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St Bride’s Church

London, England, United Kingdom

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About St Bride’s Church

Located in London’s journalistic heartland of Fleet Street, St Bride’s is a restored 17th century church, steeped in history and originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

A succession of churches has existed on the site for over 1,000 years and the site’s history stretches even further into the past right back to the Roman era. Located in the heart of London, an early medieval incarnation of St Bride’s Church was destroyed during the Great Fire of London in 1666 before Wren’s design was built as a replacement. In more modern times St Bride’s Church was severely damaged during the bombing of London in the Second World War.

Today the restored St Bride’s forms a well-known part of the centre of London and visitors can not only see the church itself but also the underground crypt – including the Roman mosaic pavement – as well as the subterranean Medieval Chapel.

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