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The chapel of the Convent of the Assumption
The chapel of the Convent of the Assumption

In a posh Kensington square, what looks to be a classic Victorian Anglican church is actually a French Catholic convent.

Visit St Bride Church’s ancient crypt and museum
Visit St Bride Church’s ancient crypt and museum

The famous journalist’s church on Fleet Street also contains a museum of over 2,000 years of London history in its crypt.

St. Luke’s Parish, Tiptree
St. Luke’s Parish, Tiptree

In the heart of the jam making village of Tiptree is this grand and rather large parish church built in the middle of the Victorian era.

The medieval St Giles Cripplegate inside Barbican
The medieval St Giles Cripplegate inside Barbican

Surround by the modern Barbican estate, this old church is one of the few within the City of London that are medieval in nature, having survived the Great Fire of London and WW2 bombs.

Holy Trinity Church Sloane Street
Holy Trinity Church Sloane Street

Just off Sloane Square is a church that amongst many notable things, also also famously wider that St Paul’s Cathedral.

Chelsea’s Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas More
Chelsea’s Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas More

On a very small side street near Kings Road is a modern yet older looking Catholic Church with a very long name.

See inside St Bartholomew-the-Less church
See inside St Bartholomew-the-Less church

Just around the corner from the grand and impressive St Bartholomew-the-Great church is its smaller cousin, the Less.

Tickets Alert: Opportunity to photograph inside Westminster Abbey
Tickets Alert: Opportunity to photograph inside Westminster Abbey

For the first time ever, Westminster Abbey is allowing photography within its building by members of the public.

Visit St James’s Church Piccadilly
Visit St James’s Church Piccadilly

There’s a church next to busy Piccadilly Circus which most us probably know more from the market in its courtyard than the church behind.

Inside London’s own Notre Dame church
Inside London’s own Notre Dame church

One of the more famous churches in London can be found just off Leicester Square, and was also once home to an even more famous entertainment venue.

Admire the “Wedgwood chapel” in Greenwich
Admire the “Wedgwood chapel” in Greenwich

Behind a gray stone facade and up some plain steps can be found a riot of blue and gold — the Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College.

The churches of Cambridge
The churches of Cambridge

An old city with lots of wealth and people, has a lot of old churches to visit – so a perambulation around the Churches of Cambridge.

Ilford’s oldest building – the Norman era hospital chapel
Ilford’s oldest building – the Norman era hospital chapel

Hidden behind a high wall, an ancient building in Ilford is not just the oldest building in Ilford, but one of the oldest in the entire of London.

The ancient church serving modern lunches
The ancient church serving modern lunches

One of the oldest churches in the City of London has secured a new life, by serving up coffees and sarnies to hungry city workers.

Visit England’s only 18th century hospital chapel
Visit England’s only 18th century hospital chapel

A small door in an old building conceals a chapel to the memory of the man who founded a great hospital.

The magnificently restored Roman Catholic Church of St Monica
The magnificently restored Roman Catholic Church of St Monica

An old Roman Catholic church was undergoing restoration when they uncovered something remarkable, and now the restoration is astonishing.

St Paul’s Cathedral drops photography ban
St Paul’s Cathedral drops photography ban

St Paul’s Cathedral has decided to allow photography within the building, overturning a ban that was often surreptitiously ignored anyway.

St John the Baptist Church, Aldbury
St John the Baptist Church, Aldbury

A tiny village contains an exceptionally old, and magnificent church. This is St John the Baptist Church in Aldbury, near Tring.

Restoring St. Margaret Church’s 300 year old clock
Restoring St. Margaret Church’s 300 year old clock

Next to mighty Westminster Abbey is the rather smaller St. Margaret’s Church, and at the moment, the Tudor era tower is covered in scaffolding.

Westminster Abbey’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries
Westminster Abbey’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries

High up above the Nave of Westminster Abbey is a new exhibition space, with incidentally, what has often been described as the “the best view in Europe”.

There are now more churches in the UK than pubs
There are now more churches in the UK than pubs

Timely news from the National Church Trust which has been watching the demise of the local pub for the date that the number of pubs sinks below the number of churches.

St Elizabeth of Portugal Church
St Elizabeth of Portugal Church

Dedicated to a 14th-century queen consort of Portugal, it claims to be oldest standing Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Southwark.

A brief look inside St Mary’s Cable Street
A brief look inside St Mary’s Cable Street

There’s a rather fine looking church in East London that I have passed on many an occasion with doors locked, but last week, the doors were open, so inside I went.

See inside the Our Lady of Compassion Church
See inside the Our Lady of Compassion Church

Sitting next to what was once the West Ham football club, and is now a generic housing development is a one-hundred(ish) year old Catholic Church.