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Queen's Chapel of the Savoy

Savoy Hill | jcn. of The Strand, London WC2R 0DA, England
+44 20 7836 7221
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Barnet U3A London History Group Visit to Queen's Chapel of the Savoy

20 members of my group went on a tour of the Savoy Chapel. We had booked a full tour which included... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Mick O
A Real Gem

If you are interested in history, heraldry and churches this is the place to visit. It is a lovely... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
rabbit198
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The Chapel is the last surviving building of a hospital founded by Henry VII for homeless people in 1512. It stands on the area of London known as the Savoy.The Chapel belongs to Her Majesty The Queen in Her Right as Duke of Lancaster. It is a ‘free’ chapel or ‘peculiar’ not falling within any bishop’s jurisdiction, but remaining firmly within the Church of England.
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Savoy Hill | jcn. of The Strand, London WC2R 0DA, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

20 members of my group went on a tour of the Savoy Chapel. We had booked a full tour which included 'tea and biscuits' . Instead we were surprised to be offered plates of scones and fruit cakes - which were both wonderful (I had...More

Thank Mick O
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in history, heraldry and churches this is the place to visit. It is a lovely quiet refuge from the hubbub of The Strand and Waterloo Bridge. The fabric of the church is not very old but the site has a long...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Not much to add to some of the excellent reviews already made. This church is steeped in history and remains active on Sundays. Many are familiar with the Savoy Hotel but few are aware of the connection to the once powerful region of France and...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a hidden gem and well worth a visit. You will get much more out of the place if you can organise a guided tour as the people there really bring the place to life.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This took place in the 18th Century because they were both deemed to be equally responsible for holding an unlicensed wedding IE no Banns being read out. You didn't have to do very much in those days to find yourself being lodged in Milbank -...More

Thank Margaret Mary O
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Walking up from The Embankment Gardens to The Strand we stumbled across this charming chapel. We love old churches so went in and were delighted by it. Well worth half an hour away from the hustle and bustle.

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Visited after a friend told me about this hidden treasure: built from 1512 as part of a hospital inaugurated by Henry VII on the site of John of Gaunt’s palace. The organist was practising so that was a bonus, but unfortunately I didn't have time...More

Thank Lifestyler4
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

This Chapel is tucked away behind the Strand, but is well worth seeking out for a visit. The staff are friendly but not intrusive, ask about the very good guidebook. The chapel was badly damaged in the Blitz but has been colorfully restored and is...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

I tried visiting this chapel but sadly I got the hours right but not the day - it isn't open Friday. The exterior is unique, and the history is quite interesting, so I will have to try again next trip. It is beautifully sited in...More

Thank Jack B
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

What a find, directly behind the Strand and need to to The Savoy. Don't miss visiting, stunning Royal Chapel steeped in history and beauty by the bucket load. Resident guide in situ, who was extremely knowledgeable, welcoming and full of interesting stories about the place....More

3  Thank DamianLiverpool
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