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Church of St. Martin-within-Ludgate

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Wren church in the shadow of St Paul's

Like so many of the City churches, the original mediaeval building on this site was destroyed by... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Nicholas H
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful little Christopher Wren church

We had a little free time before meeting friend for drinks, noticed this interesting place and... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
AggieJoe79
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Westerville, Ohio
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I completely agree with the three previous positive reviews of this apparently little-known City of London Guild church. St. Martin of Tours is a patron saint of travellers and the first church here centuries ago was adjacent to one of the old entrances to London...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

A beautiful and historic church just east of St. Paul's Cathedral, down the hill on Ludgate. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. The pipe organ dates to the 17 century. Check the church website for free organ and choir concerts. Entrance...More

1  Thank Jack B
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Like so many of the City churches, the original mediaeval building on this site was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. It was rebuilt to a design by Sir Christopher Wren and reopened in 1684. It's quite a small church but has...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had a little free time before meeting friend for drinks, noticed this interesting place and dropped in. No one there but us. Amazing little bits of history; Pocahantas attended here, as did William Penn's father (founder of Pennsylvania)

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Turned up mid week, mid day expecting to find it open. It wasn’t. Wasted trip. Have no idea how one can check before visiting

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

As is the case in this area of London another church by Wren. Not a large church but very calming and pretty.

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

you have to look to find this church just a few steps from its big famous "sister" St. Pauls. The architect is the same though, Sir Wren. We happened to arrive in the middle of the noon service and the warden right away came with...More

1  Thank Niels T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

called in for a look on the way to St Paul's Cathedral. Glad we did because it was beautiful in a simple way. The guide was very friendly and helpful with information. There is a huge brass candelabra from the West Indies and many other...More

1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This peaceful, very pretty little church should not be missed. It is open daily (except Saturday) and admission is free. There has been a church on this site since 1174. William Penn was married here in 1643. The current church was rebuilt by Christopher Wren...More

1  Thank Zofia P
Reviewed 10 October 2016

A beautiful and historic church just east of St. Paul's Cathedral, down the hill on Ludgate. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. The pipe organ dates to the 17 century. Check the church website for free organ and choir concerts. Entrance...More

1  Thank Jack B
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The current church was rebuilt in 1677-86 by Sir Christopher Wren. It has some interesting features such as the original pulpit from 1680, elaborately carved dark wooden door cases and beautiful paintings. Some items originally were in other churches such as the 17th century bread...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2016

There has been a church on the site of St Martin within Ludgate since 1174. Like a lot of churches, in the City Of London, St Martin was destroyed during the Great Fire of London, in 1666, then mostly rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren. The...More

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