London has many churches with artistic décor and stunning structure. The buzzing Thames River allures travelers as much as London’s popular restaurants and shopping streets do. In this context, one cannot miss the churches in the city. Ensure these are a part of your London tour itinerary.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
This cathedral on London’s highest point, Ludgate Hill, is iconic and the most popular one. It is the principal church of the London Diocese and the seat of the city Bishop. This white marble edifice lures visitors to its engraved walls, towering dome, wooden fittings, beautiful frescos, and the nave. The golden gallery situated at the top has breathtaking views of London. St. Paul’s Cathedral is known to host events and live music on Christmas and Easter.
The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie, also known as Southwark Cathedral, is situated on the southern flank of the Thames, and it is thought to be a significant landmark in the city. This cathedral found in 1897 is the seat of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. The church overlooks the London Bridge, and it showcases beautiful Gothic-style architecture. It has a choir, performing on the fourth Sunday of each month.
The societies of attorneys namely Inner Temple and Middle Temple own this church. The church is situated between the Feel Street and the Thames, and its origin traces back to the 12th century. Constructed by the Templars, this church in Temple showcases a round structure. The old Temple Church was damaged in the Second World War, and what we see today is a renovated version of the old one. Interestingly, this place hosts parties and social events, and it offers complimentary lemonade and pizza to guests alongside rock music and pop music.
Stunning interior artwork, colorful frescos and stained glass window welcome you at this church on Sloane Street. Along with excellent architecture that is designed by the architect John Dando Sedding, Holy Trinity proudly houses a masterful glass work by William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. Spiritual solace and architectural delight collide here, making your visit more than worthwhile. It also has a famous choir, which specialize in Anglican music.
The beautiful Westminster Cathedral, situated close to London Victoria station, is the principal church of Welsh and English Roman Catholics. The exterior of the church is made of white and red brick, showcasing its neo-Byzantine architecture, and its interior, made with different kinds of marbles, is just as fascinating. It offers Holy Mass over 40 times each week.