The Royal Military Chapel, St James Park, known as the Guards Chapel, is the religious home of the Household Division at the Wellington Barracks in London. Constructed between 1839–40 in the style of a Grecian temple and restored in the 1870s, the chapel was damaged by German bombing during the Blitz in 1940/1941.Guards Chapel is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
The Flanders Fields Memorial Garden is situated adjacent to the chapel.
On the last Tuesday of each month, except August, the Chapel hosts a free 45-minute lunchtime concert featuring a wide variety of music.
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If you are visiting the Guards Museum, take a few minutes to visit their Chapel right next door. The original was destroyed by a V-1 buzz bomb in 1944. The panorama behind the altar is breathtaking... more »
The Guards’ Museum and Guards’ Chapel (free entry) are a short five minute walk from Buckingham Palace along the bottom of Green Park. It is open Mon to Fri 10 am to 4 pm. There is a Sunday service... more »
I love the peaceful and traditional feel of this interesting juxtaposition of architectural styles: an old and beautiful remnant of the bombings of WWII, protected and integrated within a modern, but interesting concrete structure. I have attended a few services here over the years, and always enjoy the more orthodox approach to worship and the unapologetic support of the military establishment. In a world of contradictions, this delight of tradition offers an island hope and beauty.......🙂
Gorgeous chapel beautiful old flags hanging from the ceiling and beautiful paintings and decorations
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