St. Clement Danes Church
St. Clement Danes Church
4.5
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
St Clement Danes church is the Central Church of The Royal Air Force. It is a perpetual shrine of remembrance to all those who have died in service in the RAF.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
How to get there
  • Temple • 3 min walk
  • Chancery Lane • 8 min walk
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
You can find this church located on an island in Strand before you enter the Fleet Street. During the 9th century the Danish men who were married to the English women were allowed to settle in this area and have a church for worship and burial.
It stayed unharmed from the 1666 London Fire, but as it was in such disrepair that Sir Christopher Wren had to design a new one. It received a direct hit from an enemy bomb in 1941. It stood in ruins for the next decade. It was reconsecrated as the Central Church of the Royal Air Force in 1958. RAF Church is a very serene church with bells that the Oranges and Lemons nursery rhyme tells us about. You can also see several statues of RAF heroes and more than than 1,000 RAF badges here.
Written 10 July 2023
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Simi Valley, CA982 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Upon the recommendation of a friend, thisRAF church in London drew us to see a Polish military memorial. Polish squadrons and crew stationed at RAF during WWII made significant contributions to the war effort.

Initially, we walked the entire perimeter of the church but didn’t notice a memorial. Finding a staff member to help us, we were then kindly directed to the left side of the church where a notable memorial is located on the floor of the church.

This is a place of spiritual significance especially for those whose family members have RAF history.
Written 25 June 2023
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL18,030 contributions
Dec 2022
We visited this church after trying St. Mary le Strand Church. This was another beautiful Sir Christopher Wren church. Today it is the church of the Royal Air Force and much of the interior design contains touches to the RAF. The church as a long history in the city but was totally gutted by the fires of the London blitz during WWII. For this reason when they got around to restoration, they dedicated to the RAF and incorporated all the modern symbolism design at that time. It is a beautiful church and it is great its connection with the RAF.
Written 25 May 2023
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Victoria
168 contributions
Aug 2022
Small but impressive church dedicated to the RAF. Stumbled onto this place unexpectedly, but glad we did. Quiet church with nearly no tourists. No entrance fee. Designed by Christopher Wren, and just as beautiful as his other buildings.
Written 24 August 2022
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,140 contributions
May 2022
I walked from Holborn station to see St. Clement Danes Church on my way to the St. Paul's Cathedral. Both of them were completed by Sir Christopher Wren.
Really nice!
Written 24 May 2022
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johnandlizb
Leamington Spa, UK1,011 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Not closed as Tripadvisor says. We called in hoping for a Tuesday lunchtime free concert but there are none on for now. But the church is beautiful and they have quite a few RAF related artefacts and some special record books. Lovely.
Written 18 January 2022
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familybrown176
Cape Town Central, South Africa255 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
A Haven in London . Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and dedicated to the RAF in 1958.
Sunday services are incredibly beautiful with choir in full voice .
Written 26 October 2021
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Hooray H
London, UK2,257 contributions
Sep 2020
I have walked past this church so many times admiring it's beauty & it's commanding location, right opposite King's College, London, in the centre of the road.
Written 17 March 2021
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,176 contributions
Sep 2020
The Bells of St Clements is all i could think of as we found St Clement Danes Church, a small church on an island road junction, pleasant to view.
Written 30 September 2020
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Yorkterrier01
York, UK2,650 contributions
Feb 2020
This church was originally designed and rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren on the site of older churches. It was damaged in the War significantly and then rebuilt being dedicated as the RAF Central Church since 1958.

It is a lovely and well kept church inside.
Written 26 April 2020
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