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Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, London

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • Closed 30 minutes early and we were turned away. Very frustrating. A group of men in front of us went for lunch as wedding on but when came back were told they couldn't come in. Even more frustrating ...  read more »
  • The church was founded in 1123, as an Augustinian priory, together with the hospital at the same location. It is a hidden gem, not crowded by tourists, but very interesting Medieval building with grea...  read more »
  • I love this Church it has a really fantastic ambience and a history back to 1123 this is a beautiful and really spiritual place. I love it so much I always take my visitors there. The architecture is ...  read more »
  • by far, my favourite church in london. the normandy architecure is splendid
  • 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.
  • Quiet but beautiful church. It is the second oldest church in London. £5 entrance fee for tourists is pretty reasonable.
  • 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.
  • my absolute favourite church in london. the simple beauty is hands down the best. one gets a "feeling" of spirituality here
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