St Olave Church
St Olave Hart Street is a small medieval city church, the 15th century building on a 12th century vaulted crypt was dedicated to King Olave of Norway who was martyred in 1030. The church escaped destruction in the Great Fire of London but not World War II bombs in 1941, restoration after the war added a new bell turret and south porch door. Samuel Pepys worshipped here and an annual service is held in May in his memory, there are memorials both to him, erected 1884, and his own memorial to his wife 1669. The pulpit and altar rail are 17th century.
Weekdays from 10am to 5pm
Closed in the weeks immediately after Christmas and Easter, and during the month of August
Telephone: 020 7488 4318
Address: Hart Street, EC3R 7NB
Website: St Olaves Church
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