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St. Mary Magdalene’s church in Paddington, London W2

Scenic Paddington with its proximity to Hyde Park, pretty garden squares, museums and elegant Grade I listed buildings such as St. Mary Magdalene’s church is popular with buyers looking for a smart property in Central London.

Built in the Gothic style during the 18th century, St. Mary Magdalene’s church on Rowington Close is one of England’s most remarkable churches. As you approach this stunning red brick building set in leafy grounds, pause for a moment to note its octagonal belfry topped with a stone steeple. The double doors at the entrance to the church are decorated with intricate ironwork.

The church’s ornate interior is filled with beautifully sculpted statues of Saints, roundels depicting the Stations of the Cross, fascinating memorial brasses and several mosaics. Visitors to the church frequently spend time looking at the tile work on the nave walls, the stained glass windows (especially those above the chancel) and the reredos behind the altar.

Don’t forget to look up at the church’s painted ceiling before paying a visit to the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre housed in the crypt. This chapel, known for its richly decorated blue ceiling has a beautifully carved altar and an organ decorated with two angels holding aloft a scroll. The designs on the chapel’s arches are also worth checking out.

Opening times: If you would like to attend mass, check Services for the latest information. To organize a visit, contact the Parish personnel.

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Getting there: Royal Oak and Warwick Avenue underground stations are less than five minutes away. There are also several buses which halt near St. Mary Magdalene’s church.

For information on property for sale or to rent near Rowington Close in Paddington, please contact CityWest Residential, leading estate agents in Westminster.

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