St Bartholomew-the-Great

The mediæval church was rebuilt in 1725-28 to a design by James Gould. Gould’s son-in-law George Dance the Elder took part in the building of it. The church was restored after war damage by Cachemaille-Day in 1947-48 and again after terrorist bomb damage in 1992 and 1993 by Stephenson. It is now in fine condition. Next to it in its extensive churchyard is a free-standing parish hall, originally built in 1861 as an infants school and used between 1952 and 1994 as the Livery Hall of the Fanmakers Company

This huge church is always open and offers a 15 min video documentary describing it’s history. However, there is a an entrance fee and they charge for photography.

Opening times

Spring, Summer, Early Autumn/Fall (14th Feb – 10th Nov every year): 08.30 – 17.00

Winter (11th Nov – 13th Feb every year): 08.30 – 16.00

Bank holidays & weekends

Saturday All year:  10.30 – 16.00

Sunday All year: 08.30 -20.00

Bank Holidays: 10.30 – 20.00

Adults £5.00

Concessions £4.50

Pre-booked Groups £4.50 per person

Educational Groups Leader free; students £3.50 each if pre-booked and with a letter from the institution confirming it is course-related

Family Ticket £12.00 (2 adults & 1-3 children)

Adult Season Ticket £36.00 for one year

Photography £1.50

Nearest stations: Barbican and Farringdon


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