St Bride's Church
Type: Cultural Venues, Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Sightseeing
Churches, apart from St Paul's are mostly free to access in London, whether you want to get a bit of history, or take some time for quiet contemplation. St Bride's Church on London's fleet street is... Read More
Churches, apart from St Paul's are mostly free to access in London, whether you want to get a bit of history, or take some time for quiet contemplation. St Bride's Church on London's fleet street is one of those places. Known as The Journalist's church, because of it's proximity to the historic site of London's journalistic trade, there's been a place of worship on this site probably since the 7th century AD. In the crypt of the church you can take a free tour through the history of the site and its places of worship that have stood there. The current version of St Bride's was built in 1672 just after the Great Fire of London in 1666, by Sir Christopher Wren, he who designed St Paul's Cathedral too. The tiered spire of St Bride's is said to have inspired the traditional shape of a wedding cake too.
- Romantic Things to Do: "There are any number of free churches in London and just down the road from St Brides is the round chapel where the knights of the Templar are said to have worshiped, also featured in the Da Vinci code book and film."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: You can't get more romantic than a wedding, so St Bride's Church is a must see and free too.