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St Margaret Lothbury

First mentioned in 1185 and rebuilt in 1441, the current church by Wren was completed in 1692; the tower by Robert Hooke was finished in 1700.

City of London, Greater London

Opening times

We are open from 7.15am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday and everyone is welcome to visit for prayer, quiet reflection or simply to enjoy the peace.


City of London
Greater London

Among the wealth of fine Wren era woodwork made for St Margaret's are the high altar reredos, the pulpit and the baptismal font.

Pieces brought here in the 19th century from other Wren churches then being demolished include the magnificent choir screen (1683-84) from All Hallows the Great, one of only two such screens to have survived; the tester above the pulpit is from the same church.

The finely carved font and the reredos in the south chapel (both thought to be by Grinling Gibbons) were brought here from St Olave Jewry. Colourful paintings of Moses and Aaron on either side of the high altar are from St Christopher le Stocks.

The church miraculously escaped serious damage in World War II.

  • National heritage here

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Captivating architecture

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Car park at church

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

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