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I visited a number of churches on a dull day and the majority were gloomy inside, St Michael’s was... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Colin E
Medieval Parish Church

This is a beautiful old church. An oasis of peace in a busy world. We could see here its 17th... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
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St. Michaels Rectory St. Michael's Alley, London EC3V 9DS, England
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+44 20 7283 3121
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I visited a number of churches on a dull day and the majority were gloomy inside, St Michael’s was the gloomiest of the lot. I am impressed that photos of the church on the web show a bright sunny interior, photos can embellish. Per an...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a beautiful old church. An oasis of peace in a busy world. We could see here its 17th century structure and its 19th century furnishings. They claim to have 'An Organ of distinction, one of London's finest, most famous and most cherished'. and...More

Thank ranjanapathak
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Sunday morning, 11:00am. A gorgeous Classical-style building: blue ceiling, gold angels, powerful reredos, the scent of incense: to that add a proper choir & a talented organist singing/playing a Mozart Mass in the setting it was written for (rather than a concert hall) - the...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A haven with its tiny garden off busy Cornhill. A wealthy church of a wealthy city. Don't go in if you don't like incense!

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

We dropped in to see this church because one of my wife's distant ancestors was baptised here. The church itself has become encapsulated by modern buildings in the financial sector of London. The church goes back to the 10th century and has a lot of...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

St Michael's has a disproportionately large tower on it, so it looks out of place with the rest of the exterior because it was added 50 years later by Nicholas Hawksmoor, a rival to Christopher Wren. Wren designed the church a few years after the...More

Thank Kirk M
Reviewed 20 April 2016

St. Michael’s Cornhill is a medieval parish church in the City of London dating from some time prior to 1055. All but the tower was destroyed in the great fire of 1666 then rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren. ; current interior restoration dates from 1960....More

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City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
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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