Address: Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8AU
A world-renowned historical landmark in the heart of London, St Bride’s Church can date its history back for more than 2,000 years and has been renovated and rebuilt several times over its long lifespan.
Located on London’s famous Fleet Street, the church and its history is intrinsically woven into the fabric of the City of London, with its architecture designed by the esteemed Sir Christopher Wren and the place of worship having been a key player in the rise of the British newspaper industry over the last 200 years.
Famous as the home of UK journalism, Fleet Street draws crowds of visitors every year eager to find out more about the history of the place. However, it is the spire of St Bride’s Church that has towered over this area for more than a millennium and that has witnessed much, meaning all those hoping to learn more about this vibrant and interesting locale can do so here.
Opening hours at St Bride’s Church
For individuals keen to find out about the rich heritage of the church or to simply head along and take part in one of the many regular services that take place, the opening times to the public are as follows:
- Mondays to Fridays (8pm to 6 pm)
- Saturdays (hours vary – contact the church’s office for exact times)
- Sundays (10 am to 6.30 pm)
Regular services to attend
St Bride’s Church offers an array of regular services that visitors can enjoy during their time here. From weekly prayer sessions to Sunday sermons, the church welcomes all those that would like to partake and show their faith.
Several special events and concerts are also held at the church throughout the year, with full details of upcoming one-off get-togethers available via the official St Bride’s Church website.
Nearby hotels for St Bride’s Church visitors
Visitors hoping to book a luxurious and relaxing hotel for their time in London might like to consider one of these fine establishments:
- The Montcalm Brewery London city hotel – 52 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD (0.83 miles)
- London City Suites By Montcalm – 46 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SB (0.8 miles)
- Grand Royale London Hyde Park – 1-9 Inverness Terrace, London W2 3JP (3.62 miles)
- Park Grand Paddington Court London – 1-2 Queen’s Gardens, Bayswater, London W2 3BA (1.31 miles)
Other nearby attractions
Meanwhile, it is not just St Bride’s Church that draws countless visitors to this bustling area of central London every year, with a wealth of other attractions in the local area for visitors to enjoy.
Other local landmarks, sights to see and experiences to explore in the vicinity of St Bride’s Church include:
- Coca-Cola London Eye (1.3 miles, 14 minutes’ travel time via public transport)
- Golden Jubilee Bridge (1.1 miles, ten minutes)
- The London Dungeon (1.5 miles, 15 minutes)
- Sea Life London Aquarium (1.7 miles, 16 minutes)
- Churchill War Rooms (2.3 miles, 15 minutes)
- London Bridge Experience (1.7 miles, 14 minutes)
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London (1.8 miles, 17 minutes)
- The National Gallery (1.1 miles, 14 minutes)
- Westminster Abbey (1.7 miles, 17 minutes)
- Charles Dickens Museum (1.2 miles, 12 minutes)
- Shakespeare’s Globe (0.8 miles, ten minutes)
- Somerset House (0.7 miles, five minutes)
Parking options for St Bride’s Church
Travellers hoping to explore the city by car during their time in London have a number of options open to them in terms of places to park when visiting St Bride’s Church.
Here are just some of the nearby parking facilities that travellers can make use of during their stay:
- Coleshill Parkway (0.6 miles, 12 minutes’ travel time on foot)
- Baynard House Car Park (0.4 miles, seven minutes)
- Cornwall Road Car Park (0.9 miles, 19 minutes)
- Doon Street Car Park (0.9 miles, 18 minutes)
- Hungerford Bridge Car Park (1.1 miles, 23 minutes)
- London Wall Car Park (0.9 miles, 18 minutes)
- Smithfield Car Park (0.5 miles, ten minutes)
- NCP Car Park London Saffron Hill (0.5 miles, 11 minutes)
- NCP Car Park London Aldersgate (0.7 miles, 14 minutes)
- Bloomsbury Square Car Park (one mile, 21 minutes)
Anyone planning to travel by car in the English capital should remember that traffic volumes can be high at most times, especially during the morning and evening rush hours. As such, it is often prudent to plan journeys in advance and to pre-book parking when possible.
Underground travel details
Visitors to St Bride’s Church can also make use of the wide selection of nearby London Underground stations and transport links that provide swift and easy access to this busy part of central London. Stations in the local area include:
- Temple (Circle and District lines)
- Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines)
- Chancery Lane (Central line)
- St Paul’s (Central line)
- Barbican (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines)
- Mansion House (Circle and District lines)
- Monument (Circle and District lines)
- London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern lines)
- Southwark (Jubilee line)
- Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City lines)
Full details of station opening times, service timetables and disruptions in the Underground due to ongoing maintenance of the network can all be found by visiting the official website of Transport for London.