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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very friendly church located in the City of London and on a number of bus routes. Officially it the the church of the Royal Air Force and you will surely recognise the statues on the exterior! Plenty of memrobillia inside as well....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't realise this was the church of the RAF, until entering and finding an incredibly moving and interesting interior. Almost 900 squadron and unit badges made of Welsh slate are set into the floor, as is a memorial to Polish squadrons who flew with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This church is not very far from the tourism of London, and yet when I walked in I was completely alone for most of my visit. The people working inside were extremely welcoming, and taking some time in this church is so worth it. As...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank smj322
Reviewed 26 July 2018

A wonderfull chuch filled with memorabilia from past and present members of the airforce.The inside was rebuilt after being bombed during the war and is a beautiful peacefull place in the centre of London.There are guides to help you understand what it all means and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

What an amazing interior for a church that was bombed and destroyed during WW2. Doesn't look any different to hundreds of other churches in London from the outside, but within it's more like a C17th Baroque style, tastefully done. The first thing that hits you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

As noted by others, this church as a great history and is dedicated to the RAF. These are the sights worth seeing and that you'll remember long after you can't remember which painting was at what museum. It's a short visit, but worth stopping to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cjmPhoenix
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Imagine, one of the oldest churches in London, holding a place of honor for downed pilots. It is so reverential to these brave lads, not just Brits, but Americans, Poles, etc. I was truly awed.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 26 May 2018

This Christopher Wren church, destroyed during the Blitz, was adopted by the Royal Air Force and is used to commemorate their aviators who died in battle. There is also a wonderful floor mosaic honoring the many Polish airmen who served under the RAF during WWII....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kay W
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This church opposite the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand is dedicated to the RAF, which gives it a uniquely emotional atmosphere with so many reminders of the sacrifices made by air crew and their support staff, as well as the RAF's triumphs. It...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Unfortunately there was a service going on when I visited. From the outside, it looks like a cute little church with statues of 2 important WW2 Royal Air Force Figures. Namely Arthur Harris and Hugh Dowding.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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