Christ Church Spitalfields

 
 
ADDRESS
Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6LY 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Weekdays 11am-4pm, Sun 1pm-4pm | Opening times may change if the church is being used as a venue.
 

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Christ Church SpitalfieldsBuilt in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually saved this city landmark from demolition, but took decades to raise the money for the full restoration that has finally returned one of London's most stunning churches to its full glory. The modern parish, between the offices of the City and the largely Moslem community of Brick Lane, is unable to fill the 640 capacity, so the church has been pressed into service as a visual arts gallery and concert hall. There can be be few more attractive venues for the arts in London.

 

Christ Church Spitalfields events

 
Phoenix SchoolPhoenix SchoolA sound installation created by students in collaboration with sound artist Duncan Chapman, musician Katie Heller and trainee music leader Ruth Rosales, exploring the theme of Baroque.23rd April 2014Monday 9th June 2014 Where:
Christ Church Spitalfields,   Commercial Street      E1 6LY
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Phoenix School
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia
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DATES  23rd April to 9th June 2014
A sound installation created by students in collaboration with sound artist Duncan Chapman, musician Katie Heller and trainee music leader Ruth Rosales, exploring the theme of Baroque.
Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: Choral Warm UpOrchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: Choral Warm UpA pre-concert workshop for audience members who wish to join in with the music by Schutz and Praetorius.6th June 2014Friday 6th June 2014 Where:
Christ Church Spitalfields,   Commercial Street      E1 6LY
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Free Event 
Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: Choral Warm Up
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 6th June 2014 at 6.30pm-7.15pm and 8pm-9.45pm
A pre-concert workshop for audience members who wish to join in with the music by Schutz and Praetorius.
Spitalfields Music Summer FestivalSpitalfields Music Summer FestivalSpitalfields Music Summer FestivalThe community-minded summer festival returns to Spitalfields and its environs for small-scale classical, folk and contemporary music held in a splendid variety of performance spaces. The best thing about the biannual Spitalfields festivals (a winter festival is held either side of Christmas) is the array of contrasting venues: Old Spitalfields Mark6th June 2014Saturday 21st June 2014 Where:
Christ Church Spitalfields,   Commercial Street      E1 6LY
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Spitalfields Music Summer Festival
event > Concerts
PRICING  Various
DATES  6th to 21st June 2014
The community-minded summer festival returns to Spitalfields and its environs for small-scale classical, folk and contemporary music held in a splendid variety of performance spaces. The best thing about the biannual Spitalfields festivals (a winter festival is held either side of Christmas) is the array of contrasting venues: Old Spitalfields Mark... More about this event
 
Rachel Podger & Brecon BaroqueRachel Podger & Brecon BaroqueThe ensemble, directed by violinist Rachel Podger, performs Vivaldi's Concertos From L Estro Armonico, Bach's Excerpts From The Art of Fugue and Vivaldi's Concerto For Violin And Organ In D Minor.7th June 2014Saturday 7th June 2014 Where:
Christ Church Spitalfields,   Commercial Street      E1 6LY
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Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 7th June 2014 - 8pm-9.30pm
The ensemble, directed by violinist Rachel Podger, performs Vivaldi's Concertos From L Estro Armonico, Bach's Excerpts From The Art of Fugue and Vivaldi's Concerto For Violin And Organ In D Minor.
A Sorrowfull SoulA Sorrowfull SoulGallicantus and The Queens Revels perform Consort songs by Byrd, Dowland and Gibbons drawn from William Leighton's The Teares or Lamentacions of a Sorrowfull Soule.18th June 2014Wednesday 18th June 2014 Where:
Christ Church Spitalfields,   Commercial Street      E1 6LY
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A Sorrowfull Soul
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Wednesday 18th June 2014 - 7pm-8.30pm
Gallicantus and The Queens Revels perform Consort songs by Byrd, Dowland and Gibbons drawn from William Leighton's The Teares or Lamentacions of a Sorrowfull Soule.
The English ConcertThe English ConcertThe concert explores European classical music before the likes of Bach and Handel, with performance of Navarra's Sinfonia-Sonata A 5 In C Major, Muffat's Sonata II A 5 In G Minor, Biber's Sonata Representativa, Rosenmuller's Movements From Sinfonia Da Camera, Schmelzer's Fencing School, Wilche's Battaglia, Biber's Balletti Lamentabile A 4 and Muffa19th June 2014Thursday 19th June 2014 Where:
Christ Church Spitalfields,   Commercial Street      E1 6LY
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The English Concert
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Thursday 19th June 2014 - 7pm-8.30pm
The concert explores European classical music before the likes of Bach and Handel, with performance of Navarra's Sinfonia-Sonata A 5 In C Major, Muffat's Sonata II A 5 In G Minor, Biber's Sonata Representativa, Rosenmuller's Movements From Sinfonia Da Camera, Schmelzer's Fencing School, Wilche's Battaglia, Biber's Balletti Lamentabile A 4 and Muffa
God Is Gone UpGod Is Gone UpGraham Ross directs the Choir of Clare College as they perform a selection of works by composers Hassler, Finzi, Brett, Vaughan Williams, Tallis, Grieg, Elgar and more.20th June 2014Friday 20th June 2014 Where:
Christ Church Spitalfields,   Commercial Street      E1 6LY
Category: event
 
God Is Gone Up
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Friday 20th June 2014 - 7pm-8.30pm
Graham Ross directs the Choir of Clare College as they perform a selection of works by composers Hassler, Finzi, Brett, Vaughan Williams, Tallis, Grieg, Elgar and more.
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Aldgate East Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Rez Apartments London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  25% off
26 Widegate Street, E1 | 5 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Rez Apartments London are a family run, boutique property in the financial district of London. Located in the heart of The City and nearby to Hoxton ... More
 
 
 
ibis London City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £57  35% off
5 Commercial Street, E1 | 5 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Commercial Road may not be London's most picturesque location but if you want the nightlife of Old Street or the gleaming towers of the City of ... More
 
 
 
196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £87  24% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 6 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
 
 
 
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Dennis Severs' House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
The brainchild of eccentric designer and performer, Dennis Severs' House at 18 Folgate Street captures, in a series of evocative snapshots, 18th century life as experienced ... More
 
 
 
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The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
30 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3V | 9 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Designed by Norman Foster and affectionately, and understandably, dubbed "The Gherkin" thanks to its unique bullet-shape tower, 30 St Mary Axe stands out as one of ... More
 
 
 
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Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, London EC2N | 10 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
At 601 feet, Tower 42 was the first skyscraper in the City of London when it was officially opened in June 1981 by Her Majesty ... More
 
 
 
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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari ... More
 
 
 
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Raven Row
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
56 Artillery Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Raven Row, a non-profit contemporary art centre in Spitalfields, not far from the Market, opened to the public on 28th February 2009. The name - nothing ... More
 
 
 
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Whitechapel Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 5 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty ... More
 
 
 
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Evening Showcase
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 17th April 2014 - 7.30pm-11.30pm
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 7 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Free evening showcase featuring large-screen promotional videos and spoken word performances centred on Jamaican dialect and compelling imagery. Special guest performance from Freddie Notes taking us ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 11th to 17th Apr 2014
The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 10 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
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Jam Tart
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 17th April 2014 - 5pm-2am
Favela London, 91-93 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A | 12 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
An open mic and jam session with performances from JamJar and Stephanie Fraser....More
 
 
 
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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for hire. ... More
 
 
 
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 5 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Built in 1891-94 by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Bishopsgate Institute's facade has a theme of arts and crafts. Inside you will find 19th century tiling, a ... More
 
 
 
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Rich Mix Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 7 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different ... More
 
 
 
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The Laundry Room
London > Shopping >
3 Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Christ Church Spitalfields
The Laundry Room presents its very first Christmas Pop-Up Shop, taking place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December 2011 in east London. Housed on the ground floor ... More
 
 
 
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Brick Lane Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Christ Church Spitalfields
Brick Lane Market is pure East End London, which means Jewish bagel shops, Bangladeshi curry houses, Indian sari silks - and Cockneys crying out their wares. ... More
 
 
 
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Absolute Vintage
London > Shopping > Clothing
15 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Christ Church Spitalfields
A whole array of vintage handbags, dresses and belts are on offer at this specialist shop including more than a thousand pairs of shoes and boots. ... More
 
 
 
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St John Bread and Wine
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
94-96 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Christ Church Spitalfields
St John Bread and Wine in Spitalfields is the sister restaurant to Fergus Henderson's original (Michelin starred) 'nose-to-tail' restaurant, the celebrated St John next to Smithfield ... More
 
 
 
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Poppies
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
6-8 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Christ Church Spitalfields
If you, like many other Londoners, are drawn in by the tempting smell of traditional fish and chips then be sure to visit Poppies in Spitalfields. ... More
 
 
 
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Sichuan-Folk Chinese Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
32 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, E1 | 1 minute from Christ Church Spitalfields
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 9 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 10 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 17 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 | 3 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 20 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 6 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
After serving two queens and a king, surviving The Blitz and enjoying a period as a notorious strip club, The Crown and Shuttle sadly closed its ... More
 
 
 
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The White Horse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, EC2M | 8 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
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The Fox
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
28-30 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 11 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Ideally located away from the chaos of the City and in the trendy and thriving Shoreditch area, The Fox is a stylish gastropub offering food and ... More
 
 
 
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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, E1 | 1 minute from Christ Church Spitalfields
Inspired by its sister bar, the long-standing Smiths of Smithfield, Smiths Spitalfields follows in its famous sibling's footsteps as an all-day dining venue celebrating the best ... More
 
 
 
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The Vibe Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Vibe Bar manages to be both chilled out and cutting edge. Located inside the Truman Brewery on trendy Brick Lane, you can come here to drink ... More
 
 
 
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Shoreditch House
London > Nightlife > Bars
Ebor Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 5 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
In a former tea warehouse in the part of town where the City meets the East End you'll find another off-shoot from Soho House founder Nick ... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Christ Church Spitalfields
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Andaz Liverpool Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 7 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
Housed in one of the great Victorian station hotels, this showstopper is a mixture of meticulous nineteenth century restoration and the glittering wit of Terrence Conran's ... More
 
 
 
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30 St Mary Axe - Top Floor Restaurant at The Gherkin
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 St Mary Axe, Aldgate, City, London EC3A | 9 minutes from Christ Church Spitalfields
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Sex, Drugs And Painting
Exhibitions | Until 22nd April 2014 

The Old Truman Brewery 2 minutes walk from Christ Church Spitalfields

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Racket 002 Feat. James Gillespie
Concerts | On 17th April 2014 

Cafe 1001 4 minutes walk from Christ Church Spitalfields

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Play What's Not There
Exhibitions | Until 22nd June 2014 

Raven Row 4 minutes walk from Christ Church Spitalfields

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Chris Marker
Chris Marker
Exhibitions | Until 22nd June 2014 

Whitechapel Gallery 5 minutes walk from Christ Church Spitalfields

Visionary French filmmaker, photographer, writer and artist Chris Marker (1921-2012) is widely acknowledged as the finest exponent of the essay ...More

 
Kader Attia
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2014 

Whitechapel Gallery 5 minutes walk from Christ Church Spitalfields

The Whitechapel Gallery has commissioned a site-specific installation from French-Algerian artist Kader Attia, which marks his first solo project ...More

Gate l Easter Special
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 17th April 2014 

The Rhythm Factory 6 minutes walk from Christ Church Spitalfields

Deep house from Vidis, Downtown Party Network, Tom Svtgl, Spalis, Samsas, Mountak, Meega, Details Out Us, Pandemiya and Edvard Monogram....More

Evening Showcase
Concerts | On 17th April 2014 

Rich Mix Centre 7 minutes walk from Christ Church Spitalfields

Free evening showcase featuring large-screen promotional videos and spoken word performances centred on Jamaican dialect and compelling imagery. Special guest ...More

Blueprint Easter Special
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 17th April 2014 

Village Underground 7 minutes walk from Christ Church Spitalfields

Shed, Blawan, Surgeon, James Ruskin and Happa techno and house....More

The Horse And Groom Easter Disco w/ Rahaan (Chicago)
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 17th April 2014 

Horse And Groom 8 minutes walk from Christ Church Spitalfields

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Easter Over Easy
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 17th April 2014 

The Queen Of Hoxton 8 minutes walk from Christ Church Spitalfields

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