Rt Hon Boris Johnson
MP Mayor of London, 2008 - 2016
- Place of Worship
- St Magnus the Martyr Church
- A magnificent church, redesigned by Wren, standing between London Bridge and the City of London.
- London EC3R 6DN
- Church of England
Rebuilt so magnificently after fire.
You will no doubt agree that London is home to some of the most magnificent places of worship in the land, from the magnificent splendour of our internationally famous buildings such as Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral, to churches with unique character and histories such as St Bride's in Fleet Street and St Martin-in-the-Fields, overlooking Trafalgar Square. This is not to mention the many distinctive and impressive churches further afield, such as Croydon Minster or the 'four sisters' of St Luke West Norwood, St Matthew's Brixton, St Mark's Kennington and St John Waterloo Road, with their strikingly shared architecture. However, if forced to choose I would list my favourite church as St Magnus the Martyr, which can be found near London Bridge on Lower Thames Street, re-built so magnificently after fire ravaged much of the original building in 1760.