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St Katharine Cree a Survivor From Before the Great Fire

St Katharine Cree is unusual for being constructed in the 1620s in a mixture of the classical and the gothic.
July 6, 2022
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Lovat Lane, City of London EC3

If you're a fan of history, then you'll love walking along Lovat Lane in the City of London. This quaint little street has been around for centuries, and has seen some pretty significant events unfold.
May 21, 2022
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The Mercers' Maiden: A Prominent but Elusive Presence Symbol

The Mercers' Maiden appears on many buildings, showing that they belong to the Worshipful Company of Mercers. The oldest surviving example is in Corbet Court.
May 16, 2022
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The Gate That Moved

If you have been around St Paul’s Cathedral in the last 20 years you will no doubt have noticed a magnificent building through which you enter Paternoster Square. However, it has not always been there and has, in fact, moved three times. But why?
April 20, 2022
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The Steelyard: An Outpost of Empire Under Cannon Street Station

The Steelyard was the one of the main trading sites in medieval London. Nothing remains of this important site, now buried under Cannon Street Station.
April 10, 2022
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Cannon Street Station's Grandiose Roman Past

Do you know about Cannon Street Station's Grandiose Roman Past?
March 1, 2022
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A Huguenot Family who made history

The area of Blackfriars in Tudor times sounds like a very exciting place to live, with lots of people from different ways of life trying to make their way in the city of London. The environment was very dynamic and exciting, with all sorts of people living there.
February 10, 2022
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Hidden London - Wardrobe Place

This hidden place in London feels like the streets were left untouched by the great fire in 1666. Find out where it is by reading this blog post.
January 27, 2022
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What does the Coat of Arms of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries mean?

What is a Coat of Arms and why is it very important in Medieval times?
January 27, 2022
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Rhinoceros in London

The worshipful Society of Apothecaries's Hall is filled with rhinoceros, but why?
January 24, 2022
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A City surrounded by dragons

The City of London is surrounded by dragons but why?
January 20, 2022
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#BeBoldforChange - looking back to move forward

International Women's Day is a day where people come together to help forge a better working world, a more gender inclusive world.
January 14, 2022
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Hidden Roman London

When I wander round the City of London ( “the City” or “the Square Mile”) it is always a delight to find remains from our past amongst the hustle and bustle of the modern business centre.
January 12, 2022
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Leadenhall Market: the Heart of Roman London

Leadenhall Market stands in the very centre of Londinium, for underneath its buildings and avenues lie the remains of the forum.
January 11, 2022
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What is the strange contraption in St Magnus the Martyr church?

As you enter the church of St Magnus the Martyr, just to the east of London Bridge, you would be forgiven for missing this strange wooden contraption to the right. What is it?
January 11, 2022
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Medieval London: Holy Trinity Priory

If you peer in the window of a modern office building at the end of Leadenhall Street, where it meets Fenchurch Street, you can see what is left of Holy Trinity Priory.
January 11, 2022
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Keep Calm and Carry on Worshipping

August 2020 will be the 80th anniversary of the start of the Blitz, that constant bombing in the 2nd World War which, second only to the Great Fire of London, changed the face of this great City.
January 11, 2022
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True London Spy Stories

Have you ever wondered how much of the James Bond stories are true?
January 7, 2022
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Queenhithe: Queen Matilda's Small Port

Over the last 20 years the riverfront in central London has been transformed.
January 7, 2022
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Coffee Houses - A Hotbed For Revolution

Coffeehouses became a hub of news and inevitably a place where new ideas were formed.
January 6, 2022
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A Modern Monument to 2,000 Years of History

As you cross the Thames on the Millennium Bridge, immediately below you on the north bank river path is a fascinating record of the history of London and the UK, scientific instruments/inventions, and religion in London over the last 2,000 years.
January 6, 2022
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London’s First Coffeehouse

Where was London's first coffeehouse and what happened to it?
January 6, 2022
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Big Game on Ludgate Hill

Have you heard about the first rhinoceros to appear in England?
January 6, 2022
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The Text on the Monument

Want to know what is written on the Monument's column? This goes unremarked today, partly because so few of us read Latin.
January 4, 2022
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Great Fire of London

Ever wondered why the Great Fire of London in 1666 did so much damage? Well have a look at why this particular fire was so devastating.
December 29, 2021
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A Green Gem by the Gherkin

Hidden away in the north-east of the City is one of Europe's most important and idiosyncratic buildings.
December 23, 2021
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