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Historic Church

Best to visit in the mornings to see this historic church dating back to the 12th century. It was... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
Guildford, United Kingdom
Very nice church

I ain't religious but I do appreciate some good architecture and St Helens is a great building... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Simon D
Montrose, United Kingdom
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8 Feb 2018
“Historic Church”
16 Jan 2018
“Very nice church”
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Best to visit in the mornings to see this historic church dating back to the 12th century. It was bombed twice by the IRA with extensive damage but has been restored fully and still maintains many original features. Many historic graves, placques, sword stands and...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

I ain't religious but I do appreciate some good architecture and St Helens is a great building surrounded by a backdrop of the gherkin and a more modern London. It is actually hidden off the main street a little bit and sits in front of...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This church believes in reaching out: to as many people as possible and tell the glorious news of Jesus. Each September the church opens its doors, along with many other buildings of historical or architectural interest, to members of the public. Good to visit to...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

A small built in the 12th century but was extensively repaired in 1995 after a terrorist bomb in 1992. It is fully in the shadow of the gerkin.

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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A great service. Thank you. Went to the 10.30 with some good friends and had a very interesting time. The speaker was great. The place was clean and tidy and was ideal. Thank you.

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Squashed between the city's high rise buildings is this little gem. Was unable to het access just sat peacefully and took in architecture.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 22 April 2016

The 12th century church of St Helens Bishopsgate is slightly hidden away; to find head for The Gerkin then walk west along Undersaft. Having survived the Great Fire of London and the World War 2 it did not do so well against IRA bombs in...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2015

The words 'Hidden Treasure' can easily be applied to this little church. It is one of London's oldest buildings now absolutely dwarfed by the cities newest skyscrapers. It sits in the shadow of the Gherkin and very close to the building site of the Pinnacle....More

1  Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed 8 March 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit, a calm retreat from the noise all around it. We were struck by the warmth of the welcome from the lady in the church office: it made all the difference. The church has a very interesting history.

1  Thank ClassicalBoy
Reviewed 25 January 2014

This small church sits right at the foot of the "Gherkin" building and is a gem. The structure survived the Great Fire and the Blitz, and is filled with interesting memorial plaques, tomb effigies, etc. This is a functioning church, admission is free, visit the...More

1  Thank Carol B
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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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