Peeking out above the shops and offices just to the North of Oxford Street can be found one of the great hidden marvels of English church building.

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Just behind the old HMV store, is All Saint’s Margaret Street, which has recently been given a clean and refurbishment.

I first visited 7 years ago (yikes!) and took some photos in the dirty gloaming within at a time when it was so dark that to take any decent photos needed a tripod and a decent camera.

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Since then, the dirt of ages has been swept away and the glorious Victorian decoration hidden beneath revealed once more.

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I took a few photos recently on one of my visits to the area, as I use it as a pleasant stop for a few moments rest and relaxation.

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As a respite from the hustle and bustle of busy Oxford Street, it is one of my favourite churches to just pop in, sit down and relax for a few minutes. I’ve never found the doors locked, and even if they were, there is a modest little courtyard to sit in instead.

As a building, and as a place, it is such a wonderful little pocket of calm, and such a wonderfully decorated one.

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One comment
  1. OlracUK says:

    Definitely a beautiful and peaceful place. I dropped in just after Christmas and was really taken with it. A lot of thought has gone into the update – lighting especially.

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