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A little Eden in the heart of the City

The story of the church of St Dunstan-in-the-East, surviving and not surviving disaster after disaster since its foundation around 1100. Expect the devil having his nose burnt, the Great Fire doing its worst, and Samuel Pepys narrowly avoiding a couple of armed rogues.

St John’s Gate, Clerkenwell and the London Palimpsest

Peel back the centuries on a walk down St John’s Lane exploring the industrial, literary and religious histories of this street.

Unlikely Neighbours in Tavistock Place

Two blue plaques, almost side-by-side in Tavistock Place, commemorate very different people. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the founder of the USSR with no sense of humour, and Jerome K Jerome, a British humourist with a sceptical take on Socialism.

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Seven Dials

A famous column that went disappeared for 200 years.