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St. Margaret's Church

  • St. Margaret's St., Parliament Sq. Map It
  • Westminster
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/20/2030

Fodor's Review

Dwarfed by its neighbor, Westminster Abbey, St. Margaret's was probably founded in the 11th century and rebuilt between 1482 and 1523. It's the unofficial parish church of the House of Commons—Winston Churchill tied the knot here in 1908, and since 1681, a pew off the south aisle has been set aside for the Speaker of the House (look for the carved portcullis). Samuel Pepys and John Milton also worshipped here. The stained glass in the north windows is classically Victorian, facing abstract glass from John Piper in the south, while the east windows date from the early 16th century. These were to replace the originals, which were ruined in World War II.

Sight Information

Address:

St. Margaret's St., Parliament Sq., London, Greater London, SW1P 3JX, England

Map It

Phone:

020-7222–5152

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 08/20/2030

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