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Churches

(A selection of the churches of London)

We recommend that you check with any church 24hr prior to a visit as short notice closures are common

 

All Hallows by the Tower - the oldest church in the City of London, regular guided tours, download an audio tour to take on your visit - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.allhallowsbythetower.org.uk

 

Christ Church - Spitalfields - offer guided tours for groups of 10 people or more by prior arrangement, see the result of major restoration - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.ccspitalfields.org/visitus

 

St Bride's Church - Roman mosaic pavement in the south east corner of the Crypt, Medieval Chapel in the north east corner, The trompe l'oeil behind the Altar, The Journalists' Altar serves as a memorial table to the many journalists and support staff who have who have died in the conflicts of the 21st Century while bringing us the news. Tours are held on Tuesday afternoons - Fleet Street - Step free access to the ground level via Salisbury Court entrance. Access to the Crypt is by steps only.
www.stbrides.com

 

St Martin-in-the-Fields - is a church, café, concert venue and shop on the north-west corner of London’s Trafalgar Square, audio guides available in English and Spanish, art and exhibitions on display across the site - Trafalgar Square - "St Martin-in-the-Fields Church can be entered using the steps in the front of the church or via a ramp on the north side of church. The Crypt can be accessed through a lift in Church and the glass entrance pavilion using the stairs or a lift.The Crypt is the location for the Café in the Crypt, Gallery in the Crypt and Shop."
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/

 

St Mary le Strand The present church is one of those built following the 1711 Act for building new churches in London and its suburbs. These are generally known as the Queen Anne churches - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.stmarylestrand.org

 

St Mary-le-Bow (Bow Bells) - built c.1080 by Lanfranc, William the Conqueror’s Archbishop of Canterbury who accompanied him from Bec in Normandy. The sound of Bow bell is that which distinguishes an area in which ‘Cockneys’ are said to be born - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.stmarylebow.co.uk

 

St Olave's - St Olave’s survives as a rare example of the mediaeval churches that existed before the Great Fire of London in 1666 - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.sanctuaryinthecity.net

 

St Paul's Cathedral - St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Climb up the dome to the Whispering Gallery and try out its unique acoustics, touchscreen multimedia tour - "The south churchyard entrance is step-free, and is the recommended access for entry for wheelchair users and people who cannot negotiate the steps. The south churchyard entrance leads to a modern lift serving the crypts and Cathedral floor...Audio Description Guides are included in the cost of admission. A guided touch tour is available if booked in advance...The Cathedral is equipped with a hearing loop system that covers the Cathedral floor. This is used at all services for spoken word elements...Access to the Whispering Gallery (257 steps), Stone Gallery (additional 119 steps) and Golden Gallery (additional 152 steps from Stone) is via stair only"
www.stpauls.co.uk

 

St Stephen Walbrook - One of Wrens fine churches, well worth a visit - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
ststephenwalbrook.net

 

St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate (Old Bailey) - St. Sepulchre is the largest parish church in the City of London. The church has an important history dating back to 1137 Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
stsepulchres.org

 

Saint Bartholomew the Great - one of London's oldest churches. Founded in 1123 as an Augustinian Priory, it has been in continuous use since 1143, cafe - "The only way with step-free access is along the path from the West Smithfield square underneath the Elizabethan Gatehouse. There are only very minor changes in level on the way into the church this way."
www.greatstbarts.com

 

The Temple Church - This is the church of Inner and Middle Temple, two of England’s four ancient societies of lawyers, the Inns of Court, one of the most historic and beautiful churches in London - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.templechurch.com

 

Westminster Abbey - Westminster Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building, audio guides are available in eight languages, Verger-led tours of the Abbey are available - Disabled friendly but restricted wheelchair access via the North Door, "For a detailed disabled access guide to Westminster Abbey, please visit the DisabledGo website...A Touch Tour is available for visually impaired visitors in large-print or Braille. We also provide large-print and Braille versions of the Welcome Leaflet for visitors to the Abbey, a Braille booklet covering St Margaret's Church and tactile maps in Braille of the Abbey.The Abbey is equipped with a hearing loop system that covers the whole of the Abbey main building. This system is used at all Services"
www.westminster-abbey.org

 

Westminster Cathedral - home to many distinguished works of artistic merit. The foundation stone was laid in 1895 and the fabric of the building was completed eight years later, The Tower Viewing Gallery gives spectacular views over London from 64 metres (210 feet) above street level. See a display of rare ecclesiastical objects, vestments, chalices and sacred relics - "There is level access to the Cathedral through the main entrance, the side entrance from Morpeth Terrace and the passageway from the piazza between the Cathedral and St Paul's Multimedia book shop...An induction loop system is installed for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted Mass on the first Sunday of the month takes place at 4.30pm in Cathedral Hall. Many of the major liturgies are interpreted in BSL.
www.westminstercathedral.org.uk

 

 

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