All Hallows by the Tower

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Byward Street
City of London

  • Phone: 020 7481 2928

All Hallows By The Tower church was founded in 675 AD and, throughout London's history, has played a key part in almost every important event. A Roman pavement, Saxon stonework, Mediaeval paintings and statues, and the glorious Grinling Gibbons font cover are all on show. This is the church where the Knights Templar had their London trials, Samuel Pepys watched the Great Fire of London from the tower, where William Penn (founder of Pennsylvania) was baptised and where President John Quincy Adams married a local girl. It is the founding place of Toc H and 'Tubby' Clayton was Vicar here for 40 years. The church has a characterful Crypt Museum and an excellent cafe - The Kitchen.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00 and Sun 11.00-17.00 Open all year - check website for opening times during Christmas and New Year periods



Travel directions:

Nearest tube station: Tower Hill (District and Circle Lines) Nearest DLR: Tower Gateway Local buses: 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1, N15 River boat: Tower Pier

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Cafeteria
  • Wi-fi available
  • Toilets


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Guided tours
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General audio-guide available
  • Information point provided

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