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Part of the Queen Mary block of the hospital, it is a major work planned by Christopher Wren but construction was delayed and dates from 1735-1743. The chapel is entered up a high curved staircase from an entrance area that contains most of the monuments in the chapel. The interior was severely fire damaged and rebuilt by James Stuart in 1779-1789 in his Greek style.
The tower of All Hallows, Lombard Street in the City of London was erected here in 1938-1940 alongside a new church by Robert Atkinson. Many of the contents of that church of 1686-94 by Christopher Wren were also re used in the new church as were some from St Benet Gracechurch and St Dionis Backchurch. The interior is bedecked with flags of the nations in the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup as the church is only a short way from Twickenham stadium.
Thanks to its “wedding cake” steeple one of the best known churches in the City. A Christopher Wren design,It dates from 1691-98, with the steeple added 1701-03. It was burnt out in 1941 and restored 1955-57 by Godfrey Allen. The crypt is also the home of an interesting museum about the city and the earlier history of the church.