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2 June 2009

Find the 'Oranges and Lemons' Church

It's a matter of dispute, but many people consider St Clement, Eastcheap, (Rather than St Clement Danes) to be the famous church from the nursery rhyme 'Oranges and Lemons'.

The church apparently gained this association from its proximity to a wharf where Oranges and Lemons were unloaded on their way to Leadenhall Market, and from the fact that Lemons rhymes with Clements.

Like seemingly every church in the city, it was rebuilt according to plans laid out by Sir Christopher Wren following the Great Fire of London, and was completed in 1687, though there has been a church on the site for around 1000 years.

For more information, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Clement_Eastcheap

Click here to see the location on a map.

^Picture from Wikipedia under Wikimedia Commons^

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