Grand Junction

Grand Junction
St Mary Magdalene, Rowington Close, London, W2 5TF
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Grand Junction

10 minutes’ walk from Paddington Station, beside the Grand Union Canal, St Mary Magdalene Church is one of the finest neo-Gothic churches in the country. Managed by Paddington Development Trust, the Grand Junction project sees the church opened up to all as a venue with a lively community and arts programme.

Grade 1 Listed, it was built in the 1860s and 70s by the great Victorian architect G E Street, who orchestrated the very best artists and craftsmen of the day to produce a masterwork combining architecture, sculpture, stained glass, and arguably the most remarkable painted ceiling in an English parish church. From the mid-20th century the church fell into disrepair. It has now been lovingly restored and a beautiful new building has been added alongside, designed by Dow Jones Architects, which provides a café, learning studio and visitor facilities.

We are open as a venue running courses for adults, after-school clubs for young people, family workshops, and a rapidly growing arts and music programme. The church is open regularly for visitors, allowing enjoyment of its astonishing architecture by a much wider audience. At the heart of Grand Junction is the idea of bringing together different communities, bridging some of the parallel worlds of 21st century London.

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Burns Night Ceilidh

“Taking the traditional ceilidh as its starting point, but ripping up the rule book & subverting the dance moves. No experience necessary.” On Friday 28th or Saturday 29th January, join the Nest Collective for a night bedecked in tartan and tam o’shanters, where whisky flows and floorboards shake, all in celebration…

Fri 28 Jan 2022

£13–£16 / 020 7289 1818

Sat 29 Jan 2022

£13–£16 / 020 7289 1818

Magpie's Nest: London

The Nest Collective’s one-day festival celebrating the finest folk and roots music from around the world. This November, we return to the glorious Grand Junction for our final event of the year. Wander between the majestic Nave Stage and the more intimate Crypt Stage with music all around you, seeking out familiar sounds…

Sat 20 Nov

£0–£33 / 020 7289 1818