Walking Tours

All Hallows by the Tower

All Hallows by the Tower Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ
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  • Nearest Station
    Tower Hill

All Hallows by the Tower is the oldest church in the City of London. Located next to the Tower of London, this Grade I listed building has dealt with numerous beheaded bodies, including Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), John Fisher (1469-1535) Archbishop Laud (1583-1645).

The Great Fire of London started in Pudding Lane in 1666, a few hundred yards away from the church.

Where is All Hallows by the Tower? It is a 3 minute walk from Tower Hill Station in zone 1. Tower Hill serves the District, Circle, DLR lines.

What is nearby on foot? Tower of London 4 mins, Monument to the Great Fire of London 6 mins.

Did you know? All Hallows survived through the efforts of Admiral Penn (1621-1670) who along with his friend Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), watched London burn from the Tower of the Church. William Penn founder of Pennsylvania was baptised here in 1644.