St Mary Abbots Church - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken inside St Mary Abbots Church in Kensington, London. The picture was taken from the nave of the church and shows the high altar and some of the large stained-glass windows.
St Mary Abbots Church - FURTHER INFORMATION
St Mary Abbots Church - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'St Mary Abbots Church' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
St Mary Abbots Church stands in the heart of Kensington on the junction of Kensington High Street and Kensington Church Street, just a little west of Kensington Gardens in London. There has been a church here for over 1000 years, though the current building dates from 1872, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, who also designed the font found by the west door.
St Mary Abbots boasts the highest spire in London and is well known for the spectacular stained glass windows, including the famous 'Healing' window which was funded by the Royal College of Surgeons. Several of the windows were blown out by bombing in WWII and subsequently replaced. The staves on the altar also date from the 1870's and in the south transept is a memorial to Edward, seventh earl of Warwick and seventh Earl of Holland, carved in 1721.
St Mary Abbots Church is open to the public during the day, who are welcome to look around and escape the pace of frantic shopping in the streets outside.
Kensington High Street,
London, W8 4LA
Phone: 020 79375136
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Kensington High Street.
Tube: High Street Kensington (Circle, District lines)