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The City of London's 50-odd churches are part of its rich architectural heritage, ​and provides a peaceful place for worship and reflection.

Along with regular services, many churches offer lunchtime and evening programmes of music. Find out more about the Square Mile's churches on the Friends of the City Churches website.

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  1. All Hallows by the Tower All Hallows-by-the-Tower
    Though bombed in the Second World War, All Hallows remains a beautiful Grade I listed building. All are welcome to join the daily worship, as well as the regular discussion groups, concerts and exhibitions. Sunday services bring together adults and children from all over London and, often, from across the world. Byward Street, EC3R 5BJ.
  2. All Hallows on the Wall All Hallows-on-the-Wall
    The earliest known reference to a church on this site is from 1120. This church was rebuilt c.1300 and this in turn replaced by the current structure, designed by George Dance the Younger and built in 1765-7. Open to the public most Fridays 11am-3pm (call to check – 020 7588 8919). London Wall, EC2M 5ND.
  3. Chapel Royal of St Peter Ad Vincula Chapel Royal of St Peter Ad Vincula
    Situated within the Tower of London, the Chapel Royal, which was originally a parish church, contains monuments to former residents of the Tower and their captors. Services every Sunday, except during August and the annual London Marathon. HM Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB.
  4. Christ Church Newgate Christ Church Newgate (or Greyfriars)
    A ruin which now forms a public garden. Newgate Street, London, EC1.
  5. Dutch Church Dutch Church
    The Dutch Church dates from 1550 when King Edward VI gave Protestant refugees from the Netherlands permission to establish their own parish. It aims to be a meeting-place for Dutch people living and working in London for longer or shorter periods. The church is open on Sundays and at varying times during the week. 7 Austin Friars, EC2N 2HA.
  6. St Alban the Martyr St Alban the Martyr
    Largely destroyed by firebombs in 1941, William Butterfield's 1863 church was rebuilt by Adrian Gilbert Scott incorporating several features of the old building, including the massive saddleback tower, the east wall and the chapel. Mass: Sun 9.30am, 11am; Mon-Fri 1.10pm; Wed & Fri: 6.30pm; Sat 10am. Brooke Street, EC1N 7RD.
  7. St Alban Wood Street St Alban Wood Street
    A victim of the Blitz, only the church tower remains, marooned on a tiny traffic island.
  8. St Alphage St Alphage
    A ruin sandwiched between the roads and pedestrian walkways of London Wall.
  9. St Andrew Holborn St Andrew Holborn
    This church, situated between the City and the West End, has been a site of worship for at least 1,000 years, although when the Crypt was excavated in 2001 Roman remains were found. Also used as a conference and events venue. 5 St Andrew Street EC4A 3AB.
  10. St Andrew Undershaft St Andrew Undershaft
    A medieval church based near to the Gherkin and the Lloyds building. The church has been fully restored from damage received in the 1992 and 1993 bomb attacks in the City of London. St Mary Axe EC3A 8BN
  11. St Andrews by the Wardrobe St Andrew's-by-the-Wardrobe
    Destroyed in the Great Fire and bombed in the Blitz, today's church of St Andrew is a complete reconstruction nestling within Wren's walls. The simple grace of the exterior contrasts with a wealth of woodwork inside carved in traditional style. Normally open 10am-4pm weekdays. Queen Victoria Street, EC4V 5DE.
  12. St Anne & St Agnes
    Church on Gresham Street, just along from the Guildhall, which boasts a multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, multi-national congregation. Hosts a programme of free lunchtime concerts. Gresham Street EC2V 7BX.
  13. St Augustine Walting Street St Augustine Watling Street
    Another Blitz casualty, only the tower remains and now forms part of St Paul's Choir School. New Change, EC4
  14. St Bartholomew the Great St Bartholomew the Great
    One of London's oldest churches, founded in 1123 as an Augustinian Priory, St Barts has been in continuous use as a place of worship since at least 1143. Cloth Fair, West Smithfield, EC1A 7JQ. Charged entry.
  15. St Bartholomew the Less
    This small Anglican church is based within St Bartholomew's Hospital and there has been churches and chapels associated with the hospital over the past 800 years -its earliest predecessor, known as the Chapel of the Holy Cross, was founded nearby in 1123. West Smithfield EC1A 7BE.
  16. St Benet - the Metropolitan Welsh Church
    There has been a church on this site, dedicated to St Benet (or Benedict), since the 12th century and it has a fascinating history - it claims to be the only unaltered Christopher Wren church in the City. Sunday services are in Welsh with English translation. Paul’s Wharf, Queen Victoria Street EC4V 4ER.
  17. St Botolph's Aldgate St Botolph's Aldgate
    St Botolph without Aldgate sits at the threshold of the City and the East End. There has been a church on the site since at least 1115 and the current building dates from 1744 and was designed by George Dance the Elder, Architect of Mansion House. Aldgate High Street EC3N 1AB.
  18. St Botolph-without-Aldersgate St Botolph-without-Aldersgate
    St Botolph's is home to a thriving midweek church community of workers from local offices. There is a bible talk, The Aldersgate Talks, every Tuesday 1pm-1.30pm, to which anyone is welcome, whatever their background or view on Christianity. Open 1pm-4pm Tuesdays (Service 1pm-1.30pm). Aldersgate Street, EC1A 4EU.
  19. St Boltolph without Bishopsgate St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate
    The church, named after the patron saint of wayfarers, escaped the Great Fire of 1666 unharmed but was rebuilt 1725-9. Having only lost one window during bombings in World War II, the church was devastated by the terrorist bombs in 1992-3 but has undergone extensive restoration work since. Bishopsgate, EC2M 3TL.
  20. St Bride's St Bride's
    For 2,000 years, the site of St Bride's Fleet Street has been a place of worship – and for 500 years it has been the 'spiritual home' of church goers from the print and media industries. Open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. Ring for weekend hours. Fleet Street, EC4Y 8AU.
  21. St Clements Church Eastcheap St Clements Church Eastcheap
    In the C19th the church's interior was remodelled, its ceiling a replica of the original, depicting a wreath of flowers and fruit. The canopied pulpit is resplendant with elaborate carvings and the panelled walls are typical of the C17th. Open 8.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; Holy Communion: 1.05pm Thu. Clements Lane, EC4N 7HB.
  22. St Dunstan in the East St Dunstan-in-the-East
    German bombs destroyed the interior of the church in WW2 but the steeple remained intact as did the outside church walls, which now house a garden. A: St Dunstan's Lane, EC4
  23. St Dunstan-in-the-West St Dunstan-in-the-West
    Built between 988 and 1070, the original church survived the Great Fire but was rebuilt in 1831. Bombs damaged the tower in 1944, which was renovated in 1950 shortly before St Dunstan became a Guild Church. Open: Tue 11am–3pm; Wed 1pm–2pm; Fri 5pm–7pm; Sat 1pm–6pm; Sun 8am–3pm. A: 186A Fleet Street, EC4A 2HR
  24. St Edmund the King and Martyr St Edmund the King and Martyr
    The church offers a wide range of courses alongside meditation and discussion groups and resources for all interested in spirituality – churchgoers or not. The centre's facilities are used by professionals and organisations working in related areas including counselling. Open 10am-6pm daily. Lombard Street, EC3V 9AN.
  25. St Ethelburga’s Centre St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconcilliation and Peace
    Community church near to Liverpool Street Station which focuses on welcoming "people a year from all over the world who meet to share stories, skills and insights about how we can build relationships across divisions of conflict, culture and religion." 78 Bishopsgate EC2N 4AG.
  26. St Giles Cripplegate St Giles Cripplegate
    Little is known about the early Saxon church on this site but in 1090 a Norman church stood here. During the Middle Ages, the church was dedicated to St Giles, the patron saint of beggars and cripples. Services: Sun 8am, 10am, 11.30am (1st Sunday of month); 4pm; Mon-Thur 8.30am. Fore Street, Cripplegate, EC2Y 8DA.
  27. St Helen's Bishopsgate St Helen's Bishopsgate
    This historic church (there was a nunnery on site since the early 13th century) is strikingly juxtaposed against the modern glass panels of the Gherkin and was the parish church of William Shakespeare when he lived in the area in the 1590s. Great St Helen's EC3A 6AT.
  28. St James Garlickhythe St James Garlickhythe
    Church dedicated to the apostle St James - the first known mention of the church was in a will dated around 1100. Inside (although not on display) is a preserved mummy of man known as 'Jimmy Garlick'. Garlick Hill EC4V 2AL.
  29. St Katharine Cree Church St Katharine Cree Church
    A mix of Gothic and classical styles, the church's C17th organ was played by both Handel and Purcell while its ceiling, bearing the coats of arms of livery companies, reflects its Guild Church status. Open 10.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri. Services: Thu 1.05pm. Closed Christmas, Easter and August. A: 86 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 3BP.
  30. St Lawrence Jewry St Lawrence Jewry
    The official church of the City of London Corporation, St Lawrence was destroyed in the Great Fire but replaced by Wren with a Portland stone masterpiece. Damaged again in WW2, it was renovated by Cecil Brown in the Wren style. The church regularly holds free lunchtime concerts. A: Gresham Street, EC2V 5AA.
  31. St Magnus-the-Martyr St Magnus-the-Martyr
    Sermons were held here, following London's 1640 fire, commemorating the church's narrow escape. 24 years later however, in the Great Fire, St Magnus was second to perish. Today's church, though much altered internally, was the work of Sir Christopher Wren. Services: 12.30pm Tue-Fri; 11am Sun. A: Lower Thames Street, EC3R 6DN.
  32. St Margaret Lothbury St Margaret Lothbury
    The C12th church was rebulit in 1440, funded by Lord Mayor Robert Large (Caxton's Master) and rebuilt again by Wren following the Great Fire. Paintings of Moses and Aaron flank the high altar while the C19th organ, restored 1984, is one of the nation's finest. Open Mon-Fri 7am-6pm. Organ Recital Thu 1.10-2pm. A: Lothbury, EC2R 7HH.
  33. St Margaret Pattens St Margaret Pattens
    The name derives from “Pattens”, iron-ringed wooden soles fitted with leather straps, used to escape the London mud, sold in the lane beside the Church. The Church continues to offer a wide selection of church services for City workers and occasional musical concerts. Open: Mon-Thu 10.30am, Fri 7.30am A: Rood Lane, EC3M 1HS
  34. St Martin Orgar St Martin Orgar
    All that remains of this church is its churchyard and a blue plaque signalling where it once stood. A: Martin's Lane, EC4
  35. St Martin-within-Ludgate St Martin-within-Ludgate
    Upon the Reformation the church's patronage passed from the Abbot and Chapter of Westminster to the Bishop of Westminster, then in 1554 to the Bishop of London and finally to the Chapter of St Paul's. These patrons are represented in the stained glass windows in the north wall. A: Ludgate Hill, EC4M 7DE.
  36. St Mary Abchurch St Mary Abchurch
    Considered one of Wren's prettiest churches and decorated by some of his most talented associates, St Mary's spectacular church interior contains a wonderful grand alter, capped by four gilded urns. Open: Tue 10.30am-2.30pm. Services Wed 12:30 Thu 6pm. A: Abchurch Lane, EC4N 7BA
  37. St Mary Aldermary St Mary Aldermary
    St Mary is said to be the oldest City church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Having been among the largest and finest of the City's churches, a number of City notables were buried here while John Milton, married his third wife in the church in 1663. Open Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm, Mass at 1.05pm Mon and Thu. A: Watling Street, EC4M 9BW
  38. St Mary Woolnoth St Mary at Hill
    Church at the heart of Billingsgate which has survived the Blitz and two major fires. The Great Fire of 1666 consumed its interior, leaving only the walls and the brick work of the tower, but saw it rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren. Then, in 1988 a fire broke out on the roof. This once again devastated the interior and the reredos, pulpit, box pews and organ but the church was again rebuilt. Lovat Lane, Eastcheap EC3R 8EE.
  39. St Mary Moorfields St Mary Moorfields
    The present church, completed 1903, replaced a larger church on Finsbury Square pulled down in the construction of the Metropolitan line. It incorporates many of the latter's features including the marble columns and the effect of a top lit sanctuary. Open weekdays 6.45am-6.45pm. A: 4-5 Eldon Street, EC2M 7LS
  40. St Mary Woolnoth St Mary Woolnoth
    This important City church is the only example of Hawksmoor's work within the City and is, remarkably, the only City church to survive the Blitz unscathed. Lombard Street, EC3V 9AN.
  41. St Mary-le-Bow St Mary-le-Bow
    Founded in or around 1080 as the London headquarters of the archbishops of Canterbury, the medieval church of St Mary-le-Bow survived three devastating collapses before being completely destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. Home to the famous Bow Bells. Cheapside EC2V 6AU.
  42. St Mary-le-Bow St Michael's Cornhill
    Late medieval church which was burnt down in the Great Fire of 1666 and rebuilt between 1670-73, remodelled by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Today St Michael's has regular music concerts. Cornhill EC3V 9DS.
  43. St Olave Hart Street St Olave Hart Street
    St Olave Hart Street is a small mediaeval church, where Samuel Pepys and his wife Elizabeth lie buried. It was badly damaged by bombs during the Second World War but fully restored during the 1950s. Referred to by Dickens as 'ghastly grim' for its skulls over the entrance. 8 Hart Street EC3R 7NB.
  44. St Paul's Cathedral St Paul's Cathedral
    This landmark Diocese of London Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has overlooked the City and the capital since 604AD. St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M 8AD.
  45. St Sepulchre St Sepulchre without Newgate
    St Sepulchre-(the National Musicians' Church) is the largest church in the City of London. The tower and outer walls were built around 1450. Badly damaged in the Great Fire of 1666, the church was rebuilt by Wren's masons in 1670-71. Corner of Holborn Viaduct and Snow Hill, EC1A 9DE.
  46. St Stephen Walbrook St Stephen Walbrook
    Architecture expert Nikolaus Pevsner regarded this church as one of the 10 best buildings in England – originally built on the western bank of the river Walbrook, it was rebuilt by Wren after the Great Fire. Walbrook EC4N 8BN.
  47. St Vedast alias Foster St Vedast alias Foster
    Pretty church tucked down Foster Lane with a tranquil courtyard. After the Great Fire of London in 1666, it was repaired before being completely re-built under Sir Christopher Wren's supervision between 1695 and 1712. The most distinctive feature, the steeple, was constructed in 1709-12 and it is thought this is the work of Wren's assistant, Nicholas Hawksmoor. 4 Foster Lane, Cheapside EC2V 6HH.
  48. Temple Church Temple Church
    Famous now for its Da Vinci Code association, Temple is one of the most historic and beautiful churches in London. The church was built by the Knights Templar, the order of crusading monks founded to protect pilgrims on their way to and from Jerusalem in the 12th century. Temple, off Fleet Street EC4Y 7BB. Charged entry.
  49. Statue Wesley's Chapel
    This chapel was built in 1778 by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. The site is a complex of Georgian and Victorian buildings located in a fine Georgian courtyard. Visitors can explore John Wesley’s chapel, his house and the Museum of Methodism. 49 City Road EC1Y 1AU.
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