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Bevis Marks Synagogue

Bevis Marks, between Houndsditch and Leadenhall streets, London EC3A 7LH, England
+44 20 7621 1188
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Oldest Synagogue in London

Bevis Marks is the oldest Synagogue in London located in the City of London. The nearest Tube stop... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
seanworc
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New York City, New York
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Great Shabbat Morning

I was visiting London and needed a shul within a couple of miles so found out Bevis Marks was the... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
TheUkReviewer
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Opened in 1701, this historic place of worship is the oldest Synagogue still in use in Britain.
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Bevis Marks, between Houndsditch and Leadenhall streets, London EC3A 7LH, England
City of London
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+44 20 7621 1188
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Bevis Marks is the oldest Synagogue in London located in the City of London. The nearest Tube stop is Aldgate. Visitors can tour this temple that has been here since 1656 when the Jewish people were allowed back in England. Jewish people had been banned...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I was visiting London and needed a shul within a couple of miles so found out Bevis Marks was the closest. There's no need to contact the synagogue before hand for visitors as most of the minyan on the day was visitors. The warden and...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2017

We read about this place in a National trust leaflet and decided to visit. You need to walk around the block a few times to find the entrance as it is tucked away in the middle of modern buildings. We were let in by a...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a wonderful gem of historical , architectural and cultural importance. Considering the history of Europe, it is amazing that this is the oldest synagogue in Europe to hold regular services for over 300 years. Everyone is made to feel very welcome. I highly...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

A most interesting building tucked away from the main thoroughfare. The excellent guide we had, introduced us to the lives of Jews who arrived with William the Conqueror and explained why the synagogue was built where it is. The complete building and fittings, apart from...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Estbalished in 1703 as a sister building to the Great Synagogue in Amsterdam it has been part and parcel of the development of the "square mile" and further afield for centuries. The inner architecture is stunning though this time of year it isn't warm for...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Tucked away on a side street, Bevis Marks Synagogue is open for visitors every day but Saturday, but unfortunately, there are tours on only three days (Sunday, Wednesday, Friday) and we were there on another day. We paid our entrance fee to the guard on...More

1  Thank GPBurdell67
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I had been wanting to visit for 30+ years. Finally we went along to see the oldest synagogue in the UK. It was beautiful but more so when we found out about the history. The fixtures and fittings are wonderful and we enjoyed walking around...More

2  Thank Zifter
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

The exterior of the 17th century synagogue is unremarkable due to a desire not to draw attention to the fact that it was a Jewish place of worship. The interior has beautiful chandeliers, and the guide gave the history of the synagogue, it's good works...More

1  Thank funkystork
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Before my visit I read that the Synagogue was a little tricky to find so I made sure that I was prepared with the directions from Aldgate tube station. However, I still managed to go wrong ( I blame all the construction work taking place...More

2  Thank keith h
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