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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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  • The medieval church of St Bartholomew the Great, tucked away in West Smithfield (a short walk from St Paul's Cathedral) is one of London's hidden treasures. It is the city's oldest surviving church an...  more »
  • This church captures the spirit and feel of medieval Catholicism more than most. And jit is tucked in among this little streets like Cloth St and others recalling the medieval fairs and Jonson's play 
  • Visited for a free lunchtime concert and listened to the lovely music in this great brooding Norman church. It has a dark atmosphere. It normally charges an entrance fee which is unusual for a church ...  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