St Giles' Cripplegate


St Giles' is one of the few medieval churches to survive both the Great Fire in 1666 and the Blitz, although it was badly damaged in the latter and by fires in 1545 and 1897. Poet John Milton is buried here.

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1. Barbican

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The architectural value of this sprawling post-WWII brutalist housing estate divides Londoners, but the Barbican remains a sought-after living space as…

2. Barbican Art Gallery

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Spread over two levels, the larger of the two art galleries at the Barbican hosts thoughtful temporary exhibitions that change a few times a year. Entry…

3. City Wall

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Discovered after a WWII bomb razed a 19th-century warehouse, this crumbling collection of brickwork is the remains of a Roman city wall and bastion with…

4. Barbican Conservatory


The definition of a concrete jungle, this glass-topped conservatory is a surprisingly lush urban rainforest inside the brutalist Barbican, London’s second…

5. Curve

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Specially commissioned shows and provocative temporary retrospectives fill this interesting arced gallery in the Barbican.

6. Museum of London

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Romp through 450,000 years of London history at this entertaining and educational museum, one of the capital's finest. Exhibiting everything from a…

7. Roman Fort & City Wall

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London’s roots lie in the walled Roman settlement of Londinium, established in 43 CE on the northern bank of the River Thames. Few traces of the 3rd…

8. Postman's Park

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This serene patch of green, north of what was once London's General Post Office, contains the unusual Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice, a loggia with 54…