St. Stephen Walbrook

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St. Stephen Walbrook, 39 Walbrook, The City EC4N 8BN
Work 0207 626 9000

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Opening hours:
10 AM to 4 PM (Mon–Fri); Usually closed at the weekend
Visiting hours are subject to change

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St. Stephen’s is often regaled as Christopher Wren’s finest City church. Some people even rank it above St. Paul’s itself. Aspects of it are believed to have acted as a prototype for the cathedral – the huge overarching dome, for example.

History of St. Stephen Walbrook

St. Stephen’s originally dated way back to the 11th-century, but didn’t survive the Great Fire of London. Wren was then drafted in to rebuild, but substantial damage was suffered during the Blitz.

The altar was wrecked beyond repair and Sir Henry Moore was brought in to redesign. His modern sculpture – basically just an asymmetrical lump of stone – caused a massive rupture at the time and was only put in place after several court battles. His financer Peter Palumbo liked the piece, but many more likened it to a lump of cheese.

If you are after some more traditional architecture, then the following furniture is all original Wren: the pulpit, reredos and font.

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