Situated in the City of London just off the ancient thoroughfare of Bevis Marks, the synagogue, which was opened in 1701, stands in a secluded courtyard approached through a stone archway with wrought-iron gates. Carved in Hebrew above the entrance is, “Kahal Kadosh Shaar Asamaim” meaning “Holy Congregation The Gates of Heaven” and expresses gratitude for the safe refuge established by the first Sephardim in the City of London. The courtyard is a place of serenity, now surrounded by office buildings, where once stood the congregation’s school, almshouse and orphanage. The Synagogue is a Grade I listed building and is the only synagogue in Europe that has held regular services continuously for over 300 years.
We also welcome visitors to spend Shabbat at Bevis Marks, to find out more about this click here.
There are no visiting hours on Jewish Sabbath, Jewish Festivals, Tisha B’Ab and Bank Holidays.
Please note, entrance for synagogue visits is via Bevis Marks Synagogue, Bevis Marks , EC3A 7LH.
Photography is not permitted within the Synagogue.
We welcome group visits to Bevis Marks Synagogue please contact [email protected]
Tours will take place at the Synagogue:
Pre-booking is not necessary.
Requests for tours at other times should be booked by appointment through [email protected]
Tours included in cost of admission. Disabled access and facilities.
8, 11, 22a, 22b, 23, 26, 35, 42, 43, 47, 48, 78, 100, 133, 141, 149, 172, 173, 214, 243a, 271.
The nearest stations are Aldgate (4 Minutes Walk) and Liverpool Street Station (7 minutes walk).
To plan your visit to Bevis Marks with Transport for London’s Journey Planner click here.
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