Andrew Davies London Walk: City Nooks, Crannies, Churches and Samuel Pepys

All Hallows Church

We returned to the City of London once again with Andrew to explore some of its history and hidden surprises including the varied architecture of Wren, Lutyens and Forster and some of its cast of splendid characters.

The gems we visited included the site of Pepys’s house in Seething Lane which is now a garden, the best surviving chunk of Roman Wall, the beautiful ruins of St. Dunstan in the East, a fine Lutyens Memorial, St. Olave’s church where Pepys worshipped and is buried and the sundial which encapsulates London’s 2000 year history.

We also visited the church and museum of All Hallows. This ancient church is considered by some to be the oldest church in the City of London. It survived the Great Fire of London in 1666 but was badly damaged during the Blitz of World War II.