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. Take a look at our London route planner to schedule your visit to Church of St. Bartholomew the Great and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Built in 1123 in Norman style, the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great is next to the hospital in the heart of the City, next to the skyscrapers. Outside standard tourist itineraries, offers a very beautiful example of architecture of early second millennium. He was one of the few buildings to escape the great fire of 1666.
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  • Visit at dusk if possible as it is very atmospheric inside the church. Very helpful guide who gave us some of the history and recommended a great pub nearby for fish and chips! Also see Smithfield mar...  more »
  • This church was founded as an Augustinian priory in 1123 by Rahere, a courtier of King Henry 1. It is no coincidence that St Bart's hospital is nearby - this was also founded by Rahere at the same tim...  more »
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