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St Sophia's Cathedral

St. Sophias Church Vicarage Moscow Road | Bayswater, London W2 4LQ, England
+44 20 7229 7260
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Reserved seats during the Holly Week (?!)

I am an Orthodox and I have visited the church several times in the past, but the last time I was... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
zoi_kel
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Gorgeous Byzantine Mosaics

This cathedral was built in the 19th century for the London Greek community and has amazingly... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Deatra T
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San Antonio, Texas
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St. Sophias Church Vicarage Moscow Road | Bayswater, London W2 4LQ, England
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I am an Orthodox and I have visited the church several times in the past, but the last time I was in shock. On my disappointment, I found out that there were on the front rows of seats reserved SIGNS. Since when some people have...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This cathedral was built in the 19th century for the London Greek community and has amazingly detailed and beautiful mosaics. The floor is intricate, but the wall and dome decorations are superb. The high rood is engraved, carved, and painted. This is an absolute jem....More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is a majestic and unparalleled masterpiece. An exemplar of Greek Orthodox Cathedrals, with a long-lasting and fascinating history that teaches us Faith. During each Divine Liturgy, the Chorus add to the majestic experience of Byzantium. Gold mosaics, life-like icons, the wisely detailed masterplan and...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

There is none who does Holy Week better than the Greek Orthodox church.This beautiful and often forgotten Cathedral is a gem of a building .The stunning iconostasis with its plethora of different icons, the exquisite mosaics that decorate the cupola as well as the enormous...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

I visited several times for worship but it is wonderful place to visit if someone loves exploring buildings with different architecture. It worth visiting during a mass as they have a wonderful choir. Masses run every Sunday morning until 12:30 but the church is open...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

A Greek Orthodox church in Bayswater district is a fantastic place to visit for its great architecture (it was designed by John Oldrid Smith in 1882) and its rich and splendor interior. You can spend hours admiring the details of its interior decoration. A hidden...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This church is amazingly beautiful inside and out. The architecture is superb. Very worthy of a visit. Calming and relaxing.

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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This is the most beautiful orthodox cathedral steeped in history. It's always busy when there is a service on the choir is beautiful. The icons and detail the gold and ornate is exquisite you can spend hours looking round and feel so at peace there....More

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Reviewed 3 April 2016

The location of this church is just near Hyde Park, and the building is beautiful. It feels like you have gone back in time. Worth looking in to if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We were fortunate to be married in St Sophia Aghia the Greek orthodox cathedral in Moscow Road Bayswater London. This gem looks ordinary from outside but the interior decoration is exquisitely beautiful. The choir sang for our wedding and the Gregorian chanting was the divine...More

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Response from Sophia P | Reviewed this property |
Always on w Sunday for service and usually a wedding or two on a Saturday not sure re other times
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