Brompton Oratory

 
 
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Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RP
 
 
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Showered in flamboyant trimmings this Roman Catholic Church is a hidden jewel in Kensington.

Built in the Italianate baroque style in 1884, the church is an exact imitation of the Gesu church in Rome and sports some beautiful exported genuine Italian fittings. These eye-catching treasures predate the building and are very special. Inside, the ornate colourful ceiling curves up a 50 foot dome while immaculate stone carvings add to the pomp of this epic building.

It was the first Roman Catholic Church to be built in London after the reformation and true to its architecture the church practises a rigid, ritualised, smells ‘n’ bells Catholicism. They have a sung mass in Latin every Sunday.

Visitors are welcome but please do dress modestly, maintain a respectful silence and switch off mobile phones.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
3 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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