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St Matthew, St Matthew's Row

St Matthew, St Matthew's Row, Bethnal Green, London E2 6DT View on map

Grade II listed with outstanding special interest as a church built 1743-6 to the designs of George Dance senior. The exterior retains much of its classical grandeur from this significant period of church-building in the capital. The original interior was lost in a mid- 19th century fire, and subsequently rebuilt after WWII bomb damage to the designs of Michael Tapper & Lewis, with works by many different artists of the period. Re- consecrated in 1961.


Opening Arrangements

All year: Saturday 9am - 1pm, Sunday 12pm - 2pm. Please contact the church to check for access at all other times.


St Matthew's Row runs between Bethnal Green Road and Cheshire Street. Rail: Bethnal Green and Shoreditch Overground and Bethnal Green underground (all 10 minutes walk), Liverpool Street (15 minute walk). Bus: routes 8 and 388 from Liverpool Street (Barnet Grove stop).

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes