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All Hallows By The Tower, London

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See ancient artifacts at All Hallows By The Tower, one of the city's oldest churches. Founded in 675 by the Saxon Abbey at Barking, the structure contains the arch of the original Saxon church. Made with recycled Roman tiles, the 7th-century arch predates any other surviving piece of church material. Visit the crypt museum underneath the church, which features religious and historical artifacts, including an ancient Roman road. Walk through the church's cemetery, where several people beheaded at the Tower of London are buried, including Thomas More, Bishop John Fisher, and Archbishop Laud. Take a guided tour to learn more about the church's history, or download an audio tour before your visit. Make your London itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • The atmosphere in this incredibly historic church cannot be put to words. As soon as you enter, you can see, feel & even smell the history in this magnificent place. The crypts were astounding. If you...  more »
  • It's an old gothic cathedral(the oldest in London?), with welcoming and warm atmosphere. It's rather minimalist inside, but has lots of emblems and traces of history inside. One can visit the catacomb...  more »
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  • Amazing what you see when walking this city rather than taking the tube. This church, also known at All Hallows Barking has great history. The oldest church In London founded in 675AD is full of history with a lovely example of a Roman pavement in the crypt. Hidden gem.
  • We visited the oldest church in the city of London today and were in awe by it's longevity. The exterior and exterior appeared to be worn yet in solid condition considering it has been around since 675AD. That means it's well over 1300 years old! Simply remarkable. A very nice lady gave us a tour in the crypt, located below the church. It was very interesting to learn about its history. If and when you're in London, please check this out.
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