St. Bridge’s Church has been rebuilt from the ashes twice, completely restored after being almost completely destroyed in the blitz of World War II, and renamed in 1957. The tower is like a wedding cake with five smaller cakes. There will be a concert on Tuesday.
A beautiful, exceptional church with a spire like a tiered wedding cake. The church was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and although now it’s pretty much hidden away behind modern buildings, St Bride’s would once have been one of the tallest spires in London, and was built to have a view straight down Fleet Street to St Paul’s. Has a stunning interior and a museum and chapel in the crypt.
You know how wedding cakes are layered with several tiers? The spire of St Brides is said to have been the inspiration for this long lived trend. If that isn't interesting to you, the inside of the church is beautiful. But the thing I liked best about it was the historic artifacts in the basement of the church. I walked in one day in the middle of the congregation singing, and I was assured it was okay to go down into the basement. There are several items that have been excavated down there that date back centuries. It's dimly lit and dank down there, and frankly for a bit thrilling for a history buff like me.
St. Brad's Church is adjacent to Fleet Street, the famous Journalism Street in London, and is called the "Reporters' Church" because of its close connection with journalism. The church building is also very distinctive. The spire attached in 1703 is said to be modeled after a multi-layer wedding cake.
The locals call him the reporter's church. His white exterior looks pretty delicate. It seems to have a history of hundreds of years.