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We make an annual pilgrimage to Greenwich,not of a spiritual kind,but on this occasion we did visit St Alfege church.
A really warm and friendly place to come and admire,so many features that are sure to impress the keenest of visitors alike.
We we really...More
I stick my head into a lot of churches this is a church with a lot of history the burial place of Thomas Tallis ( 1505 - 1585) music composer, also connection to General Wolfe. It has a nice stained glass window above the alter...More
According to the church website: ” The church is built on the site where St Alfege was killed by the Danes in 1012 AD. St Alfege, Archbishop of Canterbury, was taken hostage by the Danes after they burnt down his cathedral during a raid on...More
Located on the heart of Greenwich, St Alfege’s is a squat, sturdy building. All straight lines and thick walls, typical Hawksmoor. The outside walls shows the impact of air pollution, inside it is dark because of the lack of large windows. The 1st thing I...More
Had a tour of the crypt earlier in year, it was very interesting and everybody at the church was so welcoming and friendly. Then went to an evening opera concert which was wonderful, we couldn't believe it wasn't better attended. There is modern stained glass...More
We went on a tour of the crypt as part of Open House London and all of us are glad that we did. Such a lot of history in such a small space.
The guides were very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Their stories really made...More
The church is built on the site where St Alfege, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was martyred by the Danes in 1012 after being taken to Greenwich as a hostage. The present church was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, a pupil of Sir Christopher Wren, and completed...More
Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a
laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.