Online access

The full festival programme will be streamed online for ticket holders. Watch live on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 September, or access the recorded talks at a later date.


Some sessions include audience Q&As. To leave a comment or question you will need to sign in using a YouTube account (read more).



At St Martin-in-the-Fields

Book a free seat reservation alongside your festival ticket to join us in St Martin-in-the-Fields for the Monday programme. 



There are still some measures in place at St Martin's to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading:


1. We ask those that can to wear a mask when in the church as an act of charity towards others.

2. You are welcome to sing (while wearing a mask) for congregational hymns.

3. Hand sanitiser is available at the entrance.



An induction loop is in place in church. Hearing aids should be adjusted to the T position.


Step-free access to the church is via a ramp on the north side. The crypt can be accessed through a lift in church or via the glass entrance pavilion.


Toilets suitable for wheelchair users and visitors with buggies are located in the Café in the Crypt. 


Travelling to the festival

St Martin-in-the-Fields is located in the northeast corner of Trafalgar Square.


Public transport: the closest stations are Charing Cross for rail and underground and Leicester Square for underground. Bus routes include numbers 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29 53, 87, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176 and 453. For details on timetables, routes and accessibility on public transport visit the Transport for London Journey Planner.


Driving: please note the church is located within the Congestion Charging zone. There is no parking on site but passengers can be dropped off at the adjacent Duncannon Street. For information on parking in the area see the City of Westminster website.


Malcolm Guite
Martyn Percy
Lucy Winkett
Alister McGrath
Joanna Collicutt
Thu 22 Jul @ 08:14
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