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St. Etheldreda's

Ely Place | Holborn Circus, London EC1, England
+44 20 7405 1061
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The crypt is an amazing venue for a celebration

Went to a friends 70th in this remarkable location. One felt good just being there and it oozed a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
StAlbansWilbo
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
beautiful spiritual oasis

oldest Catholic chapel in London - many locals come for the 1 p.m. daily Mass, which is open to the... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
NJ_Bobcat
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Allendale, New Jersey
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Ely Place | Holborn Circus, London EC1, England
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"ely place"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to a friends 70th in this remarkable location. One felt good just being there and it oozed a kind of spirituality of positivity rather than fire and brimstone It would be equally a sensational venue for a wedding or christening.

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Reviewed February 3, 2018

oldest Catholic chapel in London - many locals come for the 1 p.m. daily Mass, which is open to the public

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

a beautiful church, very historical, located in a small square close to Smithfield, has a very special atmosphere, would recommend visiting

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Reviewed December 18, 2017

It's worth reading up on their website before visiting this interesting and historic church. Beautiful architecture, lovely stained glass windows and lots of history. Tucked away between Regency/Georgian houses in Ely Place. We visited for a wedding with reception in the church crypt - magical!!

1  Thank John F
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

While searching for a church to attend mass on All Saints' Day, I came across St Etheldreda's. A church dedicated to my 'patron saint'! What's more, it's the oldest Catholic church in England. It's a beautiful little church of ancient stone with gorgeous stained glass...More

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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Discovered this beautiful church during lunchtime explorations of the Farringdon area. Although signposted, it's 'hidden' in Ely Place. The downstairs room was full of diners on my first visit, so couldn't be entered. That treat came later. The church upstairs was open however and is...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2017

This restored Romanesque church has lovely stained glass depicting the martyrs. It was damaged in the war and rebuilt in the 1950s.

2  Thank teenasan3
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

Visited St Etheldreda`s as part of a day out in London, what an absolute gem, If you are in this part of London it is a real must, half an hour is enough to see this very beautiful Chapel, the glass is amazing, if you...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2017

was invited to attend a little do here by a company we utilise as a celebration. It is very difficult to find some where with the OOWW factor, well this definitely has it. The presence and the feel of the surrounds are amazing, the staff...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2016

Hidden away in Ely Place is this beautiful Catholic Church. It is almost always open. It has lovely modern stained glass and statues of Catholic Martyrs. It has an a unique atmosphere. It's a short walk to Smithfield where many of the Catholic and even...More

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Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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The church's website does not mention this. It does mention that Henry VIII visited Ely Palace with Catherine of Aragon. It would be unlikely that he married in this chapel. Bishop West of Ely opposed the divorce from... More
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