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St Bride’s Church

The magnificent St Bride's Church, The Journalists' Church is famous for its fabulous tiered steeple, said to have been the inspiration behind the traditional tiered wedding cake.

For 2,000 years, the site of St Bride's Fleet Street has been a place of worship – and for 500 years it has been the 'spiritual home' of church goers from the print and media industries, who worked in this area.

There have been many church buildings on this site over the years. In 1940, St Bride's lost its roof to bombing. Following a series of important excavations took place in 1953, led by the medieval archaeologist Professor W. F. Grimes, uncovering the foundations of all six previous churches on the site.

Inside, you can head downstairs and explore the Crypt Museum - located in crypts that were discovered in the 1950's. Explore an interesting exhibition of historical fragments from Romans and Saxons to more recent times, with snippets about the newspaper trade that was located on Fleet Street for many years. You can even see some ancient gravestones!

The church is open and free to visit seven days a week.

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