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St. James's Church

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Ministries come in many, sometimes magical, forms

The Gibbons carvings are wonderful, but what brought me here was a performance by the Porcupine... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Part of hidden London

We were strolling around Piccadilly passing time before a theatre show, so we decided to go into... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
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197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL, England
St. James's
+44 20 7734 4511
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had always wanted to go to this church because of family history - my 4x great-grandfather got married here in 1815. The church is a great building which is hardly surprising as the architect is Wren, and there are magnificent pieces by Grinling Gibbons...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Holfy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gibbons carvings are wonderful, but what brought me here was a performance by the Porcupine Players of Mozart's Magic Flute. It was quite magical indeed. Enthusiastic --and sometimes excellent--singing and performances (Papgeno/Queen of the Night, especially), touching staging (children stealing every scene they were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vicarmuddlebush
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Located a block from Piccadilly Circus, this Christopher Wren-designed church is a little gem. Significantly damaged in WWII, it has been restored. The Grinling Gibbons baptismal font and altarpiece are works in themselves and the stained glass is quite lovely. The church offers free lunchtime...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

This Christopher Wren designed church long before it became increasingly surrounded by shops and offices, explain it's seemingly odd places in the heart of Piccadilly. The stained glass windows are magnificent and the interiors arches are English Baroque in miniature. It can be quite dark...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We were strolling around Piccadilly passing time before a theatre show, so we decided to go into the church. As it happened, there was a recital by an orchestra of young pupils, so we sat for a while and enjoyed both the classical music as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 22 September 2018

beautiful church ,on busy thoroughfare ,well worth a visit especially on Fridays ...free musical recital and craft market in grounds ..

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank loobyloo424
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We stumbled onto St James's Church while strolling along in busy Piccadilly. The initial attraction/detraction was the market place in front. The church itself is quite beautiful and welcoming. Fabulous stained glass windows, high arched ceiling, columns and wood work. A serene and peaceful place.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank VW49
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Tucked away down Piccadilly, this little church is worth a look very well kept and peaceful inside as you would expect.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Steve57C
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a quiet respite in this small church in the middle of crazy Piccadilly. The church is free to visit and very lovely to see after a visit to St Paul’s for contrast. Looking for crafts on a Tuesday, but only food stalls were...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mah_Murrini
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

On a Monday and Tuesday you can pick up a fantastic street food meal for a song! Chose from Istanbul, Greek, Spanish you name it they have. Wide variety of stalls selling delicious food. We went for the Lamb with humus and salad wrap and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 854DP
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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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