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St Olave's Church, London

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4.6/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web
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  • St Olave's is a very special place whether you are a historian or a Christian. Its history extends back in time to when the Vikings were here and it survived the Blitz so there are so many facts woven...  read more »
  • Walked past by accident and went in to have a look around. There was a parishoner in there who made us very welcome and told us of all the history of the church. So interesting and never even asked fo...  read more »
  • Fascinating visit. Lots of historical information, in particula i n reference to Sir Francis Walsingham. 
  • Saint Ghastly Grim ​In The Uncommercial Traveller, Charles Dickens nicknames the churchyard of St Olave Saint Ghastly Grim: “It is a small churchyard, with a ferocious strong spiked iron gate, like a jail. This gate is ornamented with skulls and cross-bones, larger than life, wrought in stone; but it likewise came into the mind of Saint Ghastly Grim, that to stick iron spikes a-top of the stone skulls, as though they were impaled, would be a pleasant device. Therefore the skulls grin aloft horribly, thrust through and through with iron spears.” The stone skulls are still there, grinning down on passers-by and sending a shiver down the spines of those unfortunate souls who – walking this quiet City street at night – chance upon them for the first time. Where? St Olave, Hart Street EC3R 7NB. Find St Olave on Google Maps.
  • Hidden little gem of a church. Known for the skulls atop its gate entrance.
  • Another of these well hidden churches of City. Its interior is pretty old, you can easily bet you're in an isolated English village while in there. Its gardens are also pretty
  • A favorite spot, just to be....
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