The 2019 programme is now past. We will be launching the 2020 programme mid August 2020 (exact date to be confirmed)

  • St Leonard's Shoreditch, Georgian building, etching
  • St Leonard's Shoreditch west facade and steeple from Shoreditch High Street
  • Rev Paul Turp surveys the view from the cupola gallery over Shoreditch for the Queen's Birthday Flypast
  • View of St Leonard's Shoreditch, restored slate nave roof, from cupola gallery
  • Rev Paul Turp shows WW2 shrapnel damage to cupola, St Leonard's Shoreditch
  • St Leonard's Shoreditch, (rickety!) wooden ladders over the bell room leading to trapdoor of cupola gallery. Not for the fainthearted!
  • Clock room, St Leonard's Shoreditch, part of the Heritage Fund West Facade restoration project
  • St Leonard's Shoreditch, medieval church dating approx 1185-1730
  • St Leonard's Shoreditch, monument display of drums from WW1 20th 'Shoreditch' Battalion
  • St Leonard's Shoreditch, west end gallery featuring Bridge organ, similar to one at St Botolph Aldgate

St Leonards Church, Shoreditch

George Dance the Elder

119 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JN
Toilets, Refreshments, Family activities during open house, Disabled access

Travel Information

Nearest tube: old street
Nearest train: Shoreditch High Street
Bus routes: 243, 242, 149, 78, 55, 48, 35, 26
Site of the medieval 'Actors' Church' of the Burbage family, Shakespeare's players and 'the bells of Shoreditch', the Georgian building was designed by George Dance the Elder, opening in 1740. Restoration supported by Heritage Fund.


Original design
George Dance the Elder, 1740