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St Olave's Church

8 Hart Street, London EC3R 7NB, England
+44 20 7488 4318
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St Olave's is an historic church in the City of London and final resting place of English diarist, and observer of the Great Fire of London, Samuel Pepys.
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8 Hart Street, London EC3R 7NB, England
City of London
+44 20 7488 4318
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Located in the insurance area of the City of London, the following organisations have connections to the church: The Clothmakers Company, The Trinity House, The Wine & Spirits Trade and The Environmental Cleaners Company. As a result the church is well looked after. When I...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This was recommended as one of those things you see "off the beaten path" it would have been good to go inside but it was not open when we visited. The entrance to the church with the skulls over the top is neat to see...More

Thank JHarris_9
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Literally tucked away and easy to miss, but what a jewel! This little church bridges an enormous span of history and the Rector tells many a fascinating tale of wars, famous parishioners, fires and the sheer luck that it was not totally destroyed in WW2....More

Thank spinningjen2017
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Just another remarkable church. But a great deal of history to enjoy and learn about. Not really a must see, but if you get to see it, great place off the beaten path.

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Well worth a visit. Samuel Pepys worshiped here, and had his Navy office across the road. There are many old pieces inside which survived the bombs of WW2.

Thank alaninbow
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you are in this area of London, try to find time to visit this old church. It is situated on the corner of Hart Street and Seething Lane, not far from Fenchurch Street Station and the Tower of London. There are many interesting things...More

Thank YeovilWuppy
Reviewed 12 September 2016

St Olave's is a very special place whether you are a historian or a Christian. Its history extends back in time to when the Vikings were here and it survived the Blitz so there are so many facts woven into the tapestry of the City...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Walked past by accident and went in to have a look around. There was a parishoner in there who made us very welcome and told us of all the history of the church. So interesting and never even asked for a donation but of course...More

Thank lavender470
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Fascinating visit. Lots of historical information, in particula i n reference to Sir Francis Walsingham.

Thank 1265Steve
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Lovely little gem hidden in the backstreets of London.Burial place of Samuel Pepys and his wife. Survived the fire of London and damaged during the blitz. a real look into the history of the area.

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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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