St Mary le Strand

Art Night: St Mary le Strand

St Mary le Strand
London WC2R 1ES

St Mary le Strand is a small beautiful church located in the middle of the Strand. The original medieval church was demolished in 1548 during the construction of Somerset House. The current church was then rebuilt between 1714 and 1724 by the celebrated architect James Gibbs, and St Mary le Strand has since been remembered as his Baroque masterpiece. During the Second World War, St Mary le Strand managed to escape severe damage, unlike many London churches.

In the peaceful atmosphere within its delicate interior LA artist and filmmaker Jennifer West presents a new film that considers the history of cinema.

Accessibility: please note this venue has no step-free access. There are ten steps to the entrance of the church. 

How to get there

St Mary le Strand stands on a traffic island, in the middle of the Strand, opposite the main entrance to King’s College London.

  • Public transport - Plan your journey using Transport for London's Journey Planner or call Transport for London on 020 7222 1234.
  • London Underground - The nearest underground stations are Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Rail - The nearest mainline rail stations are Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars. Plan your journey with National Rail.
  • Bus - Buses servicing the Strand include numbers 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176. Bus Countdown information from Transport for London.
  • Bike -There are a number of cycle stands close to St Mary Le Strand. The nearest Santander Cycle Hire docking stations are located on Victoria Embankment and the Strand. You can also use Cyclestreets to plan your cycle journey.
  • Boat - The River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy piers. Plan your journey with Thames Clippers.
  • Car - There are a very limited number of parking spaces available near St Mary Le Strand. The ParkRight app for mobile, developed for the City of Westminster, can provide you with real time parking space occupancy information.

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