Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, London

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#39 of 144 in Historic Sites in London
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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  • August 8, 2017
    My son who lives in London and works near this church took us there while we were visiting London in June. We were the only people there at the time, so took our time looking around. There are many in...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    Buried away in the modern City of glass skyscrapers and characterless office building lies this amazing nugget of an 11th C monastery, used in many period films, and right by the Smithfield spot where...  more »
  • June 25, 2017
    Through a medieval porch that opens into a garden marking the site where Wiliam Wallace was hung stands this church, one of the oldest in town. The old wooden door is a bit tricky to open but if you m...  more »

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