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The Guild Church of St. Margaret Pattens

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Pattens galore

This is like many other City churches except it is home to the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Austere Wren church with an interesting interior

This church is on one of the City's main roads, Eastcheap near the Monument but its exterior is... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Nicholas H
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Rood Lane Eastcheap, London EC3M 1HS, England
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is like many other City churches except it is home to the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers and Pattenmakers. There is an especially good display of Pattens. In case you are not aware a Patten is an attachment to the bottom of a shoe to...More

1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This church is on one of the City's main roads, Eastcheap near the Monument but its exterior is very plain and the entrance is hidden behind a pop up café. The original wooden Saxon church on this site dates from the mid 11th century but...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 9 May 2018

V interesting church. Warm and welcoming. Wonderful dog in residence called Minnie, whose owner Chris works at the church and is obviously passionate about it. Great display of appends and refsin the vestibule.

1  Thank Southwalker
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Another interesting if rather small church. Dedicated to basket makers and there was an exhibition of early shoes. Free entry.

1  Thank durham05
Reviewed 23 August 2017

When I visited the church it was very dark, and yet looking at photos of the interior on the web it would appear to be a bright and light building. No other visitors. I hadn’t set out to visit the church, I just happened to...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

As I walked into this church with my sister today it felt like we had stepped back in time. Although it has many interesting features the huge clear windows allowing lots of light in impressed us the most. A must for admirers of works by...More

2  Thank 777Helen
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I found this little church while waiting to go into the Sky garden. I had never known about it & found the displays very interesting. Also of interest being a Wren church. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Annieknig
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This is a pretty if not outstanding church. What made it more interesting for me was the excellent exhibition about Pattenmakers and Basketmakers.

1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Step back in history by visiting this church associated with the Patten makers. An interesting display of this form of overshoes dating from middle ages to present day. This church was destroyed in the Great Fire and rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren and managed to...More

1  Thank lgmsomerset
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

For lovers of Wren's architecture, St. Margaret Pattens is by no means the most impressive or ornate of Wren's City churches, but it has a number of distinctive features that make it worth adding to the list of must-see Wren buildings. In addition to its...More

2  Thank Jonathan R
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