In St Mary’s Axe, under the shadow of the Gherkin, is a church that survived the Fire of London. St. Andrews Undershaft is so-called because it used to have a huge maypole outside in the 15th century which was taller than the steeple. In 1517 there was a riot when City apprentices rioted against foreigners […]
Dotted around London are these little green huts. They are actually cabman shelters designed so that taxi drivers (and hansome cab drivers in the old days) could have somewhere to go and rest and have some reasonably priced refreshments. Cabman shelters are now listed buildings and you can still buy snacks at them but you […]
The amazing thing about the Queen Anne Statue at St Paul’s Cathedral is that it was actually carved by a convicted felon! The story is a remarkable one about how they didn’t want to waste the money they had already spent on getting it commissioned. During the jubilee celebration for Victoria they wanted Queen Anne’s […]
Statue of Queen Elizabeth I and the guardians of London
Learn all about the birth of the stock exchange and insurance industry, and also visit where Ebeneezer Scrooge worked in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The pubs around this area were the stamping ground for all the city businessmen and often feature in the literary works. The Jamaica Inn, Simpsons and the George and […]
Situated just off Fleet Street in an area called Temple Inn is one of London’s most beautiful treasures. The Temple Church was built over 800 years ago for the famous order of the Knights Templar. You might recognize the Temple Church from the film The Da Vinci Code but in real life it has great […]
The Bank of England and surrounding area The Bank of England was founded in 1694 and is sometimes referred to as The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street. Their mission is to “promote the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability. If you are interested in the history of […]
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