|The entrance to the River Fleet in 1750.|
|Fleet Street in 1890 - note St Pauls in the distance.|
|As above on a grey October morning, 2012.|
|The legend of Sweeney Todd - Tim Burton's interpretation-|
still capturing the imagination today.
Whilst on the subject of pies and dining, since the time of the Great Fire of London, Fleet Street was renowned for its taverns and coffeehouses. Tantalisingly, one of these that survives to the present day is Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese (a tavern had been on the same site since 1538) destroyed in the Great Fire and rebuilt in 1667, it is open for business to this day. Charmingly, to the right hand side of the entrance is a list of all the monarchs who have reigned since the Cheese opened its doors.
|Ye Olde Chesire Cheese - |
note to board to the right of the door.
The answer is St Bride's Church.
Arguably one of the most ancient churches in
Destroyed by the Great Fire, Christopher Wren was commissioned to redesign St Bride's and in 1703 work on St Bride's was completed, including a 234 foot spire with four octagonal tiers of diminishing size.
|The spire of St Bride's, Fleet Street.|
|With thanks to Cheezburger.com|
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