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St Giles Cripplegate church as seen from the cafe in the Barbican Centre - Scenes of London Town and City, England

St Giles Cripplegate church as seen from the cafe in the Barbican Centre.

 

St Giles Cripplegate across from the Barbican Centre - Scenes of London Town and City, England

St Giles Cripplegate across from the Barbican Centre.

 

The cafe and some of the flats in the Barbican residential and theatre complex - Scenes of London Town and City, England

The cafe and some of the flats in the Barbican residential and theatre complex.

 

The exterior of Church of St Giles Cripplegate - Scenes of London Town and City, England

The exterior of Church of St Giles Cripplegate. A Saxon, followed by a Norman church were built here around, the latter in AD 1090. In 1394 a medieval church was built in the English perpendicular style, but fires in 1594, 1897 and 1940 ('London Blitz') caused much damage to the church, but St Giles Cripplegate was thankfully was restored in 1966 and further restoration work continued in 2007 (time of this photograph).

 

The interior of St Giles Cripplegate - Scenes of London Town and City, England

The interior of St Giles Cripplegate looking down the nave to the altar.

 

One of the stained glass windows of St Giles Cripplegate - Scenes of London Town and City, England

One of the stained glass windows of St Giles Cripplegate. The three panels from left to right depict (i) The Fortune Theatre, Golden Lane, (ii) Edward Alleyn 1566-1628, 'Benefactor of this Parish' and (iii) St Luke's Church, Old Street. He was the founder of Dulwich College in 1619.

 

Part of the old Roman-Medieval City walls of the Barbican defensive structure of 'old' London - Scenes of London Town and City, England

Part of the old Roman (lower layers) and remnants of Medieval City walls (upper courses) of the Barbican defensive structure of 'old' London, so the age of this part of a tower and wall ranges from700-1900 years old and still standing!

St Giles Cripplegate Church viewed from cafe - Barbican Centre-Complex, London Town-City, England

St Giles Cripplegate Church - Barbican Centre-Complex, London Town-City, England

Cafe - Barbican Centre-Complex, London Town-City, England

The Barbican Centre Cafe, London Town & City, England - There is a cafe in the Barbican Centre, which looks out onto the church of St Giles Cripplegate and the huge complex of associated buildings including residential flats, waterways and even a bit of the old Roman-Medieval City wall.

Residential flats and cafe - Barbican Centre-Complex, London Town-City, England

Old Roman-Medieval City Walls - Barbican Centre-Complex, London Town-City, England

 

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