St Martin in the fields

Trafalgar Square, WC2N 4JJ

About: The first church on this site stood here in the thirteenth century, quite literally 'in the fields' between London and Westminster. The present incarnation of the church was built one hundred years before Trafalgar Square, where it now stands, and was designed by James Gibbs.
The design of the church was revolutionary and became the template for colonial churches right across America. The dominating steeple and columned face of the building were unique design features. The interior is galleried, like many Georgian churches and has two tiers of windows. The ceiling consists of gilded and painted plaster panels.
St. Martins is the official church of Buckingham Palace and St. James Palace.
Thomas Chippendale, Joshua Reynolds and William Hogarth were all buried at St. Martins. During the First World War St. Martins sheltered homeless soldiers. During the Second World War the vaults were used as an air raid shelter.
St. Martins is still at the forefront of charity and provides meals for London’s homeless.
St. Martins has an acclaimed choir an often hold concerts with visiting musicians and orchestras. Admission is free and in the crypt visitors will find a café, gift shop and the London Brass Rubbing Centre.
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Jun
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Exhibition
Time: Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00 Sunday: 11:00 - 18:00
Admission: Free
Location: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Jul
8
Wed
TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Admission: £12 £9 £5.50
Location: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Jul
15
Wed
Urban Jazz Collective
Time: 20:00
Admission: £12 £9 £5.50
Location: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Jul
18
Sat
Sound of St Martin's Choral Series - Italian Choral Masterpieces
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
Admission: £15 (unreserved)
Location: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Jul
18
Sat
Sounds Sublime Festival
Time: 11:00 - 13:00 Snapshot concerts from five young vocal ensembles 11:30 – 13:00 Pop-up performances in outdoor spaces 13:15 - 14:15 Genesis Sixteen Afternoon Concert 15:00 - 17:00 Come & Sing workshop
Admission: Free
Location: St Martin's in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Jul
20
Mon
Sound of St Martin's Choral Series - A Celebration of Handel
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
Admission: £15 (unreserved)
Location: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Jul
22
Wed
The Red Stripe Band
Time: 20:00
Admission: £12 £9 £5.50
Location: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Jul
27
Mon
Sound of St Martin's Choral Series - A Celebration of Mozart
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
Admission: £15 (unreserved)
Location: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Jul
29
Wed
Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Admission: £12 £9 £5.50
Location: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Aug
3
Mon
Sound of St Martin's Choral Series - A Twentieth Century Choral Celebration
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
Admission: £15 (unreserved)
Location: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London


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