St Andrew Holborn
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Ye Olde Mitre
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Holborn Viaduct · interesting places nearby
St Andrew Holborn information
This church on the southeastern corner of Holborn Circus, first mentioned in the 10th century, was rebuilt by Wren in 1686 and is the largest of his parish churches. Even though the interior was bombed to smithereens during WWII, much of what you see inside today is original 17th century, as it was brought from other churches.