Exploring London’s churches is a standout experience like no other. One should not miss their rich historic significance, events, architecture and a how they became the most iconic landmarks of London city. If you are in awe of some of the most popular churches in London, then here’s a list of some of the best and most beautiful churches in the city, all only minutes away from a centrally located family hotel in London.
St Paul’s Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral stands as one of London’s most iconic churches, with a rich history. Explore this magnificent cathedral, with its majestic dome, gracing Ludgate Hill. Its construction dates to the late 17th century and showcases the elegance of English baroque architecture, in response to the Great Fire of London.
The Anglican cathedral has hosted significant events, from the funerals of Admiral Nelson and Winston Churchill to the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Diana. Immerse yourself in St. Paul Cathedral’s splendid interiors, explore the crypt’s depths, and head to the Dome Galleries for mesmerising panoramic views of the city skyline.
Westminster Abbey is a royal church and a historic marvel, boasting a heritage spanning over thousands of years. Designated as a World Heritage Site, it was founded by Benedictine monks’ way back in 960 AD. This awe-inspiring Gothic masterpiece began to take shape under the rule of Henry III in 1245. Throughout its existence, Westminster Abbey has been the sacred setting for numerous coronations, and royal weddings, including those of Queen Elizabeth II and Philip as well as Prince William and Catherine.
Westminster Abbey serves as the final resting place for 17 monarchs and esteemed figures from literary backgrounds such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, and Thomas Hardy. Take a guided tour here and explore the world-renowned Coronation Chair and Poet’s Corner for a deeper understanding of the Abbey’s rich history. After this immersive experience, be sure to explore the Montcalm restaurant for a taste of exquisite British cuisine in the vicinity.
Located on the south bank of the River Thames, Southwark Cathedral stands between London Bridge and the Borough Market haven that you can explore nearby. The Gothic masterpiece of Southwark Cathedral was completed in 1897 and has served as a centre of Christian worship ever since.
Immerse yourself in the incredible architecture of the cathedral with its vaulted interior and vibrant stained-glass windows. Experience the renowned choral evensong, attend daily services, or simply take a leisurely stroll to admire Southwark Cathedral’s immense beauty. Take in the peaceful appeal of this sacred site with a Montcalm Club double-room accommodation, just minutes away and enjoy a luxurious stay in the heart of London.
St Mary Abbots Church
Nestled at the intersection of Kensington High Street and Kensington Church Street, you’ll discover the St Mary Abbots Church, located near your opulent Montcalm London city at the Brewery Hotel. Designed in the Neo-Gothic style by the renowned architect Sir George Gilbert Scott, this enchanting church boasts London’s tallest church spire and an alluring garden for you to admire.
A visit to these magnificent churches in London is a must, not only for spiritual reflection but also to appreciate their remarkable beauty and history. So, add these to your list and start planning your holiday, right away!