Visit Bevis Marks Synagogue

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Tower Hill Tube Station (outside the station)

Tower HIll · London

How to find us

We are meeting at Tower Hill Tube Station (outside the station) at 10:30am, lookout for the 'Cultureseeker' flag/sign. If you can't see us, please text: 07905 901 834.

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Details

Come along on Sunday 28th April for a visit to Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London!

About the building
Bevis Marks Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in the United Kingdom. It was built in 1701 and is affiliated to London's historic Spanish and Portuguese Jewish community. It is a Grade I listed building. It is the only synagogue in Europe which has held regular services continuously for more than 300 years.

The interior decor and furnishing and layout of the synagogue reflect the influence of the great Portuguese Synagogue of Amsterdam of 1675. The roof was destroyed by fire in 1738 and repaired in 1749. Although it received some damage during the Blitz in WW2 and IRA bombs in 1992 and 1993, the essential original structure of the building thus remains today.

The visit should last about 2 hours. We have a guided tour.

Entry cost & the tour is £7 per person for Full Members and £8 per person for everyone else (payable on the day). For National Trust members its £2.50.

To become a Full Member, go to: www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues

Afterwards we will head to the 'The Crosse Keys pub', 9 Gracechurch St for a chat over a drink (the only pub that's open nearby).

If you can make it, please come to the pub afterwards, as its a great way to meet and get to know others after the visit.

Please note, we only wait outside the station for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time.

If you can't see us outside the station, please text.

Look out for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign.

Hope to see you there!

Robert[masked] (text only)

Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/pages/26449165/Group_Rules/