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St. James's Church

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impressive London church

Visited this Wren London church briefly one afternoon, it has a light and simple feel to it and is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter J
Chichester, United Kingdom
Impressive Old Church Designed By Sir Christopher Wren in 1672

Wren was commissioned to design this Anglican church in 1672 and it was opened in 1684.At that time... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2019
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this Wren London church briefly one afternoon, it has a light and simple feel to it and is a contrast to the hectic atmosphere of Piccadilly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peter J
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

This is the only church I have seen where homeless people are welcomed and have their own pews. The church itself is set out more like a theatre with exceptional wood carving and plasterwork. There is a charming garden with benches to the West of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 3 February 2019

There are numerous church venues in London for free afternoon concerts and St. James’s Piccadilly is among the top two or three. We recently attended one of theses concerts and were glad we did. The church is welcoming, comfortable and an excellent place for concerts....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Harry M
Reviewed 25 January 2019

Wren was commissioned to design this Anglican church in 1672 and it was opened in 1684.At that time it was on the outskirts of London . It is made of red brick and stone and is an impressive old church now surrounded by more modern...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 13 January 2019

I had always wanted to go to this church because of family history - my 4x great-grandfather got married here in 1815. The church is a great building which is hardly surprising as the architect is Wren, and there are magnificent pieces by Grinling Gibbons...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Holfy
Reviewed 19 December 2018

The Gibbons carvings are wonderful, but what brought me here was a performance by the Porcupine Players of Mozart's Magic Flute. It was quite magical indeed. Enthusiastic --and sometimes excellent--singing and performances (Papgeno/Queen of the Night, especially), touching staging (children stealing every scene they were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vicarmuddlebush
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Located a block from Piccadilly Circus, this Christopher Wren-designed church is a little gem. Significantly damaged in WWII, it has been restored. The Grinling Gibbons baptismal font and altarpiece are works in themselves and the stained glass is quite lovely. The church offers free lunchtime...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

This Christopher Wren designed church long before it became increasingly surrounded by shops and offices, explain it's seemingly odd places in the heart of Piccadilly. The stained glass windows are magnificent and the interiors arches are English Baroque in miniature. It can be quite dark...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We were strolling around Piccadilly passing time before a theatre show, so we decided to go into the church. As it happened, there was a recital by an orchestra of young pupils, so we sat for a while and enjoyed both the classical music as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 22 September 2018

beautiful church ,on busy thoroughfare ,well worth a visit especially on Fridays ...free musical recital and craft market in grounds ..

Date of experience: August 2018
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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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