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St Alfege Church

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A really impressive church.

We make an annual pilgrimage to Greenwich,not of a spiritual kind,but on this occasion we did visit... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Paul W
Rushden, United Kingdom
ST Alfege Greenwich

I stick my head into a lot of churches this is a church with a lot of history the burial place of... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul W
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the gems of Greenwich which deserves far more visits and recognition than it actually gets.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

I do like visiting churches and this one is very pleasant. Situated in the heart of Greenwich with a great history. Lots of connection to General Wolfe.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Colin E
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

A old church with a lovely clean face towards the high street. Established churchyard to side. Inside there is some lovely woodwork.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Colin D
Reviewed August 22, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Laurie P
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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
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