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2 February 2015

Admire St Olave's,Hart Street

Famous as the burial place of both Samuel Pepys and pantomime favourite Mother Goose, St Olave's is one of the few medieval buildings in the City to survive the Great Fire. Whilst it was sadly gutted by the bombs of the Blitz, subsequent heavy restoration in the 1950s returned it largely to its former glory.

Famously described by Sir John Betjeman as “a country church", from the outside St Olave's is remarkable for its squat little 18th century tower of stone and brick, and its 17th century entrance arch topped off with smiling skulls. The church is open every weekday from 9am to 5pm,

For more, see http://www.sanctuaryinthecity.net/Visiting-St-Olaves.html

^Picture © Chris Downer used under a Creative Commons license^

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