St. Bride’s

St. Bride’s map
St. Bride’s, Fleet Street, The City EC4Y 8AU
Work 0207 427 0133

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
8 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Fri); 10 AM to 3.30 PM (Sat); 10 AM to 6.30 PM (Sun)
Visiting hours are subject to change
Ticket cost:
Adults free entry
Time required:
A typical visit to St. Bride’s lasts 30-45 mins (approx)

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The nearest train station to St. Bride’s is St Pauls
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Exterior of St. Bride’s church in London’s Fleet Street St. Bride’s spire Interior of St. Bride’s church Inside St. Bride’s church

Did you know… St. Bride’s spire supposedly inspired a local baker to make the world’s first three-tiered wedding cake.

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Being so close to Fleet Street, St. Bride’s church has become known as the parish church of the nation’s papers. There are several memorials to journalists killed-in-action here – most recently during the Gulf War of 2003.

There is also a memorial tree for Reuter’s photographer Dan Eldon, whose diaries formed the cult book The Journey Is The Destination.

History of St. Bride’s church

Archaeologists believe that the original building may have occupied the same spot as London’s first-ever church – built by St. Bridget in the sixth century AD.

This building succumbed to the Great Fire in 1666, and was rebuilt soon after by Christopher Wren. Sadly, his famous three-tiered wedding cake spire was the only substantial part of the building to survive the Blitz.

The crypt now contains a small museum with relics from these previous buildings, and the rich history of printing.

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