St Margaret

As nearby Westminster Abbey was a monastery church, local people needed a place to worship and so St Margaret's was founded in the 12th century.

About this church

The building was begun in Tudor times, but in the 18th century the whole structure was enlarged and encased in Portland stone, causing the church to be described as 'a Tudor body in Georgian clothing'.

The stunning arcades and clerestory windows form a procession through the nave to a richly coloured Flemish glass window. Later windows commemorate William Caxton and Sir Walter Raleigh, and there are beautiful 20th century windows by the artist John Piper.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

St Mary Undercroft

The Chapel of St Mary Undercroft was completed by King Edward I in 1297, further developed under Edward II, and finally completed by Edward III in around 1365.


Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey presents a unique pageant of British history; the shrine of St Edward the Confessor, the tombs of kings and queens, and countless memorials to the famous and the great, it has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066 and for numerous other royal occasions.

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