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St Mary Islington - Church and Tower tour

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 Starts at 2:00 pm

St Mary’s, Islington on Upper Street has played a central role in the history of Islington for a thousand years. During this time several different churches have stood on the site, leaving an eclectic range of architectural styles.

On this 90-minute guided tour you’ll learn about the 12th-century Norman church and its 15th-century medieval successor. In the 18th century it was completely rebuilt, lasting until 1940 when St Mary’s became the first London church to be destroyed in World War II. Only the tower and steeple survived the bomb; the main body of the church was rebuilt in 1956, a fascinating example of post-war reconstruction and design.

As well as providing a glimpse into the history of St Mary’s and how it has influenced Islington today, you’ll also have the opportunity to climb the 120 steps to the top of tower, giving you a bird’s-eye view over London.

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2023-12-16 14:00 2023-12-16 14:00 Europe/London St Mary Islington - Church and Tower tour A tour of the large church, followed by a slightly hair-raising climb up the church tower. St Mary's Church,Islington Upper Street,London,

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St Mary's Church,

Islington Upper Street,
N1 2TX

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