All Hallows by the Tower

All Hallows church viewed from the North
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All Hallows By The Tower church was founded in 675 AD and, throughout London's history, has played a key part in almost every important event. A Roman pavement, Saxon stonework, Mediaeval paintings and statues, and the glorious Grinling Gibbons font cover are all on show. This is the church where the Knights Templar had their London trials, Samuel Pepys watched the Great Fire of London from the tower, where William Penn (founder of Pennsylvania) was baptised and where President John Quincy Adams married a local girl. It is the founding place of Toc H and 'Tubby' Clayton was Vicar here for 40 years. The church has a characterful Crypt Museum and an excellent cafe - The Kitchen.

Venue Type:

Sacred space

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00 and Sun 11.00-17.00
Open all year - check website for opening times during Christmas and New Year periods

Admission charges

Free

Getting there

Nearest tube station: Tower Hill (District and Circle Lines)
Nearest DLR: Tower Gateway
Local buses: 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1, N15
River boat: Tower Pier

Includes Roman and Saxon artefacts from Tower Hill and the surrounding area. Collections of historical objects and records from All Hallows by the Tower and St Dunstans in the East. The Crypt Musuem located in the Undercroft of All Hallows by the Tower also has a range of fascinating obects, including Shackleton's crows nest, model ships and a Knights Templar altar.

Collection details

Religion, Maritime, Archives, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Grinling Gibbons font cover
  • Tate Panel
  • Last Supper painting
  • Roman and Saxon artefacts
  • Shackletons crows nest
  • Knights Templar altar
  • Model ships
  • Toc H and Tubby Clayton artefacts
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Guided Tours of Historic All Hallows by the Tower

  • 4 April — 28 October 2016 *on now

Free highlight tours of All Hallows by the Tower most weekday afternoons from 2-4pm. Come and visit our fascinating Crypt museum, Roman pavement, Saxon arch, Grinling Gibbons font cover and 15th century chapels. See where William Penn was baptised, John Quincy Adams got married and Samuel Pepys watched the Great Fire of London. More than thirteen hundred years of history under one roof.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Free - donations welcomed

Londinium: the Roman city

  • 23 July 2016 10:30am-1:30pm *on now

As part of the 2016 Festival of British Archaeology, All Hallows by the Tower is pleased to offer this special guided walk around the Roman City of Londinium.
Beginning in the Crypt Museum of All Hallows and taking in some of the best-preserved stretches of Roman city wall, this walk includes the sites of the Forum, Basilica and Fort, as well as visiting the Amphitheatre remains under Guildhall Art Gallery, before ending at the Museum of London.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

The walk costs £8.00 per person and is likely to take between 2½-3 hours. No need to book in advance - just come along on the day and join us.

Website

http://www.ahbtt.org.uk/events/londinium-walk/

Getting there

Nearest tube station: Tower Hill (District and Circle Lines)
Nearest DLR: Tower Gateway
Local buses: 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1, N15
River boat: Tower Pier

All Hallows by the Tower
Byward Street
London
City of London
EC3R 5BJ
England

Website

www.ahbtt.org.uk

E-mail

General Information

parish@ahbtt.org.uk

Museum Enquiries

helen@ahbtt.org.uk

Telephone

020 7481 2928

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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