St Helen Bishopsgate

The church of St Helen dates from the 13th century and a priory of Benedictine nuns was founded there in 1210. It is unusual in that it was designed with two parallel naves, giving it a wide interior. Until the dissolution of the priory in 1538, the church was divided in two by a partition running from east to west, the northern half serving the nuns and the southern the parishioners. It is the only building from a nunnery to survive in the City of London.,_Bishopsgate

I have never had a problem visiting this enormous church during week days. If the front door is shut, there is a side door for the office. They even sale there own guide book.

Nearest station: Liverpool St.


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