Angels and stained glass
Angels and Stained Glass

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St James Garlickhythe Church Interior

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Open Space
Carved Detail, St Benet's Church, Paul's Wharf

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The Friends of the City Churches

The Friends of the City Churches is an architectural heritage charity dedicated to preserving the beautiful and unique churches found within the square mile of the City of London. As part of our work we:

St Stephen Walbrook altar

Open churches

The following City Churches are open with Friends' Watchers present from 11am to 3pm each week (unless stated otherwise).


St Botolph Aldgate
St Ethelburga Centre
St Martin Ludgate
St Mary Abchurch


The Dutch Church  (2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month)
St Dunstan in the West
St Mary Abchurch
St Michael Cornhill


All Hallows London Wall
St Magnus the Martyr (12 - 4 pm)
St Mary Abchurch
St Sepulchre
St Stephen Walbrook


St Anne & St Agnes (1st and 3rd Thursdays 11.30am - 2.45pm)
St Benet Paul's Wharf
St James Garlickhythe
St Mary Abchurch
St Mary at Hill


St Andrew by the Wardrobe
St Clement Eastcheap
St Mary Abchurch

Please note that very occasionally these arrangements may be subject to closure by the churches concerned.

Map of churches

What's new

The Friends has now been helping to keep City Churches open for 20 years and in celebration of this milestone the Bishop of London will conduct a special service on Thursday 19th November, 2.30pm at St Sepulchre without Newgate. Please apply at the Friends office for tickets.

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