The Churches of Sir Christopher Wren
2023 marks three hundred years since the death of Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) – mathematician, astronomer, physicist, anatomist and one of the United Kingdom’s greatest architects. Wren was responsible for rebuilding 51 churches in the City of London after the Great Fire in 1666, including St Paul’s Cathedral, where he is buried under a gravestone with the Latin inscription: ‘If you seek his memorial, look about you.’ From centres of learning in Greenwich, Oxford and Cambridge, churches and palaces fit for a king, Wren’s influence spans the centuries. Throughout 2023, there is a national festival planned to commemorate his extraordinary achievements: Wren 300
We are delighted to invite you to join us to celebrate Wren’s tercentenary with a private, guided tour of the sites of several of his most famous London churches. The tour will be guided by experienced City of London guide and Circle Square member, Sam Jacobs.
£10 per head for Circle Square Members / £15 per head for Non-members
About Sam Jacobs
Sam is passionate about London’s history. He studied English Literature at Cambridge University and is a qualified City of London guide. He has worked in the technology industry since the 1990s and is a Londoner through and through. Sam has recently published a new book, “Literary Sights of the City of London – from Chaucer to Harry Potter.”