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Savoy Chapel

Built as part of the Hospital of St John between 1510-16. It is down a side turning between The Strand and the Thames. The bell turret was added by Sir Robert Smirke in 1820-21 and the whole was restored by Sydney Smirke 1864-65.

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St Mary le Strand

On an island in The Strand, the church was designed by James Gibbs and  built 1714-17.

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St Peter, Vere Street

Behind Debenhams in Oxford Street. It was an estate chapel and is now the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. The architect was James Gibbs and it was built 1721-24. The interior is now bare but it still has William Morris glass designed by Burne-Jones in the east window which dates from 1881.

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All Saints, Margaret Street

One of the most famous 19th century churches in Britain. It was designed by William Butterfield and built 1850-59. The interior is an ideal of the mid-Victorian Anglo catholic parish church. It sits on a very restricted site just behind the east end of Oxford Street.

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All Souls, Langham Place

Next to Broadcasting House just north of Oxford Circus. The church was designed by John Nash and built 1822-24. It is a centre of evangelical Anglicanism.

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Annunciation, Old Quebec Street

Just behind Oxford Street’s western end is this large church by Sir Walter Tapper dating from 1912-14

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