All Souls Church, aka All Souls Langham Place, London, UK


There is a little corner in the middle of the bustling city of London that holds a beautiful piece of history – All Souls Church. Nestled within this grandiose and evolving city, All Souls Church has stood tall and proud for two centuries, with its anniversary happening this year. All Souls Church (also known as All Souls Langham Place) regularly draws in unique visitors from all around the world who are looking to immerse themselves in the rich history and culture of England. 

Founded 200 years ago by the esteemed Reverend Henry Montgomery, what sets All Souls apart is not just its age, but its incredibly detailed architecture – the result of a partnership between renowned architect John Nash and the generosity of Countess of Huntingdon, who spared no expense in bringing her vision to life. 

The church itself is a marvel to behold, especially when it’s lit up with the stunning GVA Lighting luminaires that have recently been installed. The spire that is the highlight of the church. Reaching a towering height of 234 feet or 71 meters, the spire is awe-inspiring and has been made even more striking with the use of GVA Lighting fixtures.  

A total of 32 luminaires were used to bring the entire church to life at night with a combination of STR9-600, FL100, FL50 and FL25 lights. The result is simply stunning as the lights can change colors, adding a dynamic element to the church’s exterior. This magnificent display of light truly enhances the beauty and grandeur of the All Souls Church, making it a remarkable sight for visitors and locals alike. 

Every inch of the church seems to be steeped in history. The architecture of All Souls Church is proof of the opulence and intricacy of Victorian Gothic design. Its impressive spire, stunning stained-glass windows, and detailed craftsmanship make it a cherished landmark and a visual feast for both visitors of the church and congregation worshipers alike. 

Lighting Designer: CES Lighting & Electrical Specialists

Photographer: Ed Hasler