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St Bride's Church: Tours & Tickets

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Just down the road from majestic St Paul's Cathedral is another of Sir Christopher Wren's creations, the little known church of St Bride's, also called "The Journalists' Church." Tucked away in a busy corner of Fleet Street, it is easy to miss, but...more
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Reviewed 14 August 2019

A lot to be found in this Church. To start, it steeple apparently has inspired the three tier wedding cake. As a Church for journalists, it has information of journalists from all over the world. Prayers for the deceased when doing their job. Then a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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neilbellingham, Digital Communications at St Bride's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2019

Glad you enjoyed your visit! A local baker's apprentice was inspired by our steeple to build a magnificent cake for his wedding to the baker's daughter and so the tradition began. We have a particular ministry to journalism & printing which began when the first...More

Reviewed 19 June 2019

Our hop on hop off bus tour guide recommended we visit. We did and are so very glad we did. Quiet, serene, peaceful.. tucked right in the heart of the city of London. The museum and catacombs in the basement are free to visit and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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neilbellingham, Digital Communications, St Bride's Church at St Bride's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2019

Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for the review.

Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

The Roman pavement and remains visible in the crypt underpin this beautiful church, rebuilt from devastation. It is a shining light bearing testimony to the fearless and brave journalists who believe in reporting the truth to the point that they gave their lives to their...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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neilbellingham, Digital Communications, St Bride's Church at St Bride's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2019

Thank you for your review and mentioning our particular ministry to journalists.

Reviewed 13 April 2019

Finally made a long awaited visit, and was not disappointed. An oasis of calm in a bustling city. Lots of info in the basement going back to Roman times.

Date of experience: April 2019
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neilbellingham, Digital Communications at St Bride's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2019

Glad you enjoyed your visit. The information in the crypt forms part of our free exhibition. We only discovered all this extra history when the previous church was bombed during WWII.

Reviewed 17 March 2019

St Bride's Church near Fleet Street is another one of the Christopher Wren designed churches that were repaired after the Great Fire of London. Sadly, even this Wren's work was wrecked during the Blitz in World War Two and repaired again which is what we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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neilbellingham, Digital Communications at St Bride's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2019

Thanks for your review and visiting St Bride's. You're quite right, Wren's work was badly damaged during WWII as you mention, though the walls and steeple remained and the damage enabled us to discover nearly 1500 additional years of history back to Roman times which...More

Reviewed 7 March 2019 via mobile

There have been many churches on this site, the current one was designed by Christopher Wren, there has been an extensive rebuild after it was badly damaged in the blitz. The church has been adopted by the newspapers/journalists, there are photographs and details of some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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neilbellingham, Digital Communications at St Bride's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2019

Thank you for your review. We also have a wonderful musical tradition with regular lunchtime recitals and a professional choir which sings at our two Sunday choral services at 11am & 5:30pm. If you fancy a dose of cathedral-quality singing we'd look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 4 March 2019

My sister used to work around the block from this place and when my mum passed away, we had her memorial service here. The choir is really outstanding plus it's a beautiful setting - old Christopher Wren church tucked away behind Fleet Street. I was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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neilbellingham, Digital Communications at St Bride's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2019

Thanks for your review. So glad you enjoyed it. We're very proud of our choir and the standard of music making we have in our services. Our services are open to all and some are webcast via our website so you can hear the choir...More

Reviewed 15 January 2019

Fleet street was once the home of all of the London papers. The many pubs and restaurants were kept in business by the many journalists who worked on the street. This church, tucked away down a lane off Fleet street, was their place of worship...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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neilbellingham, Digital Communications at St Bride's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2019

Thanks for your review. You're quite right, Fleet Street used to be the production home for London's papers but though the printing presses have long moved away our connections with the news industry remain strong. Journalists & printers still regularly return for services and our...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Hidden away just a few steps from bustling Fleet Street, this church has a huge amount of history to explore. It's the 7th church on the site with the original dating back to Saxon times. The current building was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Walking back from a visit to St. Paul's, we noticed this church just a few steps off Fleet Street and stepped in. I had never heard of a church honoring members of the press, but that is the mission of this quaint place. The pews...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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