The rich cultural and religious history of London is what makes the city such a popular tourist destination. It has also been responsible for some of the most incredible architecture in the world.
Explore the history of England’s capital during your stay at The Montcalm Royal London House and discover all of these iconic churches and cathedrals. Whether you’re religious or you have an appreciation for beautiful scenery, this will make your stay at our 5 star hotels in London extra special.
St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Churchyard, London
Not only is this iconic place of worship one of the oldest cathedrals in London, it is also one of the most beautiful. The grand dome is one of the most recognisable parts of London’s architecture and is often the subject of attention from photographers and bloggers. The 300-year-old building has been a place of pilgrimage for Christians all over the world and has also been featured in a number of famous paintings throughout history.
St Dunstan in the East
St Dunstan’s Hill, London
While technically, this structure isn’t an acting church anymore, it is definitely worth adding to your bucket list if you haven’t already seen it. Originally built in 1100, St Dunstan in the East was a bustling place of worship for locals and travellers from around the country. Over the years, the church was damaged and subsequently repaired after a number of events like the Great Fire of London and the Blitz. Unfortunately, the church was left unrepaired in 1967 but is maintained as a public garden. If you’re looking for beautiful scenery, it’s a must-see.
Deans Yard, London
A list of famous London churches wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the place where history’s most iconic royal weddings have taken place. Westminster Abbey was founded over 1,000 years ago during the first century AD and has remained at the centre of the Christian community in London. The iconic gothic design of the abbey is what makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in London. If you only have time to visit one church during your stay at The Montcalm Royal London House, head over to the gorgeous City of Westminster.
Holy Trinity Church
Sloane Street, London
Be sure to take your camera along when you visit this gorgeous building. Located between the neighbouring areas of Knightsbridge and Belgravia, the Holy Trinity Church boasts some of the most beautifully intricate design features in all of London. As you step through the huge wooden doors, you’ll be bathed in a rainbow of colour as the sunlight shines through the huge stained glass window. There are also regular performances from the local choir so be sure to stick around for that.
Francis Street, London
Although it is often overlooked by tourists rushing to see its more famous Westminster counterpart, Westminster Cathedral is a must-see during your time in London. The design is like nothing featured on any other church in the city, featuring bright, red brickwork and several domes. It was designed in the late 1800s and has since become a popular place of worship for Christians all over London.