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Church of St. Martin-within-Ludgate

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40 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7DE, England
+44 20 7248 6054
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a nice calm church with a very friendly staff

you have to look to find this church just a few steps from its big famous "sister" St. Pauls. The... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Niels T
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
Church with simplistic charm

called in for a look on the way to St Paul's Cathedral. Glad we did because it was beautiful in a... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Julie M
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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40 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7DE, England
City of London
+44 20 7248 6054
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

you have to look to find this church just a few steps from its big famous "sister" St. Pauls. The architect is the same though, Sir Wren. We happened to arrive in the middle of the noon service and the warden right away came with...More

1  Thank Niels T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

called in for a look on the way to St Paul's Cathedral. Glad we did because it was beautiful in a simple way. The guide was very friendly and helpful with information. There is a huge brass candelabra from the West Indies and many other...More

1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This peaceful, very pretty little church should not be missed. It is open daily (except Saturday) and admission is free. There has been a church on this site since 1174. William Penn was married here in 1643. The current church was rebuilt by Christopher Wren...More

1  Thank Zofia P
Reviewed 10 October 2016

A beautiful and historic church just east of St. Paul's Cathedral, down the hill on Ludgate. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. The pipe organ dates to the 17 century. Check the church website for free organ and choir concerts. Entrance...More

1  Thank Jack B
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The current church was rebuilt in 1677-86 by Sir Christopher Wren. It has some interesting features such as the original pulpit from 1680, elaborately carved dark wooden door cases and beautiful paintings. Some items originally were in other churches such as the 17th century bread...More

1  Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 27 April 2016

There has been a church on the site of St Martin within Ludgate since 1174. Like a lot of churches, in the City Of London, St Martin was destroyed during the Great Fire of London, in 1666, then mostly rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren. The...More

1  Thank Andrew081
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I completely agree with the three previous positive reviews of this apparently little-known City of London Guild church. St. Martin of Tours is a patron saint of travellers and the first church here centuries ago was adjacent to one of the old entrances to London...More

1  Thank WMIM
Reviewed 23 June 2015

This Church does not look spectacular from the outside but it is impressive inside. It feels so calm so a wonderful place to pray and think.

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

This church was built by Christopher Wren in the late 17th century. Some beautiful paintings of St. Martin, Mary Magdalen, and St. Gregory on the wall. Beautiful stained glass windows. Dark wooden alter with Exodus, The Our Father, and The Ten Commandments. There is a...More

1  Thank Piseu
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fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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