London Architecture

Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great

Address
6 Kinghorn Street
London, England EC1A 7HW
Basic Information
Designed by Rahere
Type holy place
Neighborhood: The City
Bounding Streets:
Kinghorn Street
Cloth Fair
Little Britain
Bartholomew Close
More Information
  • This is a Grade I listed building.
  • This was one of the places where Benjamin Franklin learned the printing trade.
  • This was a filming location for the 1994 movie Four Weddings and a Funeral.
  • This was a filming location for the 1991 movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
  • This was a filming location for the 1998 movie Shakespeare in Love.
  • This was a filming location for the 1999 movie The End of the Affair.
  • This was a filming location for the 2006 movie Amazing Grace.
  • This was a filming location for the 2007 movie Elizabeth: The Golden Age.
  • This was a filming location for the 2008 movie The Other Boleyn Girl.
  • This was a filming location for the 2009 movie Sherlock Homes.
  • 1543: Nearly half of the church was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries ordered by King Henry VIII.
  • c.1800: The abandoned church was renovated and restored by architect Aston Webb.
  • January 4, 1950: This church became a Grade I listed building.
  • April, 2007: This became the first church in Britain to charge an entrance fee for tourists.