St Martin in the fields

Trafalgar Square, WC2N 4JJ

St Martin in the fields, exterior picture

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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Mar
3
Fri
A Celebration of J S Bach by Candlelight
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Admission: £26 £22 £18 £15 £9
Mar
10
Fri
London Concertante - Bach Brandenburg Concertos By Candlelight
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Admission: £13 - £25
Mar
15
Wed
Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Admission: £15 £12 £8
Mar
18
Sat
Handel Messiah by Candelight
St Martin-in-the-Fields,Trafalgar Square, London
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Admission: £29 £25 £22 £16 £9
Mar
22
Wed
Graham Pike Quartet
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Time: Wednesday: 20:00 - 22:00
Admission: £15 £12 £8
Mar
31
Fri
The Fabulations
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Time: 21:30 - 23:00
Admission: £11 in advance/£15 on the door
Apr
10
Mon
Crosslight: A Passion Play
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Admission: £10


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