All Hallows by the Tower

Located next to the Tower of London, All Hallows has a long and fascinating story to be told. We will be pleased to show you our beautiful building and tell you about our history.

All Hallows by the Tower is the oldest church in the City of London and a living church serving today's City community. 


The Crypt Museum leads you on a fascinating journey through time, beginning with the Roman tesselated floor of a domestic house in the late 2nd Century and charting the history of the church, its people and the City of London.

The museum is in part of the original Saxon church and contains a collection of Roman and Saxon artefacts, church plate and ancient registers dating back to the 16th century. Their entries record the baptism of William Penn, the marriage of John Quincy-Adams and the burial of Archbishop William Laud amongst many other historic events on Tower Hill.

A model of Talbot House recalls the work of the Rev'd 'Tubby' Clayton, former Vicar of All Hallows and founder of TocH.


Brass rubbing is usually available from 2-4pm from Monday-Friday and costs £5 per brass. Brass rubbing is an enjoyable way of discovering a little more about medieval church history with the added bonus of making your own artwork to take home. We have a choice of replica memorial brasses on offer, and we provide all the necessary papers and waxes that you need.

All Hallows by the Tower

Byward Street
London Greater London United Kingdom EC3R 5BJ

Open daily

Monday-Friday: 8:00-18:00; Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-17:00. <br>As we are a busy working church, there may be times when your visit is interrupted by our services or events.