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St. Alfege's

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Address: London, England
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Built on the site of where St. Alfege, Archbishop of Canterbury, met his...

Built on the site of where St. Alfege, Archbishop of Canterbury, met his death in 1012, this building served as the royal church in Tudor times when the court was based in Greenwich.

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In the center of Greenwich

St Alfege Church is an Anglican church in the center of Greenwich, part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich in London, allegedly on the spot where he was killed in 1012. After... read more

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

St Alfege Church is an Anglican church in the center of Greenwich, part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich in London, allegedly on the spot where he was killed in 1012. After collapsing in earlier XVIII century, it was rebuild by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Greenwich is a very nice village to walk in and a visit to this Church is not... More 

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Thank beppo81
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Situated in the centre of Greenwich St Alfege’s is an 18th Century church with its roots going back to the 12th Century. It was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, a pupil of Sir Christopher Wren, and features an interior upper gallery. Its most notable feature is it’s the burial place of Major General James Wolfe, the victor at Quebec which lead... More 

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Thank Molesey19
Randwick, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Alfege was an 11 C Archbishop of Canterbury bashed to death by drunken Danes, ensuring his canonization and enshrining his memory in this lovely Nicholas Hawksmoor church in the middle of Greenwich. As with any visit to Greenwich the best transport is up the river from the many piers in Westminster and the City of London. The second church, built... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Situated in a main part of Greenwich, so easy access. There was a choir rehearsing when i visited, so i had the added bonus of a free concert. The church is Lovely so if you fancy a little respite whilst visitng Greenwich call in for a rest and look around..

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Thank Wanda M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

This is a delightful church by Hawksmoor that has the benefit of being both in the centre of Greenwich near the other main attractions and to be strongly associated with the English Composer Thomas Tallis. Tallis worked in a previous building on this site and is buried in the crypt. The church has a good acoustic and is well equipped... More 

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Thank Clerkenwellman
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

This church as one of Nicholas Hawskmoor's six or so London masterpieces, his crowning glory being, in my opinion, Christ Church, Spitalfields, is well worth a visit in its own right. The interior is in a good state of repair spotlights now imbedded in the ceiling beneath the large circular dome and what looks like trompe l'oeil paintwork around the... More 

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

I liked this place from the first moment I saw it. It stands out like a beacon in the middle of this thriving community. It has one of the most beautiful frontages I have seen - and I took lots of photographs of it.

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