St. Martin-in-the-Fields is a beautiful old Anglican Church located at the northeast corner of Trafalgar Square. The present building was completed in 1726 and features a classical style with Corintian columns and a high steeple. We have included this church in our 'Theatres and Venues' section because it features a popular Lunchtime Concert Series performed on Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1pm., a concept similar to that at St.James's Piccadilly St.
This enjoyable series has a history going back to the beginning of World War II during which a series of Lunchtime Concerts were held at the neighbouring National Gallery. The St. Martin's Church took over the concert series at the end of the war. The concerts promote emerging new talent and provide musicians a professional venue where they can perform for an appreciative large audience. You can be asured that these concerts are of a very high quality and the church is well known for having excellent acoustics.
While these concerts are technically free, they are more than worth the suggested donation of £3.50 which also helps with work done by the church. In addition to the Lunchtime Concerts the church also features Jazz Nights.
It is also worth noting the St. Martin-in-the-Fields has a cafeteria located downstairs in the 18th century crypt. This hidden spot serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. The food and service are rather uninspiring, however the prices are very cheap for this area. The menu changes daily to reflect local ingredients.
To see what concerts are upcoming at St. Martin-in-the-Fields check the calendar on their official website which is linked to below.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: St. Martin-in-the-FieldsFee: No
- Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Sunday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings Churches Music Venues
St Martin's Place
London WC2N 4JH
Phone: +44 20 7766 1100
Vincent L. Aug-19-2017
Perhaps known more to classical music fans from overseas as a venue for music that gave rise to the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields chamber orchestra,... Read More
Jen L. Dec-13-2016
As I wandered through London, I realized that I was adjacent to St Martin in the Fields, a name that I knew from listening to music programs on my local... Read More
Will T. Apr-18-2016
I had a vague recollection that St. Martin in the Field was a former church that now hosted concerts. Well, it does host concerts but it's a very active... Read More
Accommodations near St. Martin-in-the-Fields:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Northern and Piccadilly Lines||Leicester Square||3 MInutes|
|Bakerloo Line||Charing Cross||4 Minutes|
|District and Circle Lines||Embankment||8 Minutes|
How to get to St. Martin-in-the-Fields by Tube
From Leicester Square Station walk south along Charing Cross Road.
From Charing Cross Station take the Trafalgar Square Exit.
From Embankment Station head northwest along Villiers Street then left on Strand and slight right on Duncannon Street.
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