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A Notting Hill surprise

One associates London with the grand Anglican and Catholic cathedrals. But in Notting Hill, on... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
AussiesBallarat
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Ballarat, Australia
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 31 May 2018

One associates London with the grand Anglican and Catholic cathedrals. But in Notting Hill, on Moscow Road near Bayswater Tube station, is a Greek Orthodox gem. The only problem with access is that the opening hours are reasonably restricted (it does not open every day,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Deatra T
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Stefanos K
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Vivi P
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank SYLFIS
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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 936sophiap
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.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Barthola F
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Response from AussiesBallarat | Reviewed this property |
Actually there is a “Schedule” button on the website which gives some information about opening times.
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Response from 936sophiap | 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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