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The London Oratory

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A beautiful church, and the Latin mass on Sunday worth the experience.

Not always feasible, but I do my best to attend the 11.00 am mass on Sunday, and the mass is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith D
Greater London, United Kingdom
Beautiful Sunday Latin Mass

My wife, son, daughter and I attended Sunday mass at the London Oratory (Brompton Oratory) on... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
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Brompton Road | S. Kensington, London SW7 2RP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not always feasible, but I do my best to attend the 11.00 am mass on Sunday, and the mass is exceptional , and to compound this is the professional choir, with such heavenly voices. Throughout my attendance, I am totally divorced from the outside world,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Keith D
Reviewed 5 January 2019

My wife, son, daughter and I attended Sunday mass at the London Oratory (Brompton Oratory) on Brompton Road. To walk there you pass the Victoria & Albert Museum coming from one direction and Harrod's coming from the other direction. The Sunday mass was beautiful and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Vast and impressive church and wonderful architecture throughout. Dome is worth a look as is the altar. I wish I could have recorded the choir - amazing!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

Interested to see the chapel with the painting of Cardinal John Henry Newman , The Oratory is well worth a visit .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

There is a catholic boys college preparatory high school in Summit NJ USA named Oratory Prep which is affiliated with the same Oratory order of priests in the 1950s. It was a pleasure attending mass at the London Oratory since I also attended the namesake...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

I was visiting a friend in London and having been time the science museum for the afternoon my friend had said he wanted to show me this church. A handsome building from the outside but i wasn't expecting what I saw inside. What a stunning...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

When we visited this Nineteenth Century Baroque Church in S. Kensington, it was as beautifully proportioned and detailed as I had expected - but I was totally surprised by its young architect’s subtle variation of the classic cruciform plan. Instead of a perfectly symmetrical arrangement...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wendell D
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The Brompton Oratory is a beautiful Catholic Church in the heart of London. The outside is imposing but easily missed as you are traipsing past towards Harrods! As a Catholic I always try to stop, give a knee and light a candle but even to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank K7186FBannes
Reviewed 12 August 2018

During our visit to London, we were blessed to attend mass at Brompton Oratory aka Oratory of St Philip Neri aka Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The large building exterior is somewhat nondescript, but the large interior is spectacular with so many beautiful,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank VW49
Reviewed 11 August 2018

It was good to have a look around whilst I was in the area visiting the museums. It's a large Catholic church - one of the biggest in the UK. Although I'm Church of England I could still appreciate the church and although it doesn't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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26 February 2018|
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Response from Margaret Mary O | Reviewed this property |
The London Oratory, more commonly known as The Brompton Oratory.
1 October 2016|
Response from Geraldo503 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest 15 minutes beforehand is enough. What we found is that people sit a the back but if you walk further up the front there are more seats available. That seems to be what the locals do as well.