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St. Mary-le-Bow, London

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  • This is a historic church rebuilt after the Great Fire by Sir Christopher Wren. It is situated in Cheapside. According to tradition, a true Cockney must be born within earshot of the sound of Bow Bell...  more »
  • Famous for the making of a Cockney, born in the sound of Bow Bells. Great piece of architecture amongst the modern Cheapside in the City  more »
  • Although built by Christopher Wren after the great fire of London, it was badly damaged in the blitz but carefully rebuilt. It is the most prominent of the cities' 39 churches and it is said that only...  more »
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  • St Mary-le-Bow is a beautiful Church, which has so much character and charm, nested into a cozy part of Cheapside. There is a lovely cafe available if you with to enjoy a meal during your visit.
  • Don't forget to see the John Milton monument between entrance and exit on wall.
  • Beautiful church that also during the day serves food and drinks.
  • I have to say I really do adore this lovely church. The spire is acknowledges as being one of Wren's finest and most majestic in the City of London and it's up in the belfry hang the fabled bow bells. To be a cockney you must be born within the sound of Bow Bells. However, for me one of the treasures of the church is the lovely old crypt chapel reached down a flight of stairs in the south west corner of the churchyard. It's such a peaceful and tranquil place and has a magical ambiance to it that keeps the 21st century ell at bay.
  • Born in The City of London Maternity Hospital in 1932. Makes me a cockney, but raised in Kent, so Picked up the lingo. This is my first view of the Famous building. Looks alright to me. A lot of glass and concrete surrounding it though.