St Bartholomew the Great
St Bartholomew the Great is the oldest church in London, founded in 1123 as an Augustinian monastery.
Most of the medieval city of London was destroyed in The Great Fire, but some buildings from tis period have survived. Saint Batholomew The Great is a wonderful example of Medieval London. The Church was founded in AD 1123 with stunning architecture and steeped in nearly 900 years of History!
The oldest surviving church in London. Also scene of numerous films, not least Three Weddings and a Funeral. Give my regards to Rev Martin Dudley if you see him, we both have served as Masters for a City livery company. The church also plays a key role in my family history, my gt gt grandfather…
London’s oldest parish church - and the most complete Norman one - dates back to 1123.
Part of the ancient hospital of St. Bartholomew founded by Rahere (see 'Rahere' by Rudyard Kipling) in 1123. The hospital still functions across the road, & the priory church is now a parish church.
“Cripplegate was the northern entrance to Londinium’s fort, erected around ad120. The gate was located at what is now the corner of Wood Street and St Alphage Gardens and its name probably derives from the Old English crypel-geat; a cripple was ‘one who can only creep’ – which was the necessary way to duck under the original low arch. An alternative possibility is that it was a corruption of crepel, a burrow. The church of St Giles without Cripplegate was built in 1090, probably on the site of a Saxon predecessor, and rebuilt in 1545 after a fire. There is evidence that William Shakespeare was a parish resident in the late 1590s. Oliver Cromwell was married in St Giles’ Church.”
“Great way to visit the city and learn about the ghostly side of London and stroll in the footsteps of the infamous Jack The Ripper. i also recommend a walking tour of the London's Old Jewish Quarter ( city). Check www.walks.com. it is £10 pounds and you learn a lot about London and its rich history.”
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“If it's a traditional English Pub you want, then this is one of my favourite locals. The pub dates back hundreds of years and serves great beers and ales. They also serve food. A great escape from the masses of tourists around Tower Bridge”