Illuminating St. George’s Bloomsbury
The installation of a 17th-century Dutch chandelier this November marked the completion of WMF Britain's seven-year, nine-million-pound restoration project at St. George's Bloomsbury, master architect Nicholas Hawksmoor's sixth and last London church.
For most of the 20th century, the chandelier hung in the entrance of the Victoria and Albert Museum in central London. Taken down a decade ago, the chandelier is once again on view to the public through a loan from the V&A to St. George's.
This huge, ornate object, which fits in remarkably well with the ambiance of the church, illuminates the nave and galleries of the church.
The church is open daily from 1-4 pm.