St George’s, Bloomsbury
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St George’s, Bloomsbury information
Designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, this superbly restored church (1730) is distinguished by its classical portico of Corinthian capitals and a steeple (visible in William Hogarth's satirical painting Gin Lane ) inspired by the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. The statue atop the steeple is of King George I in Roman dress, while lions and unicorns scamper about its base. Phone ahead, as the church depends on volunteers and may not be open.
Guided tours of the church can be booked at a cost of £5 per person.