Tuesday 6 June 2017

Our day out in London started at .....


The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known simply as the Monument, is a Doric column in the City of London, near the northern end of London Bridge, that commemorates the Great Fire of London.
It stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, 202 ft (62 m) tall and 202 ft (62 m) from the spot in Pudding Lane where the Great Fire started on 2 September 1666.

Whilst googling, I came across a blog post all about this area ..
 The blog is called A London Inheritance Very interesting for
those that love London and it's history.

I love the architectural difference between
the old and the new.

Skanska developed and constructed The Monument Building,
in the heart of the city of London.
 It creates a stunning backdrop to The Monument,
the famous landmark that commemorates the Great Fire of London in 1666.
One of the striking features is the twisting fins on its south side,
which are made in Italy from anodised aluminium.
The 69 fins create a signature pattern and
are designed to let in as much natural light as possible,
while shading the building from heat gain.

Old and New

The church below is

St Mary Abchurch

Which  is  Church of England,  off Cannon Street in the City of London.
Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, it is first mentioned in 1198–1199.
The medieval church was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666,
 and replaced by the present building.

We did try and get in but lots of building work going on.

Hope you enjoyed this little piece of London history.
Jennifer and I had a great time . Still more to come.


  1. The monument and the building. they both look impressive!

    1. Thank you Ola , for calling in again. Makes me happy to see people coming back , after I was away for a while.

  2. Wow another great blog Anne. Although I have been to London, I really know nothing about the place and probably could count the number of times I visited since I was born on my fingers. I have stayed with a relative about 3 times since we left RSA at Muswell Hill and that's about it. Before that I stayed with a school friend a couple of times on the outskirts, and I got to see the changing of the guard about 1965 with my Mum on a brief visit!!!
    Take care hugs Diane xox

    1. Hello Diane, Thank you so much. Jennifer and I went walking in places we didn't know existed and this was all down to the visit to the Café in the church. I know Muswell Hill very well , been many times as it is not far from my mum in law .. We used to go up there shopping and coffee etc. Wow that was a long time ago to see Changing of the Guards :-) :-) .. I have more posts to come , big thanks, take care , love to you both xox

  3. A lovely walk around places that I have not visited... yet ;-)

    1. Hello CherryPie ,, thank you once again for calling over .. You have been to so many places I have not been to either . We would have to travel every week to do this . :-) I prefer to see old London , so much to see and of course photograph. Take care Anne x

  4. Gosh, I've missed quite a few posts. You had a little spurt of them there! Loved the photos in this one and the interesting facts. My favourite photo was the old and new one. Phew! I think I've caught up with you now!!

    1. Hello Diane , I DID have a little spurt :-) , I was just waiting for guests to arrive at the guest house and had a positive head on .. You have caught up. Glad you like all the posts and yes Old and New are great , take care xx

  5. I it looks like a fabulous place to visit :-)

    1. It is a lovely place to visit . we walked , chatted and coffeed :-)

  6. thank you for this. Welcome back. You were gone so long I was concerned. I am glad to see you have ben posting again. Have a great day.

    1. Hello Esme , so lovely to see a message from you. I was ill for quite awhile. Life circumstances - husband left me and then I developed depression. Back up there hopefully , thank you x


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