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Floodlighting for London’s civil war church

Old churches can look quite delightful when lit up at night, and now a church that some say was the cradle of English Parliamentary democracy has been floodlit at night.


Tickets Alert: Crypt tours of St Alfege Church

As part of the Being Human festival of humanities, there will be a tour on the topic of death, and a chance to go inside the crypt of St Alfege church in Greenwich.


A Duo of churches in Dursley

A small but pretty market town on the Cotswold Way, Dursley is blessed with quite a lot of old buildings to see, notably two very different churches.


Climb a 680 year old tower overlooking the Thames

Right next to Lambeth Palace is an old church, and it's possible to climb up its 131 stone steps to stand on the roof for some fantastic views across the Thames to Parliament.


Go inside the ruined St George’s Garrison Church in Woolwich

The ruined remains of a military church is on the verge of reopening part of the building following restoration work.


The concrete church of St Richard’s, Haywards Heath

From the outside, this looks like a mock-barn style church building, rather ordinary frankly, but take a look inside for some concrete wow factor.


Inside Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Maiden Lane

Just around the corner from Covent Garden is a Victorian brick building that conceals a wondrous Catholic Church interior.


The London church named after a French Saint

Just around the corner from St Paul's can be found one of the City's older churches, and one that's unusually named after a French Saint.


London’s Pocket Parks: St Dunstan-in-the-East

On a side street, just about visible from the main road, lies one of London's greatest so-called hidden delights.


St Paul’s Cathedral loses its bells

Earlier this week, the bells of St Pauls' were removed from the Cathedral, and sent back to their makers for repairs.


See the views from the top of a church clock tower

Access to the tower was via a very low corridor which cuts through the stone work of the tower, then it's all the way up on increasingly steep ladders.


Three churches near Biggleswade

If you're the sort of person to go to Biggleswade for a day -- such as to visit a 300 year old folly --maybe take in three very old, and very different types of church while you are there.


Tickets Alert: Chance to climb a church tower

A nearly 150 year old church in South London is opening its tower for one day to let the public climb up and see the views from the top.


Westminster Abbey gets a new tower

Slightly hidden away, Westminster Abbey has gained a striking new bronze tower that sits well against its ancient stones.


London’s Pocket Parks – St Mary Aldermanbury, EC2

This pocket park covers the remains of St Mary Aldermanbury, a church that was destroyed during WW2, and rebuilt -- in the USA.