London Architecture

Brompton Oratory

Also known as
Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
London, England SW7 2RP
Basic Information
Designed by Herbert Gribble
Cost £93,000
Type holy place
Neighborhood: Kensington and Chelsea
Bounding Streets:
Brompton Road
Thurloe Place
Cottage Place
Exhibition Road
Princes Gardens
More Information
  • This is the church where Alfred Hitchcock married Alma Reville.
  • During the Cold War, Soviet spies would use this church as a dead drop to send messages to Moscow.
  • June, 1880: Construction started.
  • April 16, 1884: The church was consecrated.
  • 1893: The southern facade was added.
  • 1896: The dome was completed.