Restaurant Critic, Columnist and Television Presenter
- Place of Worship
- St Bride’s Church
- Designed by Wren, St Brides is the spiritual home of the Media, where beautiful architecture, the power of the liturgy and the weight of history all meet.
- London EC4Y 8AU
- Church of England
A holy and peaceful place for memories of the glory days of English newspapers.
I’ll nominate St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street. I got married at St Bride’s for a number of reasons: because it is beautiful, because it has the best choir in London, because it is the parish church of the journalistic trade that I ply, and because Sir Christopher Wren didn’t build synagogues. I continue to go there when I can, which is not often as I have a two year old daughter who simply won't keep quiet for a minute, let alone an hour and a half. It has the spire that inspired (literally!) the original tiered wedding cake, the Canon, David Meara, is a wise and comical fellow, and as Fleet Street goes over wholly to the grubby legal profession and journalism is killed off by the internet and Leveson, St Bride’s remains a holy and peaceful place for memories of the glory days of English newspapers to be remembered. Also, there’s a roof appeal going on at the moment which needs all the publicity it can.