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16 August 2009

See the London Stone

Legend has it that the London Stone, on Cannon Street in the City of London, was part of an altar built by Brutus of Troy, the legendary founder of London, and its safety is intrinsically linked to that of the City of London itself.

Its so old that no one really knows if this is true, but the legend continues that the Stone was the place from where the Romans measured all distances in Britain.

Nowadays, it is housed in a box behind an iron grille on Cannon Street, which is apparently a Grade II* listed structure.

For more information, have a look on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Stone.

^Picture from Flickr courtesy of Joe Mac1^

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