Saint Margaret's Church on Parliament Square, London

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St Margarets is a suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, about 9mi west-southwest of central London. It is within the Twickenham post town. It is bounded by the River Thames to the north, east and south, and the River Crane to the northwest; the northern limit, less well defined, has changed with local government boundary revisions. St Margarets does not pass any further south than Richmond Road, Twickenham. The area closer to Richmond Bridge is known as East Twickenham and is not regarded as part of St Margarets.HistorySt Margarets takes its name from the former St Margaret's House completed in 1827, although an earlier house of the same name stood on the site. It was the country house of Lord Cassilis, Marquess of Ailsa, and later belonged to the Earl of Kilmorey. Their names can be found in local street names, including Kilmorey Gardens and Ailsa Road.Many Victorian houses remain in St Margarets. In 1854 the St Margaret's Estate was laid out for building family houses, becoming one of the first garden suburbs.Modern St Margarets dates from the arrival of the railway. There are some tree-lined residential roads and a range of shops and cafés. Twickenham Studios are in the middle of the area. Between St Margarets Road and the railway line (to the east of the "village") is a residential estate, "Twickenham Park".
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  • This is a lovely little church, that can be visit for a couple of minutes. The church is naturally dwarfed by the huge nearby Westminster cathedral.  more »
  • The Anglican Church of St. Margaret, dedicated to Antioquía Margarita, is located in the grounds of Westminster Abbey on Parliament Square (Westminster) and is the Church of the British Parliament. It was founded by Benedictine monks in the 12th century to give the people who did not belong to royalty worship separately in a simple Church. It was converted into the parish of the Palace of Westminster at the beginning of the 17TH century. The Church has been a very common place as final resting place of several characters as William Caxton, owner of the first British imprint, Sir Walter Raleigh, the poet John Milton and the collector Henry Constantine Jennings among others and also weddings have been held important as the Catherine of Aragon with the Arturo Tudor Prince and Sir Winston Churchill among others. Architecturally, the original church was Romanesque, but the almost total reconstruction that experienced at the end of the 15th century radically changed the parish, which became a Tudor-style. The set of Santa Margarita, the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey are heritage since 1987.
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  • St Margaret's is dwarfed by Westminster Abbey only in size. Its stained glass is splendid, acoustics sharp and clear, atmosphere intimate and accommodating. No wonder those famous dead are at rest her...  more »
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  • I like tihis small and beautiful church.
  • Amazing place and great services
  • A very nice and calming place perfect for sitting and enjoying the surroundings.
  • Vibrant and a lot of activities. Highly receptive.
  • A nice picture of God's grace and British Architecture!
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