The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great is London's oldest surviving church. Founded in 1123 as an Augustinian Priory, it has been in continuous use since 1143.
St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, is hidden away behind its gatehouse. Entrance around 57A West Smitfield. Tube: Farringdon or Barbican, Circle Line.
architecture, church, historic
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