St Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields is one of the most famous churches in Britain. This iconic Anglican place of worship is located at Trafalgar Square in central London and is one of the most popular London attractions with theology students and practicing Christians alike. St Martin-in-the-Fields has a long history as the Royal Family's parish church in addition to strong connections with 10 Downing Street and the Admiralty.

St Martin-in-the-Fields' history dates back to 1222, with the church being re-built by King Henry VIII in 1542. During this period of St Martin-in-the-Fields' history many famous people were buried at the church, including the philosopher, scientist and inventor, Robert Boyle, and the iconic 17th century actress, Nell Gwynne. In 1726 the building of a new church was completed, featuring a design that subsequently influenced Christian architecture across the world. In this period of St Martin-in-the-Fields' history further famous figures were buried in the grounds, including the Gallic sculptor Louis-Francois Roubiliac. As well as representing London's rich history, the church also supports the city's status as the world's most multicultural city with Sunday services in Mandarin being provided since the 1960s for London's Chinese community.

London tourists can take tours of St Martin-in-the-Fields, at the times listed below. St Martin is a busy, working church hosting around 20 services and 7 concerts a week, which tourists are welcome to attend. The church is also home to a gallery which London tourists are welcome to visit.

Nearest Tube/Railway Station

Charing Cross (Bakerloo Line; Northern Line)  

Borough

London Borough of the City of Westminster

Admission

Free
* If tourists wish to enjoy an audio tour of the church they can hire one from the shop for £3.50

Opening Times

Generally open during the day for visitors. Check the official website (listed below) for up-to-date details.

Address / Contact Details

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
020 7766 1100
info@smitf.org 

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Links

www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org