St Mary le Strand is a Church of England church at the eastern end of the Strand in the City of Westminster, London. It lies within the Deanery of Westminster (St Margaret) within the Diocese of London. The church stands on what is now a traffic island to the north of Somerset House, King's College London's Strand campus, and south of Bush House (now also part of King's College London). It is the official church of the Women's Royal Naval Service, and has a book of remembrance for members who have died in service. The nearest tube station is Temple, with the now-closed Aldwych station nearly opposite the church. It is known as one of the two 'Island Churches', the other being St Clement Danes.Work out when and for how long to visit St. Mary le Strand and other London attractions using our handy London day trip planning tool.
Tours To St. Mary le Strand
St. Mary le Strand Reviews
This church looks quite similar to St Clement Danes from a distance but it isn't until you look at the finer detail that it is quite different. We only passed by it on a bus tour, but it is worth a..... more »
While staying in London again, we undertook several long and enjoyable walks through the central city area. One day, we walked along the Strand and Fleet Street from Trafalgar Square to St. Paul’s... more »
What a beautiful little Church! Gorgeous on the inside, so tranquil and the artwork on display was amazing x
I have wanted to visit the church on many occasions but every time i've been in the area the gates have been shut. It only opens for services twice a week, you can however book a tour though their website. This time I got luck as one of the vergers had just finished a tour and I got in before she shut up shop. It’s a very simple looking church with some brilliant wood carving on the roof. The church has been adopted by the WRENS the Women's Royal Naval Service. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area and you can get in.
Plan your trip to London
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in London
See all ›
See all ›
Parks in London
Hidden gems in London
Nearby attractions in London
Plans to St. Mary le Strand by other users
40 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, popular sights Preferences: September, culture Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 55 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: September, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 34 days in London BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: December, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in England BY A USER FROM CHILE February, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: February, relaxing, romantic, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 25 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, culture, historic sites, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced