Founded c1080 as the London headquarters of the Archbishops of Canterbury, the medieval church of St Mary-le-Bow survived three devastating collapses before being completely destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. Rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, it was destroyed once more in 1941 but was again rebuilt and re-consecrated in 1964.
St Mary-le-Bow is a Grade I Listed Church in London EC2. English Heritage and the City of London Council both approved the Sesame lift at the front entrance to this historic building.
St Mary-le-Bow Church
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St Mary-le-Bow has so much history. Legend has it that if you were born within the sounds of the Mary-le-Bow bells you could call yourself a Cockney Londoner!
Also St Mary-le-Bow Church is part of the children’s nursery rhyme “Oranges and Lemons..the bells of St Clements”.
A very British Church.