Brompton Oratory

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Brompton Oratory, 215 Brompton Road, South Kensington SW7 2RP
Work 0207 808 0900

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
Usually 7 AM to 7 PM (Mon-Sat); 8 AM to 8 PM (Sun)
Visiting hours are subject to change
Ticket cost:
Adults free entry
Time required:
A typical visit to Brompton Oratory lasts 30 mins (approx)

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The closest train station to Brompton Oratory is South Kensington
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The Brompton Oratory was the first Roman Catholic Church to be built in the capital since Henry VIII broke from papal authority in the 16th-century.

It was designed by Herbert Gribble in 1878 in Italian baroque style, and may have been based on the Gesu Church in Rome.

The interior decorations are truly sumptuous with statues, candles and imagery galore. Giuseppe Mazzuoli’s huge 17th-century statues of the apostles take pride of place in the nave, and lend another Italian link – they were originally housed in Sienna Cathedral.

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If you enjoy this then try: Southwark Cathedral (catch the tube from South Kensington to London Bridge); St. Paul’s Cathedral (catch the tube from South Kensington to St Pauls); Westminster Abbey (catch the tube from South Kensington to Westminster) and Westminster Cathedral (walk it in 28 mins or catch a train from South Kensington to Victoria).

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