Churches & Cathedrals in London

You don’t have to be religious to enjoy London’s historic churches. Here is a guide to visiting the best churches and cathedrals, including St. Paul’s and Westminster Abbey.

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Best churches in London

> Brompton Oratory
Brompton Oratory is an Italian baroque church near the Victoria & Albert Museum.
> St. Paul’s Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral, built after the Great Fire in 1666, boasts the second largest dome in Europe.
> Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral, on the Southbank of the Thames, dates back to the early 13th-century.
> Temple Church
Temple Church was founded by the Knights Templar, and based upon the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
> Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey, burial place to England’s kings and queens, spans 1,000 years of history.
> Westminster Cathedral
Westminster Cathedral is not as famous as the Abbey, but is worth a visit just for the high tower.

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Religious events in London


From:
Where:St. Paul’s Cathedral, The City
If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.


From:
Where:Westminster Abbey, Westminster
You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.


From:
Where:Tower of London, London
You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City.


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Where:Hampton Court Palace, London
Attend a Sunday service in one of the country's most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIII's Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.


From:
Where:Highgate Cemetery, Highgate
Have a guided tour around Highgate Cemetery, and enjoy one of the most atmospheric and historic cemeteries in London.

 

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