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St Magnus the Martyr Church and Old London Bridge

magnus‘London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.’ – do you remember singing this nursery rhyme.

 

If you have ever wondered what the medieval London Bridge looked like then you must visit The Church of St Magnus the Martyr in Lower Thames Street.  Inside the church is a 4 metre model of the old London Bridge.

 

 

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Where: St Magnus the Martyr, Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6DN
Admission:  Free – open for visiting and for prayer Tuesday to Friday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
 Website: www.stmagnusmartyr.org.uk

magnus_plaqueUntil 1831, when the old bridge was replaced, St Magnus the Martyr Church was where all people crossing the old London Bridge used to enter the City of London.

 

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Once you have looked at the model, spend time exploring the rest of the church.  The church was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London in 1666. It is full of interesting stained glass windows and statues.

 

After your visit, walk up Fish Hill Street and visit The Monument to the Great Fire of London or go on Papa’s Monument and Tower Hill Walk Quiz Walk



Getting There St Magnus the Martyr, Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6DN 
  which is in the City of London
Google see map or get directions

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