Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great

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The ancient Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great was founded by a courtier of Henry I (son of William the Conqueror). It is a stunning example of Norman architecture which has survived the numerous transformations and upheavals London has undergone over the past 900 years, including the Great Fire and the air raids of two world wars. It is now the oldest Church still in its original state in London today.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Sacred space

Opening hours

Open throughout the year:
Mon-Fri: 8.30-17.00(16.00 11th November-14th February)
Sat: 10.30-16.00
Sun: 8.30-20.00

Closed: Mon-Fri: after 17.00 (16.00 11th November-14th February)
Sat: after 16.00
Sun: after 20.00

Admission charges

Adults: £4.00
Concessions: £3.00
Pre-booked Groups: £3.00
Educational Groups: £2.00 each (if pre-booked and accompanied by a letter from the institution
Family Ticket: £10.00 (2 adults & 1-3 children)
Adult Season Ticket: £30 (for one year)

Additional info

Cafe is open for lunch Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00 (15.00 11th November-14th February

Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great
West Smithfield
City of London




020 7606 5171


020 7600 5171

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