London is an old city that boasts many sights for people to see. From its medieval times reigned by Kings and Queens to today, London is sure to have something for everyone. One major part of the city is its Anglican history.
On one of our recent teacher trips, we stopped in and visited a few different Anglican tourist spots. Along the way, we even found what we nominated as the best coffee in London!
We had hoped to see as many of London’s churches as possible, and our adventure was not a disappointment. Visiting some of these spots will take you through a journey of time and history and is sure to be a memorable experience.
Here are 6 Anglican spots to visit the next time you’re in London.
1. St Paul’s Cathedral
A timeless feature of the London skyline for over 300 years, it is no wonder that we chose to include St Paul’s Cathedral on our list. Standing at just over 110 meters in height, St Paul’s has been photographed and painted by artists from all over the world and played a massive role in London’s history. Some of those interred in the church include the Duke of Wellington, Horatio Nelson, Florence Nightingale and Alexander Fleming.
2. St Dunstan and All Saints
Standing on the corner of Stepney High Street and Stepney Way, St Dunstan’s is the oldest church in the area and has been a staple in the East End’s architectural landscape for nearly one thousand years. Built in the 10th century AD, this London landmark, is sure to memorable with its plain stone look and simple interior decoration.
3. Southwark Cathedral
While most Londoners have probably seen it from the Borough Market, Southwark Cathedral is a must-see for any tourists visiting the area. Located near London Bridge, the cathedral’s holds music as an important part of its image. Its first organ was built in 1897 and is still, today, a favourite feature that attracts tourists from around the world.
4. Holy Trinity Church
With its massive stained-glass window masterpiece created by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris, Holy Trinity Church is a magnificent work of art that can be appreciated by all. The church is also famous for its reputation for singing Anglican church songs.
5. Westminster Cathedral
Often overshadowed by the older and more famous Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, with its neo-romantic and Byzantine influences is second-to-none in its beauty. Standing at 87 meters tall, its oriental-style domes make it look like a building that belongs in the skyline of Istanbul.
6. St Leonard’s Church
George Dance the Elder was the renown architect who created this masterpiece on the edge of the vibrant Hackney area. Located near the Spitafield markets, St Leonard’s was inspired by another famous church in London, St-Mary-le-Bow. Once considered unsafe for use, the church had closed for two years until renovations saw its doors opened once again. Located next to Shakespeare’s theatre, the church was once visited by Elizabethan actors and many of Shakespeare’s own friends.