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St. John's Smith Square

Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA, England
+44 20 7222 1061
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Emerson Quartet

Great venue for Beethoven's music and an encore of Bach The acoustics were good even at the back in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JCDown
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Victoria, Canada
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Concert hall

St. Johns Smith Square is close to Victoria Tower Gardens and to the banks of The River Thames and... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
rayrest
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Classical music concerts are presented at St John's church.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“concert hall” (13 reviews)
“baroque music” (5 reviews)
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Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA, England
Westminster
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue for Beethoven's music and an encore of Bach The acoustics were good even at the back in row T Nice to know that something special has been remade out of the bombed former church Great pub 50 meters down the road

Thank JCDown
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

St. Johns Smith Square is close to Victoria Tower Gardens and to the banks of The River Thames and not far from The Houses of Parliament. Here is located a concert area that hosts classical music on certain days of the week. There are places...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I was invited to perform here with The Hong Kong Learner's Choir. I sang a segment of my Chinese Opera vignette and the house was packed! This church is very beautiful and it has wonderful acoustics, so you are able to hear in any seat....More

Thank lr62194
Reviewed 19 May 2017

For some tears this venue has hosted the London( previously Lufthansa) Festival of Baroque Music. There is always at least one really really outstanding performance, and tonight's might have been the one : a concert interpretation by i Fagiolini of Monteverdi's Orfeo. The sound made...More

Thank logicsticks
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious dinner in comfortable and spotless surroundings. The staff were extremely polite and the service was excellent.

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A ten-minute walk from the Westminster tube station, this former church is an excellent venue for classical music. We visited on Good Friday and heard a wonderful concert by Alamire, a choral ensemble that performed sacred music from the Tudor era. The acoustics in the...More

Thank Sidney_Brewer
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This concert hall - derived from a large old church - is in the classical shoe-box shape and has great accoustics. Amazing really when you consider that it was fire-bombed during the War and totally gutted. Fantastic piece of restoration. Comfortable seats. Good restaurant with...More

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 20 December 2016

In my opinion this is one of the best venues in London for classical music, offering also a nice bar and restaurant in the crypt. It's a similar concept to St Martin in the Fields in Trafalgar square, with a former church converted into a...More

1  Thank Roberta F
Reviewed 18 November 2016

If you are a regular of the South Bank and the Barbican, you should add this place to your list of regular concerts (as well as the Wigmore and the Cadogan Hall). More intimate than all of the above and with very high quality music....More

1  Thank guitarman666
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The former church at the Smith Square, built in the early 18th century, was directly hit by a bomb and destroyed in fire during the air raid in 1941. Twenty years after the war it was restored and turned into the concert hall. It is...More

1  Thank Borzov
Nearby
Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
...More
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