St. Bride's Crypt Museum — © Museums LondonA copy of 'Pamela' by Samuel Richardson printed in 1740 — © Museums LondonMr. Hogg's 'New Novelist Magazine' published November 10th 1792 — © 
Museums LondonThe Breeches Bible, a popular name for the Geneva Bible of 1560 — © Museums London

St. Bride's Crypt

St. Brides Crypt, also known as the "Museum of Fleet Street" with its "wedding cake" steeple to the depths of its crypt, St.Brides is steeped in history. The christening church of Samuel Pepys—and it was here too that novelist Samuel Richardson was buried.

Rebuilt following been badly bombed in World War II, Christopher Wren's church standing 226 feet / 69 meters, was restored to it's former glory—but not before excavations revealed the site's previously unknown Roman origins. Some of these and later archaeological finds from Roman, Saxon and Medieval times are displayed in the small museum in the crypt: clay pots and pipes, coins and fire-distorted fragments of the old church's bells.

St. Bride's was the site of the City's first printing press and, although the newspapers have left, it remains the parish church for the industry known collectively as "Fleet Street".

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: Central


  • St Bride's Church
  • Fleet Street
  • London
  • EC4Y 8AU


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 1

  • Underground

    • Blackfriars
    • St. Paul's

    National Rail

    • Blackfriars
    • City Thameslink

    Bus Numbers

  • 4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172

FREE Admission

Open Hours
Monday 9:00am 18:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am 18:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am 18:00pm
Thursday 9:00am 18:00pm
Friday 9:00am 18:00pm
Sunday 10:00am 18:30pm

Contact Details

Phone 020 7427 0133
Website St. Bride's Crypt
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