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St Magnus the Martyr

Once built into the site of the original London Bridge, St Magnus the Martyr has had more than one St Magnus as it’s patron saint because of changing interests in history.

The Execution Dock and Blackwall Point

Following a rise of piracy from the fifteenth century, those pirates captured were hung at the Execution Dock, and then had their bodies displayed as a warning at Blackwall Point.

The George and Tabard Inns

The George is a seventeenth-century coaching inn that stands near the site of the old Tabard Inn, where the Canterbury Tales begins. Travel back and forth between London and Canterbury happened for religious reason as well as pleasure.

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Frost Fairs on the River Thames

For more than 800 years, in frosty weather the frozen Thames played host to spectacular festivals.