Experience the beauty and history of St Martin-in-the-Fields


Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ

A visit to St Martin-in-the-Fields would undoubtedly be a highlight for London visitors seeking classical English architectural delights and a warm, friendly atmosphere in which to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the busy London streets.

Things to see and do at St Martin-in-the-Fields

One of London’s most hospitable and vibrant churches, there is always something happening at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Visitors can enjoy regular readings and sermons, choral performances and much more, as well as simply heading to the church to soak in the opulent surroundings and beautiful Georgian architecture and heritage.

Regular events for visitors to enjoy

Visitors hoping to catch one of the many regular events at the venue might like to enjoy morning prayers, which are held daily from 8.30 am, or attend one of the many free lunchtime concerts.

The Cafe in the Crypt is also a fabulous place for guests to congregate and enjoy the building’s wonderful atmosphere, all accompanied by a delicious coffee and a light bite to eat.

Nearby shopping options

However, it is not simply the many attractions of St Martin-in-the-Fields that attract countless visitors to the area every year, with a large selection of nearby retailers also offering the prospect of buying great mementos. These include:

Hamleys: One of the oldest toy stores in the world and a perfect place for visitors to pick up treats for young ones.

Foyles: A London chain offering exquisite copies of some of the best-loved hardbacks and paperbacks.

Liberty London: A London department store that prides itself on offering all of the best luxury brands that visitors to the English capital will love.

Kingly Court: One of the best places for London visitors to pick up a fantastic bite to eat, with all manner of pop-up eateries and restaurants.

Other attractions in the area

Visitors to London have a wide variety of options open to them in terms of fantastic things to see and do. Here are just some of the other nearby attractions that anyone planning a visit to St Martin-in-the-Fields might like to enjoy during their time in the English capital:

  • Coca-Cola London Eye (0.7 miles, 11 minutes’ travel time via public transport/on foot)
  • The National Gallery (318 ft, one minute)
  • Sea Life London Aquarium (1.3 miles, 12 minutes)
  • Trafalgar Square (50 ft, less than one minute)
  • Somerset House (0.5 miles, ten minutes)
  • National Portrait Gallery (285 ft, one minute)
  • Jubilee Gardens (0.7 miles, nine minutes)
  • The Household Cavalry Museum (0.3 miles, seven minutes)
  • The Phoenix Garden (0.5 miles, eight minutes)
  • Horse Guards Parade (0.3 miles, seven minutes)
  • Royal Opera House (0.5 miles, nine minutes)
  • The Courtauld Gallery (0.5 miles, ten minutes)

Where to park near St Martin-in-the-Fields

For people planning a trip to St Martin-in-the-Fields by car, here are some of the many local parking options that they could make use of:

  • Tolpuddle Street Car Park (0.1 miles, two minutes’ travel time on foot)
  • Q-Park Trafalgar Square (0.2 miles, four minutes)
  • Trafalgar Car Park (0.2 miles, five minutes)
  • Titan Car Park (0.2 miles, four minutes)
  • Q-Park Chinatown (0.3 miles, five minutes)
  • Savoy Adelphi Car Park (0.3 miles, six minutes)
  • Shelton Street Car Park (0.4 miles, eight minutes)

However, motorists are reminded that traffic volumes can be high throughout the day – especially during the morning and evening rush hours. It is therefore advisable for drivers to plan their journeys in advance to avoid these busy times of day, while it can also be useful to pre-book parking, as spaces can be limited.

Tube stations near St Martin-in-the-Fields

For all those wishing to avoid the hassles of car hire and London traffic, the capital’s extensive Underground Tube network could provide the perfect way for visitors to get from A to B and back again.

Here are some of the nearby Tube stations that visitors to St Martin-in-the-Fields could find useful:

  • Charing Cross Underground (Bakerloo and Northern lines)
  • Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Northern lines)
  • Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines)
  • Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines)

Visitors hoping to travel by overground rail services can also make use of nearby Charing Cross Station when planning a trip to St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Where can I stay near St Martin-in-the-Fields?

Finally, for all those wishing to stay in close proximity to this popular London attraction and landmark, here are some of the many fine hotels offering excellent facilities and luxurious rooms for guests in the local area:

  1. London Premier Notting Hill – 5-7 Prince’s Square, London W2 4NP (2.85 miles)
  • The Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington – 55 Westbourne Terrace, London W2 3UY (2.27 miles)
  • The Metropolis London Hyde Park – 78-84 Sussex Gardens, London W2 1UH (1.98 miles)
  • Park Grand London Hyde Park – 78-82 Westbourne Terrace, London W2 6QA (1.98 miles)
  • Park Grand London Kensington – 33/37 Hogarth Road, London SW5 0QQ (2.34 miles)
  • Park Grand London Lancaster Gate – 14-16 Craven Hill, Lancaster Gate, London W2 3DU (three miles)