St James’s Piccadilly
White Cube Gallery
This central sister to the Hoxton original hosted Tracey Emin’s first exhibition in five years, ‘Those who suffer Love’, in 2009....
Royal Academy of Arts
Britain’s oldest society devoted to fine arts was founded in 1768 but the organisation moved to Burlington House exactly a century....
Flanking Burlington House, home to the Royal Academy of Arts, is this delightful arcade, built in 1819. Today it is a shopping precinct...
Put on your best Dean Martin swagger and relive the glory days of the 1940s at this wonderfully nostalgic supper club. The cabaret...
The views of Westminster from the top floor of Waterstone’s on Piccadilly are just the start. Add a relaxed, sophisticated dining room...
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St James’s Piccadilly information
The only church Christopher Wren (1684) built from scratch and on a new site (most of the other London churches are replacements for ones razed in the Great Fire), this simple building is exceedingly easy on the eye and substitutes what some might call the pompous flourishes of Wren’s most famous churches with a warm and elegant user-friendliness.
This is a particularly sociable church; it houses a counselling service, stages lunchtime and evening concerts, provides shelter for an antiques market (10.30am to 5pm Tuesday) and an arts and crafts fair (10am to 6pm Wednesday to Saturday). The baptismal font portraying Adam and Eve on the shaft and the altar reredos are by Grinling Gibbons.