King's College London Chapel

King's College London Chapel

King's College London Chapel
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
How to get there
  • Temple • 2 min walk
  • Covent Garden • 9 min walk
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Roland D
London, UK1,164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The Chapel is at the heart of King's College London, which was founded as a counterweight to "that Godless place in Gower Street" (University College). For many years, it trained ordinands of The Church of England. The original chapel was replaced by a design from the eminent Victorian architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott, and completed in 1864. The current incarnation is the result of a splendid restoration at the turn of the century and shows the Chapel off in all its Victorian splendour. It is Grade 1 listed and was open to the public during Open House weekend, with the Chaplain kindly on hand to provide a history and answer any questions. Well worth looking out for is "the mantrap" to one side of the main alter, as well as the new stained glass windows. There is an area preserved for prayer and to light a candle. Despite being quite busy, the Chapel had a stillness about it.
Written 22 September 2019
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Jules4701
Croydon, UK419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
We visited the chapel during the Open House Weekend. Lovely stained glass windows inside. This is also surprising a large chapel, I’d say it’s larger than some small churches. It was very peaceful.
Written 23 September 2018
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KAW687
London, UK1,947 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
Beautiful place, so nice of them to have so many services and let the public visit. The singing was beautiful. They had a small Christmas stall outside and served mince pies and mulled wine. Thank you!
Written 24 March 2018
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Louise V
London, UK171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
This chapel is amazing and the ceilings simply stunning if you are able to go and visit then I recommend it! I would also take several photos if you can, I was there for a singing event (singing Spem in alium) which was great fun and very special.
Written 22 January 2018
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Tartarace
London, UK153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
King's College London Chapel is a lovely find in a Grade I listed university building, off the beaten track of St Mary Le Strand and St Clement Danes churches along the Strand. On the side of the Somerset House sprawling campus (it would have been considered as one during the Victorian period), this Chapel is one of the surviving architectural works by the renowned Victorian architect, George Gilbert Scott, and has been subjected to recent restoration works. Lovely red chapel in a well known world-class university.
Written 4 April 2017
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