Bishopsgate, City of London, England

St. Botolph's Church

St. Botolph's Church

St Botolph's is a Church of England church on the west side of Bishopsgate in the City of London. It was first recorded in 1212. It survived the Great Fire of London in 1666, and was rebuilt in 1724–29.


The church is noted for it being the location of an anomalous photograph taken in 1982. The picture shows an anomaly, which some have claimed is a figure wearing "old-fashioned" clothing and standing on the balcony to the right of the altar.


City of London,

Greater London,



For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Bishopsgate is one of the 25 wards of the City of London.

Bishopsgate is named after one of the original eight gates in the London Wall. The site of this former gate is marked by a stone bishop's mitre, fixed high upon a building located at Bishopsgate's junction with Wormwood Street, by the gardens there and facing the Heron Tower.

Pictured left is St. Botolph's Church courtesy of John Salmon. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.