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Discover this beautiful Wren church and its connections with the City of London.

St Lawrence Jewry is the municipal church of the City of London Corporation and a fine example of Christopher Wren's work.

A church has sat on this site since at least the twelfth century. The current church was one of Wren's most impressive and expensive rebuilds following the Great Fire of London. Though heavily damaged in 1940 in the Blitz, St Lawrence Jewry was rebuilt to Wren's original plans.

The church's distinctive name comes from its location near the old Great Synagogue – Jewry was the ideal addition to distinguish St Lawrence from its namesakes.

The interior of the church is particularly fine, with stunning glass windows and a classic interior of white walls and dark wood that grandly represent Wren's original vision.

The church hosts a variety of concerts, exhibitions and even special ceremonies involving the Lord Mayor. See the St Lawrence Jewry website for more details and listing.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 8am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 8am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 8am - 5pm
  • Thursday 8am - 5pm
  • Friday 8am - 5pm

Getting here

Find St Lawrence Jewry (south-west corner of Guildhall Yard)
EC2V 5AA on Google Maps

Or for more information see our How to find us page.

Also see...
    Stained-glass window showing St Lawrence

    ​Stained-glass window showing St Lawrence and designed by Christopher Webb