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St. Mary le Strand

London WC2R 1ES, England
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Beautiful carvings

This is a church of England church at the eastern end of the Strand and it stands conspicuously on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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St. Mary le Strand

The facade of this tiny church situated in the middle of the Strand thorough fare in London is... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Della G
Coquitlam, Canada
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“Beautiful carvings”
9 Feb 2017
“St. Mary le Strand”
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London WC2R 1ES, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a church of England church at the eastern end of the Strand and it stands conspicuously on a traffic island. It is the official church of the Women's Royal Naval Service and has a book of remembrance for members who died in service....More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The facade of this tiny church situated in the middle of the Strand thorough fare in London is always intriquing. It is a very unique barogue style church. It beckons you as you approach it along the Strand. It is a hit or miss trying...More

Thank Della G
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The second island church on the Strand (St. Clement Danes is the other, just to the Northeast), St. Mary-le-Strand has always captivated my daughter. We visited when she was five and seeing the little church in the center of the road is one of her...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 19 March 2016

The façade against the azure sky was magnificent. Stepping beyond this highly ornate exterior leads to a lovely interior. The richly decorative ceiling is glorious, with outstanding detail. Numerous stained glass windows enhanced the ambient light. In particular the trio of blue ones enveloping the...More

2  Thank permia
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Having discovered St Clement Dane's church by happenstance, I stumbled across this gem in the same way, and at first thought I had approached St Clement's from the rear. Nope, this is something of an "island twin" and is also built right in the middle...More

1  Thank William W
Reviewed 10 December 2015

We had walked from Trafalgar Square and were heading up the Strand amongst the weekday lunchtime crowds, in the direction of Fleet Street. As we approached Somerset House, we came upon St. Mary-le-Strand located in the middle of the roadway. It is a charming, small...More

1  Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 4 June 2015

If you are in the Strand and overwhelmed by the crush of people and traffic go into this lovely quiet church. Take time to study the magnificent ceiling. The guide on duty, during our visit, was keen to share his knowledge of the church and...More

1  Thank Howie1949
Reviewed 10 April 2015

St Mary-le-Strand is one of London's 'Queen Anne' churches and was built in 1717. At this time an act of parliament was passed which hoped to build 50 new churches in areas where the city was rapidly expanding. Today's church is a fine example of...More

1  Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed 22 February 2014

St. Mary-le-Strand is one of two island churches, along with St. Clement Danes Church, found in the middle of the bustling Strand near the Somerset building. It is a small church and can be visited quite quickly if you are intending to also see the...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 20 September 2013

If the harried pace of the City is getting to you, stop in St. Mary-le-Strand. Once inside, the cacophony of urban life almost disappears and you may feel a sense of calm wash over you. That's because the architect, James Gibbs, designed the church without...More

Thank madarchangel
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