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St Andrews Undershaft, London

4.3
#195 of 266 in Historic Sites in 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.
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.
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  • 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 »
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  • Building is connected to St Helen's Bishopsgate where Sunday meetings are held. Very welcoming!
  • Nice place. Amazing contrast with the surrounding area. Worth visit.
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