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St. Clement Danes, London

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Today St. Clement Danes serves as the central church of the Royal Air Force, yet its rich and varied history stretches back several hundred years before it assumed this role. The grand Anglican Church was completed in 1682 by England's most famous architect, Sir Christopher Wren, but was severely damaged during the Blitz. Its restoration in 1958 saw its dedication to the air force. Monuments, memorials, and celebrations of the air force can be found everywhere, from the floor inscribed with the badges of over 800 RAF formations, to the gallery of Queen's Colours and Standards. Make sure to visit the statues of Arthur Harris and Hugh Dowding outside, two of the RAF's wartime leaders. Using our custom trip planner, London attractions like St. Clement Danes can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Went here as part of a longer guided walk entitled "Hidden London". What a wonderful location to visit! It's the RAF church in London, and it has an absolutely fascinating history, both in centuries g...  more »
  • On the place of this church is a small church sins the RAID of the Danes. We went in here just when we came along and we were surprised by the beautiful interior. Also the history is very interesting. Another plus point is that this church one of the few not so much on tourism-focused places is that an information brochure in Dutch had (although it might be that you just need to search).
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  • This is an Anglican church situated outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand a few minutes walk from Trafalgar Square. It is the central church of the RAF and contains over 800 badges of RAF ...  more »
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  • Amazing remnants of WWII bombing on outside. Must have been terrifying to live through that. RAF rocks - thank-you for saving peace in our world.
  • A millennium old church sometimes with Knight Temblors and now our RAF. Legacy with members like Donne and Johnson. There is a statue of Johnson behind it. Great place.
  • The church is dedicated to the R.A.F. and there are plaques of different regiments inset in the floor and various plaques etc around the walls. Several books of remembrance as well. There is a statue of Marshall of the R.A.F Sir Arthur Harris outside.
  • Wonderful church; lovely 😍
  • a beautiful little church with a rich royal airforce history from many different countries. there's a lot to look at and it's free to visit.

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