The Queen's Chapel is across Marlborough Road from St. James Palace. It is not generally open. As you pass by, check the notice board and see if there will be a service soon. As I walked by in May the notice said that on Sunday the choir would be singing Mozart's "Coronation" Mass, the Queen's Chaplin would be preaching and the alms would be collected for Help for Heroes. The church was designed by Inigo Jones in the early 17th Century. It is light. And lovely inside. It has been refurbished several times and is in very fine condition. The choir sings both in this chapel and in the Chapel Royal in St.James Palace. The 10 boy choristers wear costumes designed when the chapel was new. The service was lovely and the congregation friendly. I have attended most of the major churches in London over the years, but this is qute a unique experience. There is a plaque honoring Queen Alexandra, who was Danish, If nothing else, please take a walk down Marlborough Road and see the exterior of this chapel and if you are lucky you can catch the changing of the guard at St. James Palace. You will be in the company of about a hundred people not the thousand or more over at Buckingham Palace. Nice change of pace from the crowds.
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