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Westminster Abbey gets a new tower

Slightly hidden away, Westminster Abbey has gained a striking new bronze tower that sits well against its ancient stones.


London’s Pocket Parks – St Mary Aldermanbury, EC2

This pocket park covers the remains of St Mary Aldermanbury, a church that was destroyed during WW2, and rebuilt -- in the USA.


London’s Pocket Parks – St Mary Staining, EC2

This small pocket park can be found slightly hidden away in a corner of a side street near the Guildhall and owes its current existence to the Great Fire of London.


Where the London Underground gets fresh air through an old graveyard

A small side street near Cannon Street railway station marks the site of a ancient graveyard, and today, a ventilation shaft for the London Underground.


The church still recovering from WW2 damage

In leafy Clerkenwell is a mighty church that externally looks as polite as a Clerkenwell church should look, but inside is still showing the massive scars left by WW2.


Of College Chapels and Steam Trains

Deep within the heart of King's College on the Strand can be found a most marvelous chapel and a dinky steam train.


My scariest ever church tower climb

There's a very significant church in docklands that allowed people to climb up to see the clock mechanism at the weekend. The scariest church tower climb I have ever done.


Two Windsor churches to visit

Windsor contains a church that despite walking past hundreds of times in my youth, I was never able to go inside -- until today.


Visit the ruins of London’s Lesnes Abbey

Sitting not far from central London can be found the ruins of a large Abbey, which if it were almost anywhere else would be a major tourist attraction.


A church with a routemaster bus stained glass window

On site of an ancient church stands its modern successor, and a most curious set of modern stained glass windows.