St Lawrence Jewry
The Corporation of London’s well-preserved official church was built by Christopher Wren in 1677, but almost completely destroyed during...
Temple of Mithras
A site not visible at the time of research is the 3rd-century Temple of Mithras. It was first uncovered in the 1950s during the...
Bang in the centre of the Square Mile, Guildhall has been the City’s seat of government for more than 800 years. The present building...
Perched atop One New Change with a drop-dead view of St Paul's and beyond, Madison offers one of the largest public open-air roof...
This very atmospheric cafe-restaurant, in the crypt of one of London’s most famous churches, offers excellent value and a tasty range of...
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St Mary-le-Bow information
One of Wren’s great churches, St Mary-le-Bow (1673) is famous as the church with the bells that still dictate who is – and who is not – a true cockney – it’s said that a true cockney has to have been born within earshot of Bow Bells. The church’s delicate steeple showing the four classical orders is one of Wren’s finest works.