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Didn't expect this grand old gate on our route through Clerkenwell. You see so many different... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Hastings, United Kingdom
St. John Ambulance history

Joined a free tour (donations appreciated) through the remaining areas of St. John's Gate. Thought... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Burlington, Canada
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“St. John Ambulance history”
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Didn't expect this grand old gate on our route through Clerkenwell. You see so many different features of London when you get off the Tube and walk. This is one of them. St John's Gate is an old gatehouse you can take tours of. Sadly,...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Joined a free tour (donations appreciated) through the remaining areas of St. John's Gate. Thought you knew about St. John Ambulance? This is the story of how it evolved from monks, crusaders, Knights of Hospitalers, to present day first aid teachers and providers. Great history...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

After visiting the Museum of the Order of St John you can walk over for a look at the Priory. I attended Opera by candlelight here which was lovely. It would have been better if they had dimmed the lights and had candles. I was...More

1  Thank KAW687
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Fantastic visit! The lady went out of her way to help us! As I am a member of the order I got to see a few things extra with my husband who not in the organization! It is worth seeing it if you interested in...More

1  Thank Michell C
Reviewed 7 March 2016

As a member of St John Ambulance being able to visit a place linked to the history was really good. Members of the public are able to go round the St John's Gate Museum and can be booked onto tours that take you into other...More

1  Thank AWatson1
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is a surprising little gem in the middle of Clerkenwell, it's a former Priory that housed the Hospitaller's who were Knight's in The Order of St John - there are daily tours conducted by qualified guides, who will tell you about its colourful past.

1  Thank Denise G
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Came here on a private visit with the Friends of the Royal Academy. It is almost unknown to tourists and looks small from the outside, but the tour was fascinating. There is so much of historical interest and I definitely recommend the guided tour which...More

Thank WMIM
Reviewed 22 November 2014

Come for the gate and stay for the museum and crypt. It's free and in the oldest section of London, not far from Smithfield's market (where William Wallace was put to death) and the Monument and Tower Hill area. The museum tells the story of...More

2  Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 18 November 2014

We didn't coincide our visit time to join a guided tour which might have been worthwhile so only saw the exhibits. There were 5 short consecutive video presentations giving a short history of the Order of St John. Fascinating and as we were almost the...More

Thank g4ybu
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Our tour guide started promptly at 1100 and proceeded to give all 7 members of us a very interesting one and a half hour tour(optional £5 payment) around St.John's Gate and the Priory Church. 35 years ago I actually worked within 100 yards of St.John's...More

1  Thank JWR
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of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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