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“Something special”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The London Oratory

The London Oratory
Ranked #325 of 1,596 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Something special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

As you slip into the Brompton Oratory, after a hard day's museum wandering, the effect is almost narcotic.The quiet, touched with incense - is immediate and inviolable. You edge into a pew and let your eyes wander over the stunning architecture. Is it possible you are still in London, and ten steps away from the din and rattle of the Brompton Road? No, you have been transported to another place. Some time passes, and you begin to wonder if this is what they call a religious experience. Some more time passes - was it minutes or hours? - and you stagger out into the harsh light of now and today.

Visited October 2013
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Helena, MT
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76 reviews
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“Beautiful church, quick visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

This church is right next door to the V & A Museum and Gallery so it is very convenient to visit. It is rare to find such beautiful catholic church in central London. Outstanding architecture and the perfect place to rest and meditate for a few quiet moments.

Visited April 2013
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Anon
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17 reviews
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

I went three times- for a look-see, a low latin mass and a high latin mass. It was so beautiful I wanted to move to London just to go here every day!

Visited April 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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135 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Music of the highest order”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

This is the heart of the great Catholic musical tradition.Old fashioned, old style, traditional to its core -almost like visiting a museum but everything is justified by the sheer quality of the wondrous music.

Visited March 2013
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