St Clement Danes Churchyard (also known as The Central Church of The Royal Air Force)7381

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

In this small surrounding churchyard is the statue of Samuel Johnson who was a member of the congregation, and nearby are recent statues including that to Bomber Harris.

History

St Clement Danes formerly had a good-sized churchyard, but this was severely reduced as a result of roadworks in 1855 and now remains as a small railed enclosure around the church. A church has existed here since the 9th century; the Wren church of 1682 was severely damaged in World War 2 and restored by the RAF by 1958 when it was re-consecrated.

Visitor Facilities

Church open daily 9am-4pm except bank holidays and for special services.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Church open daily 9am-4pm except bank holidays and for special services.

Directions

Tube: Temple (District, Circle).
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust