St Clement Danes

 
 
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Strand, Holborn, London WC2R 1DH 
 
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St Clement DanesFor a child-friendly atmosphere in the heart of London, head along to St Clement Danes - especially in the run-up to Easter when they hold their famous Oranges and Lemons service. The first line of the English nursery rhyme is "Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St Clements" and the bells of this church on the Strand have indeed been known to ring out the tune. St Clement Eastcheap must also have some claim to being the church featured in the rhyme but the children don't seem bothered by mere technicalities. Their special Easter service - a bit like the Christingle service at Christmas - typifies their emphasis on providing good old-fashioned spiritual fun for kids. At Easter, children are given an orange and a lemon on their way out of church, a tradition dating back to 1920 when the Danish community of the time made a donation of the fruits to celebrate the bells ringing out for the first time since 1913. St Clement Danes was almost destroyed in the Blitz but was restored in 1957 as the central church of the RAF.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Temple Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
City Thameslink Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Church Services

St Clement Danes Central Church of the RAF, Strand, WC2R 1DH For a child-friendly atmosphere in the heart of London, head along to St Clement Danes where...

 
 
Church Services

St Clement Danes Central Church of the RAF, Strand, WC2R 1DH For a child-friendly atmosphere in the heart of London, head along to St Clement Danes where...

 
 
Church Services

St Clement Danes Strand, WC2R 1DH For a child-friendly atmosphere in the heart of London, head along to St Clement Danes' famous Oranges and Lemons service...

 
 
London Events 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near St Clement Danes

Near St Clement Danes
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £191  41% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from St Clement Danes
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
Apex Temple Court Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  31% off
1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 4 minutes from St Clement Danes
Amazing brand new hotel, located right in the heart of the city. The Apex Temple Court Hotel is a landmark building that has been converted into ... More
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  21% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 5 minutes from St Clement Danes
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
St Mary-le-Strand
London > Useful Numbers > Places of Worship
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from St Clement Danes
The parish of St Mary le Strand may lay a good claim to being one of the oldest parishes in London but the current building dates ... More
 
 
 
Romanian Congregation of St. Dunstan in the West
London > Useful Numbers > Places of Worship
St. Dunstan in the West, Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 3 minutes from St Clement Danes
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Buddhapadipa Temple (Thai Temple)
London > Useful Numbers > Places of Worship
14 Calonne Road Wimbledon LONDON, SW19 | 7.3 miles from St Clement Danes
Buddhist temple set in idyllic grounds. The first Buddhist temple in the United Kingdom lies hidden away on a residential street on the edge of Wimbledon Park. ... More
 
 
 
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Events near St Clement Danes

Near St Clement Danes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 8 minutes from St Clement Danes
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 12 minutes from St Clement Danes
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 12 minutes from St Clement Danes
It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for a new life. Following a sold ...More
 
 
 
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Near St Clement Danes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 1 minute from St Clement Danes
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from St Clement Danes
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's finger ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 5 minutes from St Clement Danes
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near St Clement Danes

The best museums, galleries, attractions near St Clement Danes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from St Clement Danes
A stunning example of Gothic architecture, London's Inns of Court date back to before the 14th century. It is here that barristers train and traditionally practice. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, WC2R | 2 minutes from St Clement Danes
One of the most stunning interiors in London can be viewed in part between January and April, when Two Temple Place opens for its annual exhibition, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from St Clement Danes
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near St Clement Danes

The best shops and markets near St Clement Danes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from St Clement Danes
Founded in Aldwych in 1689 Ede and Ravenscroft has the rare distinction of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations and holds ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Curiosity Shop
London > Shopping > Shoes
13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from St Clement Danes
16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title as ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from St Clement Danes
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near St Clement Danes

What are the best dining options near St Clement Danes London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Apostrophe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
215 The Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 1 minute from St Clement Danes
Apostrophe are a fast expanding chain of boulangerie / patisseries with a reputation for superb coffee which is their main stock in trade. Proprietor Amir Chen ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
181 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 1 minute from St Clement Danes
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
229 - 230 Strand, Aldwych, , Holborn, London WC2R | 1 minute from St Clement Danes
Formally the famous Wig and Pen Club, this branch of Thai Square occupies a building that's supposedly the only one on the Strand to have survived ... More
 
 
 
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Education near St Clement Danes

Near St Clement Danes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from St Clement Danes
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 10 minutes from St Clement Danes
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 12 minutes from St Clement Danes
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near St Clement Danes

St Clement Danes gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from St Clement Danes
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 7 minutes from St Clement Danes
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from St Clement Danes
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near St Clement Danes

The best pubs near London St Clement Danes.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 1 minute from St Clement Danes
... More
 
 
 
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The White Swan
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
108 Fetter Lane, Holborn, London EC4A | 6 minutes from St Clement Danes
Tucked into a quiet corner near Lincoln's Inn Fields, The White Swan is an absolute delight. The owners, Tom and Ed Martin, also run The Gun ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Castle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26 Furnival Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 6 minutes from St Clement Danes
... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near St Clement Danes

St Clement Danes clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from St Clement Danes
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes from St Clement Danes
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Galadari
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 8 minutes from St Clement Danes
A penthouse-inspired restaurant and bar with a stunning 88 metre rooftop terrace Galadari offers diners Japanese food and show-stopping views of St Paul's, No. 1 Blackfriars, ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near St Clement Danes

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near St Clement Danes.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Royal Courts of Justice
London > Business > Venue Hire
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from St Clement Danes
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Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 2 minutes from St Clement Danes
... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from St Clement Danes
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
 

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Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
Theatre | Until 6th September 2014 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from St Clement Danes

Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize winning historic novels 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies' transfer from the Royal Shakespeare ...More

 
The Courtauld Collection
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

The Courtauld Gallery 4 minutes walk from St Clement Danes

Paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints from the early Renaissance period to the 20th century....More

West African Loom Pulley
Exhibitions | Until 12th November 2014 

The Courtauld Gallery 4 minutes walk from St Clement Danes

An exhibition and case study from the Illuminating Objects series. This delicately carved instrument is from The Courtauld's small collection ...More

Bruegel To Freud: Prints From The Courtauld Gallery
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

The Courtauld Gallery 4 minutes walk from St Clement Danes

Prints from the gallery's collection, spanning more than 500 years and encompassing a range of printmaking techniques....More

Time: Tattoo Art Today
Time: Tattoo Art Today
Exhibitions | Until 5th October 2014 

Somerset House 4 minutes walk from St Clement Danes

Time: Tattoo Art Today at Somerset House is a free exhibition that presents original artworks from 70 of the world's ...More

 
Form Through Colour: Josef Albers, Anni Albers & Gary Hume
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

Somerset House 4 minutes walk from St Clement Danes

More than 20 hand-crafted rugs, tapestries and fabric installations made by the company Christopher Farr, based on original designs by ...More

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 25th April 2015 

Novello Theatre 5 minutes walk from St Clement Danes

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
Bakersfield Mist
Bakersfield Mist
Theatre | Until 30th August 2014 

Duchess Theatre 5 minutes walk from St Clement Danes

Kathleen Turner, who famously bared all when she last appeared in the West End - in a stage adaptation of ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 5 minutes walk from St Clement Danes

Nominated for a staggering seven Oliviers in this year's Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kit Kat Kabaret
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th October 2014 

CellarDoor 6 minutes walk from St Clement Danes

Cabaret and burlesque tunes from DJs....More

 
 
 
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