St. Magnus The Martyr
St. Magnus The Martyr
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • Tower Hill • 4 min walk
  • Tower Gateway • 6 min walk
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DRandMS
Queensland, Australia72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Wow! What a find. You could easily walk passed - but inside is a treasure. Apart from the lovely interior of this church - you can't miss the model of old London Bridge. This church is well worth a visit.
Written 23 March 2024
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SoCalTraveler06
Orange,Ca98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Small nice church but with a very cool 20 foot model of what the London Bridge looked like in the 12th-15th centuries
Written 5 October 2023
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Ewa S
Baltinglass, Ireland1,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I go there every time when in London. I am an atheist, but the place is so spiritual and beautiful. Gorgeous light, smell of incense, and the candles around - this always makes me feel greatfull and full of happiness. And everybody is welcomed there, no matter if they religious or not.
Written 4 June 2023
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Patricia F
Bedale, UK211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We (both atheists) attended a funeral here last week. The service was so High Church it could have been Roman Catholic. I've never been to an RC service of any kind so it was interesting.
The building itself is interesting too, designed by Christopher Wren after being the second to be burned down during the Great Fire of London in 1666. It is very near Pudding Lane and the Monument and a short walk along the river from the Tower of London.
Both the stained-glass window depicting St Magnus with horns on his helmet and the statue of him with even bigger horns are beautiful but historically inaccurate.
Written 5 March 2023
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,826 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
A beautiful historic church that is off of the main tourist routes that I am so glad I came across by chance. After visiting the Monument to the Great Fire of London I caught sight of St. Magnus The Martyr church and crossed the road to take a look inside. I am so glad I did as the inside of the church is stunning with its dark wooden altar, pipe organ and church pews positioned at a diagonal. The Viking statue of Magnus the Martyr and the stained glass windows were great and the scaled model of the medieval London Bridge (c. 1400) made by David T Aggett in 1987 was just amazing. There were some second hand books for sale to help fund the church I assume and also in the entrance was an old wooden Fire cart that would have been used at the time of the Great Fire. Do give this church a visit and leave a donation to keep it in the beautiful condition it is in today.
Written 21 February 2022
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Margaret C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Very welcoming and were invited to stay for lunch after a very High Anglican service. Church very full and many regulars.
Probably would be regarded by some as old school Anglican service.
Written 30 November 2019
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ViaBen
Greater London, UK862 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I think this is one of the most beautiful churches in the City. Its history is similar to most other City churches - 900 years of ups and downs, the Great Fire, Wren, WWII.
The wooden reredos behind the altar is colourful and vaguely baroque (with a golden pelican!), a statue and a stained glass window show St Magnus with his Viking helmet and there are tombs and memorials all around.
When I visited there were helpful and welcoming volunteers (I think they keep the church open)
Written 6 November 2019
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marcusssydney2018
Sydney, Australia318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Mass here is done properly with all the bells and smells. Beautiful music and organ. Refreshments in the crypt afterwards is welcoming and friendly. Great for a church visit for a service or just a look. Stunning church
Written 17 September 2019
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Myra Nichols
Chichester, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The church is surrounded by modern buildings and it takes a little while to find. It is a beautiful old church and well worth a visit. There is a printed guide which explains the different pictures, ornaments and religious items of significance to be found in the church. There is a 20ft model of the original 1100 London Bridge which has been beautifully crafted in exquisite detail. Sadly it is not very well displayed in a glass case with little room for visitors to see it; however since there were very few people there when we went it didn’t matter much. We stayed for the lunch time service and were warmly welcomed.
Written 31 August 2019
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9,640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
As with a lot of the old buildings within the City area they are hidden by the new and modern constructions. This is another fine example of a lovely church off the tourist trail, which is so beautiful and so worth a visit. It has a fine model of the old London Bridge which in its self makes for a worthwhile visit.
Written 26 August 2019
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