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The Immortal Game, 1851

Witness the most famous game of chess ever played – and discover the tragic downfall of its loser, Lionel Kieseritzky.

The Metropolitan Sepulchre, 1829

Take a tour around the pyramid for the London dead. Designed by failed architect Thomas Willson, the Sepulchre – though ultimately never built – would have been as tall as the Shard, with space for five million coffins.

The Death of God’s Banker

On June 18th 1982, Roberto Calvi – financial advisor to the Pope – was found hanging from scaffolding underneath Blackfriars Bridge. The murder remains unsolved, and to delve into why is to dive into the confusing and corrupt world of the Vatican, the Freemasons, South American dictatorships and the Mafia. [CW: murder; suicide]

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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.