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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 Golden Boy at Cock Lane

The statue of the Golden Boy marks the spot where the Great Fire of London was finally stopped. It sits at the corner of Cock Lane in Smithfield, so-named because of the many brothels lining the street.

Apothecaries’ Hall

The oldest extant guildhall London belongs to the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. Originally a part of the Grocers’ Guild they split off to form their own society as ideas about medicine changed.

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The Church of St. Mawnan, Cornwall

The parish church of Mawnan in Cornwall has far older Christian foundations than its medieval architecture suggests.