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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. Put St. Clement Danes into our London vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • St. Clement Danes is a beautiful Christopher Wren church located on the Strand, just south of the Royal Courts of Justice. The interior of the church is highlighted by dark wood panels and clear windo...  read more »
  • This is a Christopher Wren building completed in 1682, unfortunately badly damaged by the Blitz in the WWII but rebuilt inside in the 1950s. It is dedicated to the Royal Air Force who helped rebuild i...  read more »
  • Interesting find on the Strand. This Church was built in the 9th century and was rebuilt in the 1700's. It was bombed in WW2 and then restored by the RAF in 1958. It houses the names of all the airmen...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Beautiful and very welcoming church with an extremely interesting history; they have many music & choral events, often featuring one of the RAF bands and the church's own choir - first class and well worth attending, thoroughly recommended. Almost completely destroyed during WWII, with just its shell and tower left standing, it was rebuilt over a decade later, though evidence of the bomb damage is still clearly visible on one of the outside corners, serving as a very physical reminder of the losses of so many recognised by the Remembrance Books inside the church, recording the names of airmen and ladies that lost their lives during conflict.
  • Quite, open place throughout the day. At the door you can pick up a brochure with the many events they have
  • Beautifully rebuild after it was destroyed in WOII
  • Beautiful my father is comemerated at this church .On rememberance sunday the bells play Abide with me.
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