What makes Proms at St Jude’s so special is the church of St Jude-on-the-Hill in leafy Hampstead Garden Suburb, where nearly all the concerts are held. This magnificent building is renowned for its acoustics and is considered to be one of Edwin Lutyens’s finest creations.
From anywhere in Hampstead Garden Suburb and from many of its approaches, the magnificent spire and roof are a familiar sight.
The dedication to St Jude recalled the parish of St Jude, Whitechapel, where Suburb founder Henrietta Barnett’s husband, Canon Samuel Barnett, was vicar for 21 years.
One concert takes place at the Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, at the opposite end of Central Square from St Jude’s. It was also designed by Edwin Lutyens and opened in 1911.
The LitFest takes place in The Henrietta Barnett School, two minutes’ walk away from the church, across Central Square. Founded in 1911, the School is a Lutyens-designed Grade II* listed building. To find us, click here.