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All Hallows by the Tower Garden

All Hallows by the Tower

All Hallows by the Tower, Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ

Opening hours

Gates are opened and closed by All Hallows by the Tower.

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​​About this garden

​This garden is an unusally designed sunken church garden, that's perfect for a pit stop if you've been visiting the Tower of London.

History

All Hallows by the Tower is the oldest church in the City of London and one of the oldest fuctional Christian churches in London. It was founded in 675 by the Abbey of Barking, four hundred years before the building of the Tower of London. The present building is a fascinating mixture of architectural styles - starting with the Saxon, through Norman, Crusader, Medieval, seventeenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.​

It is one of the few London churches that escaped the Great Fire of London. As the fire raged in 1666, Samuel Pepys climbed the brick tower of All Hallows to watch the progress of the fire across London. Pepys lived in Seething Lane, across the road from All Hallows.​

Published:
10 May 2012
Last Modified:
20 August 2019

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