Golden Boy of Pye Corner

Golden Boy of Pye Corner information

Location
London , England
Address
cnr Cock Lane & Giltspur St
EC1
Getting there
Tube: St Paul’s, Barbican
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This small statue of a corpulent boy opposite St Bartholomew’s Hospital has a strange dedication: ‘In memory put up for the fire of London occasioned by the sin of gluttony 1666’. All becomes clear, however, when you realise the Great Fire started in a bakery on Pudding Lane and burned itself out in what was once called Pye (Pie) Corner. This was interpreted as a sign the fire was an act of God as punishment for the gluttony of Londoners.