
  • Beautiful site and lovely cafe within the medieval type building.
  • my absolute favourite church in london. the simple beauty is hands down the best. one gets a "feeling" of spirituality here