Standing proud over the northeast corner of London’s Trafalgar Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields is among the capital’s most popular churches, famed for its classical music concerts and lively church café. The Grade I-listed church has stood on the site since the 13th century, long before Trafalgar Square existed, but the current building was completed in 1726 to a design by architect James Gibb.
While its colonnaded façade and iconic clock tower are suitably grand, the real star of St Martin-in-the-Fields is its impressive roster of music concerts and recitals, which include candlelit evening performances of Handel and Mozart, plus free lunchtime concerts (weekdays at 1pm) that showcase up-and-coming composers.
Additional highlights include a series of temporary art exhibitions on display in the church gallery; the Café in the Crypt, which serves a range of well-priced meals; and the adjoining London Brass Rubbing Centre, which hosts demonstrations for kids at the church shop.
St Martin-in-the-Fields is located at the northeast corner of Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, London.
Admission is free.