More Sights in the City of London

#Two in a series on the City of London

Newly painted City of London border posts

Newly painted City of London border posts

The city of London was built on the original Roman London and nearly destroyed twice. The first time in 1666 during the Great Fire and next during the Blitz in WWII. I believe most tourists go to this area to see St Paul’s Cathedral or The Monument; I recommend to walk around with a guide book or with a local tour guide as I did last March. Christopher Wren rebuilt 51 churches plus St Paul’s Cathedral after the fire of London. Fifteen of his churches are still intact, and nine were reconstructed after the damage from the war.

A stain glass window at St Lawrence Jewry Church at the Guildhall Yard

A stain glass window at St Lawrence Jewry Church at the Guildhall Yard

Coat of Arms at St Lawrence Jewry Church at the Guildhall Yard

Coat of Arms at St Lawrence Jewry Church at the Guildhall Yard

St Lawrence Jewry Church at the Guildhall Yard

St Lawrence Jewry Church at the Guildhall Yard

I can’t imagine how he overcame such a tremendous amount of work.

Guildhall from the 1440s is an art museum built on a Roman Amphitheatre. Here you can see art from the Victorian period and a painting by American Copley.

Guildhall, City of London

Guildhall, City of London

Fountain in the area of Guildhall, City of London

Fountain in the area of Guildhall, City of London

Guildhall and Guildhall Art Museum, City of London

Guildhall and Guildhall Art Museum, City of London

Victorian Art at Guildhall Art Museum, City of London

Victorian Art at Guildhall Art Museum, City of London

A pond close to Guildhall, City of London

A pond close to Guildhall, City of London

Hidden in the area is a remarkable park made to commemorate the heroic deeds of ordinary people. It took many years for a couple in the Victorian era to collect sufficient money for the project. The first time I found the wall with the tiles, I was very touched. So many children and young people had died trying to save other lives during emergency situations. This time, I was happy to see Postman’s Park again.

If you would like to walk to Tate Modern on the other side of the Thames, Millenium walking bridge close to St Paul’s Cathedral will take you there.

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