City of London Churches 360 Virtual Tours
The City of London, the Square Mile, is packed full of churches which hint at how many people lived in the City hundreds of years ago, as against the business district it is today.
There are ancient interiors and more modern interiors as a result of World War Two. The pictures below are all 360 virtual tours which you can use just like Google Street View to turn around and look in all directions.
The Friends of City Churches work to look after the churches and keep them open for visitors to enjoy the peace surrounded by wonderful architecture. The churches all have different opening time, so check before you make plans.
St Stephen Walbrook
With an imposing altar by the sculptor Henry Moore and the original telephone on which Dr Chad Varah took the first calls for what would become the Samaritans charity, the domed roof of St Stephen Walbrook has a lot to hold the attention. Walbrook, close to Bank and Cannon Street Underground stations.
St Mary Aldermary
Home to a great cafe, there is a memorial plaque to James Braidwood who was the chief of what would eventually become London Fire Brigade. St Mary Aldermary has rich stained glass windows, one of which commemorates the work of the Civil Defence and Fire Services during World War Two.
Bow Lane, close to Mansion House Underground station.
The crime writer Agatha Christie was a parishioner of St Vedast.
Foster Lane, close to St Paul’s Underground station.
St Martin Ludgate
Ludgate Hill, close to City Thameslink railway station
The church of Holy Sepulchre is the National Musician’s Church and is connected with the story of Pocahontas.
Holborn Viaduct, close to City Thameslink railway station
Famous as the Journalist’s Church, St Bride’s unique spire looks like a wedding cake – in fact, it gave the baker of the original wedding cake the idea.
St Andrew Street
Lincoln’s Inn Chapel
Just outside the City of London’s boundary.
Lincoln’s Inn Fields