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St Clement Eastcheap

Address: Clement's Lane EC4N 7AE
Telephone: 020 7588 2638
Usual opening times: Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm
Description: A church was first recorded on this site in 1106 and rebuilt in the 15th century. It was again rebuilt after the Great Fire by Wren in 1683-87. It is generally regarded as “plain and simple” for a Wren church, but it has an interior charm which is unexpected from outside. Alterations to the interior by Butterfield (1872 and 1889) and Comper in 1932-34, the latter remarkable for the blue and gilt reredos produced by Butchart under Comper’s direction. There is an alley way down the side of the church which leads to a small churchyard giving access to offices at the back of the church building. The church bells are those mentioned in the nursery rhyme “Oranges and Lemons”. The “Eastcheap” suffix is there because originally the church was at the end of Eastcheap – the road left it when the new road pattern for London Bridge was formed with the creation of King William Street.

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