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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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  • O e of the few churches that survived the fire of London. A lot of it dating back to the early priory. Small churchyard where you can sit and think.  more »
  • Stumbled on this church after visiting Smithfield and the Charterhouse, wow, what a gorgeous church, the oldest in London built 12th century. Amazing sculpture of the flayed St Bartholomew in gold by ...  more »
  • Londons oldest church from 12th century which has Romanesque arches and old paintings. This church is a real contrast to the other churches in London.  more »