Wednesday, February 22, 2023

William Butterfield's All Saints, Margaret Street

In London yesterday, I visited the extraordinary All Saints, Margaret Street - a mid-Victorian church in Fitzrovia.

I have always found it a difficult building to photograph satisfactorily, so here is a video about it and its history instead.

It's worth emphasising that Butterfield didn't just find room for a courtyard and church on this restricted urban site: he also fitted in a vicarage and a choir school (which lasted until 1968 and once counted Laurence Olivier amongst its pupils).


Anonymous said...

It's certainly an extraordinary place. But if you look for it behind John Lewis you'll be unlucky. It's actually the other side of Regent Street.

Jonathan Calder said...

Quite right - I shall quietly delete that phrase.