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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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  • I have lived in London all of my life and visited for the first time last week. Worth a visit. Oranges and lemons....  more »
  • This exceptional building with a fascinating history offers a peaceful refuge within the hustle and bustle of busy London roads. So much to look at and learn - I felt privileged to be allowed to spend...  more »
  • A really great way to spend a lunchtime - with a little planning - was today’s recital by Zheng Zhong Zhou accompanied by Gary Matthewman (piano). It was an excellent programme, including songs by Chi...  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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