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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May
22
Mon
One Meal a Day: the Lake Chad Crisis in pictures
Courtyard at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
Time: Monday and Tuesday: 8am – 8pm Wednesday to Friday: 8am – 9pm Saturday: 11am – 9pm Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Admission: Free
May
24
Wed
Tony Kofi and the Organisation
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Admission: £15 £12 £8
May
27
Sat
Beethoven Mass in C minor by Candlelight
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Admission: £29 £25 £22 £16 £9
May
27
Sat
Beethoven Mass in C minor by Candlelight
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Admission: £29 £25 £22 £16 £9
May
31
Wed
The Silver Ghosts
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Admission: £15 £12 £8
Jun
2
Fri
Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Time: 21:30 - 23:30
Admission: £11
Jun
7
Wed
The Red Stripe Band
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Time: Wednesday: 20:00 - 22:00
Admission: £15 £12 £8
Jun
7
Wed
Heads South Sizzling Cuban Jazz
St Martin in the Fields, Jazz in the Crypt, London
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Admission: £8/12/15
Jun
10
Sat
London Concertante - Vivaldi Four Seasons By Candlelight
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Time: 19.30 - 21.30
Admission: Tickets: £15 - £28 Box Office: 020 7766 1100 Online Bookings: www.smitf.org


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