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St Margaret

As nearby Westminster Abbey was a monastery church, local people needed a place to worship and so St Margaret's was founded in the 12th century.

Westminster, Greater London

Opening times

The church is open to visitors at the following times:
Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Saturday: 9.30am to 1.30pm.
Sunday: 2pm to 4.30pm.


Parliament Street
Greater London

The building was begun in Tudor times, but in the 18th century the whole structure was enlarged and encased in Portland stone, causing the church to be described as 'a Tudor body in Georgian clothing'.

The stunning arcades and clerestory windows form a procession through the nave to a richly coloured Flemish glass window. Later windows commemorate William Caxton and Sir Walter Raleigh, and there are beautiful 20th century windows by the artist John Piper.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • National heritage here

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Famous connections

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Train station within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

Contact information

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