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Did you know that the Monument is the tallest isolated stone column in the world? The 202 feet high fluted Doric column commemorates the Great Fire of London . It was designed by Christopher Wren , and took six years to build, being finished in 1677.

Did you know that St Mary Woolnoth is the only church in the City of London to escape the Blitz unscathed? And that was not the only danger it has survived: Bank Underground Station is right beneath it, construction of the subterranean structure requiring removal of the crypt.

Did you know that the Guildhall is the only secular stone building to have survived the Great Fire of London ? Its guardian giants, Gog and Magog , didn’t fare so well, destroyed in that inferno – as were their replacements in the Blitz .

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Alexander Pope
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John Donne
John Vanbrugh
John Milton
Thomas a Becket
Thomas Gray
William Penn

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All political power is a trust - Charles James Fox
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Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer announce engagement - 1981, Lawrence Inquiry Published - 1999
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