The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Bloomsbury and St. Giles, Greater London
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church on Shaftesbury Avenue was the first Baptist Church in London (though not the first congregation), and dates from 1848. TQ 3008 8139. © Martin Richter (2015). Link, and see the history page, from which we learn that the church formerly had two spires, presumably on top of the two towers on the frontage, which were taken down in 1951.
St. George stands between the A40 and Little Russell Street, at TQ 3021 8153. It southern aspect was seen by Streetview in 2021, and the northern, from Little Russell Street, in 2012. Its spire was photographed in 1959, © Christopher Skottowe. Link. Grade I listed.
11 January 2022
© Steve Bulman