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St. Mary le Strand

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Most Helpful Positive Review
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

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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

2  Thank Jack B
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

St Mary le Strand is a Church of England church at the eastern end of the Strand in the City of Westminster, London & dates back to January 1723 St Mary Le Strand is effectively situated on a traffic island which makes it very unique....More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This church in the middle of a busy London street has a very pretty interior. Lovely blue stained glass, great ceiling and intriguing pictures of Charles 1 and his Queen propped behind the ornate font. It is often locked up so try going to a...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This is a pretty church and a striking statue of Gladstone outside. Right on the Strand and opposite the Australian Embassy (Australia House). A great example of a church in this wonderful city.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This is a lovely little church we stumbled upon on our way to watch "Mamma Mia" in the nearby Novello theater. While the church was already closed while we visited, the lights from within it made the windows look particularly beautiful.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 4 November 2017

While visiting London, it is not unusual to find churches located in some interesting locations. St. Mary le Strand is one such church. It is located in the middle of a busy roadway in the Strand, opposite the Strand Building. It is an elegant small...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The church is on a traffic island very near to Somerset House. It was first built in 1222 but was pulled down to make way for building of Somerset House. A new church was built 1714 and consecrated in 1723. It is well known for...More

Thank HappyMama41969
Reviewed 25 September 2017

It is worth visiting central London churches, not only to see the often splendid interiors but also to meet one or two of the group of volunteers who ensure that central London churches are kept open most of the time. I happened to visit St...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 7 June 2017

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

1  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

2  Thank Jack B
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