Brompton Oratory  

 
 
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Brompton OratoryBuilt in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some genuine Italian fittings. These unique, eye-catching treasures predate the building which also boasts an ornate, colourful ceiling, curving up to a 50-foot vaulted dome. The first Roman Catholic Church to be built in London after the Reformation, the Oratory - true to its architecture - still practises a rigid, ritualised Catholicism. The famous Brompton Oratory (also known as the London Oratory) is the second largest Catholic Church in London and every Sunday more than 3,000 people worship in this enormous church. Visitors are welcome but are requested to dress modestly, maintain a respectful silence and switch off mobile phones. There is a sung mass in Latin every Sunday at 11am.

 

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South Kensington Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
3 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 2 minutes from Brompton Oratory
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Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Brompton Oratory
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V & A Sackler Centre for Arts Education
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Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Brompton Oratory
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1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Brompton Oratory
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Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Brompton Oratory
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Brompton Oratory
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Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Brompton Oratory
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17-21 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 4 minutes from Brompton Oratory
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268 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Brompton Oratory
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278-280 Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Brompton Oratory
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233 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 1 minute from Brompton Oratory
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239 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 1 minute from Brompton Oratory
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58 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Brompton Oratory
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13 South Terrace, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Brompton Oratory
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14 Princes Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Brompton Oratory
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11 Thurloe Place, Knightsbridge, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Brompton Oratory
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