Thank you for your interest in this beautiful Wren church where the passing generations have worshipped God and sought his blessing. We warmly welcome those who come to join us for worship or who seek a quiet place in the midst of the city’s bustle. We also welcome students and tourists who come to visit our memorial to William Shakespeare (see news and history). We invite you to join with us in building and sustaining the Christian life and witness of this historic part of the City of London. Visit us if you can.

See events for details of special services and events. From this website you can read the latest news about the church, view photographs and learn a little more about its history.



Opening times

The church building and the Chapel of St Ann are normally open for visitors Monday to Friday 8.15 am-4.00 pm.

The nave is open on Fridays 11.00 am-3.00 pm, when Friends of City churches churchwatchers are on hand to answer your questions about the history of the church. The nave can be opened at other times upon request to the Administrator. The west gallery with the memorial to William Shakespeare can be opened upon request to the Administrator.

The Blessed Sacrament, a votive candle stand and a board for prayer requests are in the chapel.


If you would like to receive the parish magazine and invitations to special services and events, please contact the Administrator (Becky Wallower) to join our mailing list.

Family History Research

The church’s old Birth, Marriage and Baptism records are held at the London Metropolitan Archives:

40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB | 020 7332 3820 | |

How to find us

St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe
Parish Church
St Andrew's Hill & Queen Victoria Street
London EC4V 5DE
(020) 7329 3632


The church has two main doors, making it accessible from both St Andrew's Hill and Queen Victoria Street.

The church is situated on the east side of St Andrew's Hill. From Ludgate Hill turn south down Creed Lane (two short blocks from the front of St Paul's Cathedral). At the bottom of Creed Lane turn left into Carter Lane and immediately turn right into St Andrew's Hill. The church is situated 50 yards along the road and up the steps beside the Pub & Eating House and across the road from the Cockpit pub.

Approaching along Queen Victoria Street, the church is situated on the north side of the road, halfway between the Millennium and Blackfriars bridges. The church is set up on a hill with a sloping garden in front, wrought iron gates and a flight of steps. When approaching from along Queen Victoria Street: in order to enter the church via the north door on St Andrew's Hill where there are less steps, walk up the southern section of St Andrew's Hill from Queen Victoria Street to the Pub & Eating House, behind which the church is situated.

The church is served by bus Nos. 4, 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76, 100 & 172 along Ludgate Hill and No. 388 along Queen Victoria Street. The nearest underground stations are St Paul's and Blackfriars. Blackfriars mainline and City Thameslink stations are close by.