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Bevis Marks Synagogue, London

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#103 of 265 in Historic Sites in London
Bevis Marks Synagogue, officially Qahal Kadosh Sha'ar ha-Shamayim (Hebrew: קָהָל קָדוֹשׁ שַׁעַר הַשָׁמַיִם, "Holy Congregation Gate of Heaven"), is the oldest synagogue in the United Kingdom in continuous use. It is located off Bevis Marks, in the City of London.

The synagogue 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.
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  • Our guidebook gave the address as 2 Heneage Lane but it's actually around the corner from there - go to the gate you see in the top photo here. The security/guide person was very accommodating even.....  more »
  • I went to visit this East End Synagogue. I have heard about it for many years and never been. I have read the reviews of other visitors. We were very disappointed. The Guide was whispering...  more »
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  • Cynically surrounded by modern buildings as if to say: "You see we preserved it and didn't knock it down." Impossible to find because it's just hidden in an artificial courtyard cowering amongst offices... I was also surprised to find that it cost money to get in. (Not if you come to pray- they added).
  • A great shul for services with an amazing community. I highly recommend for Friday night and Shabbat morning services.

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