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St. Magnus The Martyr

City of London
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Address: Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6DN, England
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+44 20 7626 4481
09:00 - 19:00
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Feast of St Blaise

Attended a lunchtime service as one of the few churches I know that offers the traditional blessing with candles. The service was perfect; a welcome respite to a busy day and a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a lunchtime service as one of the few churches I know that offers the traditional blessing with candles. The service was perfect; a welcome respite to a busy day and a chance to soak up the atmosphere. The model of London Bridge is amazing! Very welcoming congregation. I urge any visitor to catch a service if you have time.... More 

Thank mmckeonc
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gem of a Wren Church is located at the bottom of Fish Street Hill and Lower Thames Street. It is open Tuesdays to Fridays and holds Services on Sundays. The Church opens at 10am. Entry is free, and donations are very welcome. Once inside, there is a very old fire tender, made of wood and person pushed/ pulled. inside... More 

Thank rphood2004
Sandy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This lovely church was built where everyone crossing the old London Bridge used to enter the City of London. The church is dedicated to St Magnus the Martyr, Earl of Orkney, who died on 16 April 1118. He was executed on the island of Egilsay, having been captured during a power struggle with his cousin, one of his political rivals.... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The church itself is beautiful and built on the site of the original London Bridge and next to the old Billingsgate market. There are lots of interesting artifacts to browse. Outside you can see a wooden piling from a Roman wall dating back to around AD75, a clock which dates back to around 1709 and stones from the original stone... More 

Thank Taormina56
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

As another reviewer noted, the scale model replica of old London Bridge is well worth seeing, as is the interior of the church. My favourite part, however, is the 1709 clock, suspended from the church tower above an inset courtyard (see photo.) Do check the church Web site to see when it's open so you're not disappointed. The London Bridge... More 

1 Thank Abbotsbury92
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

For the benefit of those disappointed visitors who awarded a 'terrible' rating because they turned up on a Saturday when the church is closed to the public, the opening times for public visits and prayer, and times of services are clearly stated on the home page of the website and they do suggest that to avoid disappointment you should contact... More 

3 Thank WMIM
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I always visit this church when in London. Last Sunday I had the privilege of attending a Solemn High Mass, conducted with the splendour and reverence appropriate. The physical beauty of the church cannot be over emphasized, but it is the spiritual ambience that makes it so attractive. It is a working church rather than a museum. The services are... More 

1 Thank ajhg2014
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

A calm oasis with beautiful architecture and reconstruction of medieval London Bridge. Outside on the riverside is a grassy area for your picnic with views of the Shard and Tower Bridge. All free but do check opening times.

Thank daisy12015
London, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

T S Eliot makes a reference to the church in 'The Waste Land' and if you visit on a Sunday afternoon shortly after Mass and see the gilded pillars glint through the wisps of incense, you can begin to understand what he meant. This is one of the few City churches open outside of services during the week (according to... More 

Thank Samir S
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Although visiting times were on the door ie 9 till 4 the church was locked & no contact number. We were most disappointed having come down from the Midlands specially to see the model of Old London Bridge.

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