St Andrews Undershaft, London
St Andrew Undershaft is a Church of England church in the City of London, the historic nucleus and modern financial centre of London. It is located on St Mary Axe, within the Aldgate ward, and is a rare example of a City church that survived both the Great Fire of London and the Blitz.With our international travel planner, London attractions like St Andrews Undershaft can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
The present building was constructed in 1532 but a church has existed on the site since the 12th century. Today, St Andrew Undershaft is administered from the nearby St Helen's Bishopsgate church.
The first church on the site, which today is bordered by St Mary Axe and Leadenhall Street, was built in medieval times, being recorded in 1147. It was rebuilt in the 14th century and again in 1532; this third incarnation of the building survives today. It is in the Perpendicular style with its entrance located at the base of its off-centre tower. The interior is divided into six bays, with many of the original fittings that survived Victorian renovation. Formerly, St Andrew Undershaft had one of London's few surviving large stained-glass windows, installed in the 17th century, but this was destroyed in the Baltic Exchange bombing in 1992.
St Andrews Undershaft Reviews
Tiny little church that you would walk past opposite the Lloyds building. Excellent condition. Nice to see. more »
There were people inside this church but not in prayer - they were very much at work around desks. It looks like this church s used at least for part of the time as an office. There were no indication... more »
It is one of the complex of Church of England (CoE) buildings in the City of London Borough used by the clergy and parishioners of St. Helens Bishopsgate, a leading evangelical CoE church in London. The St. Andrew Undershaft building itself merges the bygone days of great church buildings (real stained glass windows and all) to the modern age both by its location in the heart of the City of London Borough and also internally where modern facilities have been added without comprising the preservation of this English cultural heritage.
Great church building. There will be Bible study every Wednesday evening.
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