Hagia Sophia

Saint Sophia Cathedral is a Greek Orthodox church on Moscow Road in the Bayswater area of London. It was consecrated as the Church of the Holy Wisdom on 5 February 1882 by Antonios, Metropolitan of Corfu, as a focus for the prosperous Greek community that had settled in London, particularly around Paddington, Bayswater and Notting Hill. Today, in addition to regular services, it hosts a Greek polyphonic choir, Byzantine music, and an associated school in which pupils discover the history and language of Greece and take Greek dancing lessons.

About this building

For more information visit on this building visit www.explorechurches.org/church/hagia-sophia-bayswater

Key Features

  • Architecture
  • Stained glass
  • Interior features
  • Atmosphere / quiet space
  • Social heritage

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