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St Martin-in-the-Fields

| Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, England
+44 20 7766 1100
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St Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark. Its fine Georgian architecture and prominent location place it at the heart of the nation. Its work has valued historic tradition, but St Martin’s has always been innovative in response to changing needs. From London’s first free lending library to the first religious broadcast, St Martin’s has broken new ground in defining what it means to be a church. Solidifying its position for years to come, St Martin's has an award-winning cafe, puts on concerts with London's best musicians, and hosts fantastic events in its unique subterranean spaces. Free lunchtime concerts take place every Monday, Tuesday and Friday, a fantastic way to hear both established and emerging stars of the classical scene. As well as the fantastic food on offer in the Cafe in the Crypt, during the summer months St Martin's opens the Cafe in the Courtyard, offering a host of al fresco delights.
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| Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, England
Covent Garden
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"classical music"
in 67 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 69 reviews
"trafalgar square"
in 206 reviews
"brass rubbing"
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"crypt cafe"
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"free lunchtime concerts"
in 29 reviews
"evening concert"
in 20 reviews
"vivaldi's four seasons"
in 14 reviews
"wonderful concert"
in 12 reviews
"east window"
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"mozart's requiem"
in 10 reviews
"church offers"
in 9 reviews
"national gallery"
in 49 reviews
"gift shop"
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"old church"
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"great acoustics"
in 10 reviews
"front row"
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Reviewed yesterday

I know it is a church and perhaps it seems sacrilegious to single out the bar in the courtyard but that is what I visited on this occasion. It is great to have some outside space in central London and we were not distracted by...More

Thank Roland D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely church just off Trafalgar Square which is worth exploring if you have some extra time particularly after a visit to the National Gallery.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well. They sold us tickets, knowing we had an 11 month old. Then an old lady complained to us that the child was making a noise and disturbing. Making the odd coo I might add, not screaming the place down. We sent her to management...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I last went here many years ago... there has been changes, especially to the cafe in the crypt and the gift shop. The gift shop has some excellent souiveneers / gifts, but the heating was far too high, so I was sweating and had difficulty...More

Thank peter b
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Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Martin-in-the-Fields regularly hosts splendid free midday classical music performances in the church and evening jazz or other performances in the crypt. Food in the crypt is not great but the complete experience is one to see. Reserve tickets earlier to get better seats for...More

1  Thank Bill D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in on a concert one afternoon. The sight of a pianist at a grand piano with St Martin's window in the background is quite the sight.

Thank ZinamonKveen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the church to attend one a concert series entitled "Bach: Brandenburgs by Candlelight", which included performances of two Brandenburg concertos, as well as other Baroque pieces by various composers. The church itself is lovely, but not terribly huge, so the acoustics are such...More

1  Thank Duane T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meal in the crypt, the words sound a little unusual. But we had the traditional shepherds pie and it was delicious. There were other items to chose from in case you didn't want the shepherds pie. The dining room was crowded but everyone was congenial...More

1  Thank vinceclark
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this lovely church right in the centre of town near the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery on Trafalgar Square (separate reviews) on a weekday morning. Free to enter and sit and enjoy the ambience. We were lucky enough to have the organist...More

1  Thank Lissel A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always eat here when in London. The church does an amazing job serving the homeless in London and eating at the cafe, shopping at their regular gift shop and pop up thrift store is one of the ways you can help. The food in...More

1  Thank Deb1144
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Jennifer S
18 January 2017|
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Response from Barbara A | Reviewed this property |
When you click on "book tickets", a rough seating plan will come up. Then look for a box that says something about a detailed seating plan. Click it. The same rough plan will appear, however if you click on the area of... More
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Jennifer S
18 January 2017|
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Response from climbing_the_walls | Reviewed this property |
No seating plan as far as I saw: first come, first served. So I agree with David F. Note that the voluntary donation is best given at the end of the concert on the way out - not at the beginning otherwise you can get a... More
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Sandra W
18 December 2016|
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Response from Lynnejoanne | Reviewed this property |
The best seats are in the nave and towards the front in the middle so your view is not obscured. We booked our seats online 6 weeks prior to the Vivaldi Gloria concert and had front row seats which were fantastic. Even if... More
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