Today St. Clement Danes serves as the central church of the Royal Air Force, yet its rich and varied history stretches back several hundred years before it assumed this role. The grand Anglican Church was completed in 1682 by England's most famous architect, Sir Christopher Wren, but was severely damaged during the Blitz. Its restoration in 1958 saw its dedication to the air force. Monuments, memorials, and celebrations of the air force can be found everywhere, from the floor inscribed with the badges of over 800 RAF formations, to the gallery of Queen's Colours and Standards. Make sure to visit the statues of Arthur Harris and Hugh Dowding outside, two of the RAF's wartime leaders. Using our custom trip planner, London attractions like St. Clement Danes can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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St. Clement Danes Reviews
Not much remains of the original building designed by Christopher Wren after the bombing of 1941 and as such it was rebuilt as a memorial to the allied airmen. more »
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, this is a beautiful Church, full of atmosphere. I was lucky enough to hear the orchestra rehearsing. They had no problem with me sitting and listening. more »
Worth visiting if you're in the area. The Church is dedicated to the RAF with various memorabilia displayed inside to commerate those who have last their lives in service to their country. Very spacious inside with wide central aisle and deep pews. There is also a crypt you can visit. Free to enter, but donations welcomed.
Lovely place to visit. The gentleman there was very informative. Thank you.
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