St Mary Aldermanbury Garden

St Mary Aldermanbury Garden

St Mary Aldermanbury Garden
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Neighborhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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  • St. Paul's • 4 min walk
  • Moorgate • 5 min walk
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
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Nov 2019 • Solo
This is another of the City’s many hidden treasures, well away from where most people walk, unless they’re scurrying to and from their offices too busy to notice this lovely little oasis of peace. It’s the site of a former church with an adventurous history. The original was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. Its replacement was badly damaged in WW2 bombing and its ruins shipped to be reconstructed at Fulton, Missouri where Churchill made his famous ‘Iron Curtain’ speech. All that’s left is the footprint of the building, but the space has been turned into peaceful gardens. The other feature is a monument to two of Shakespeare’s friends (John Heminge and Henry Connell), who were parishioners of the first church.
Written November 24, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,769 contributions
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Mar 2019 • Solo
St Mary Aldermanbury Garden is a former Church of England church and largely destroyed in the Second World War, leaving only the walls standing. The walls were transported to the US and rebuilt as a memorial to Churchill. The ruins are now a public garden and all the remains of the church is the footprint above ground. Would be a nice little sitting garden in Central London if it wasn't so far from the main attractions. Plenty of benches if you really wanted to come take a seat here.
Written March 9, 2019
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mrsagf
washington dc881 contributions
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May 2018 • Solo
This is a small garden on the site of a church burned in the Great Fire, then a Wren church that was bombed and then dismantled for shipping and reconstruction on the campus of Westminster College, Fulton, MO, where Churchill gave his Iron Curtain speech.

It is an ordinary garden distinguished by a memorial that taught me something new. Topped by a bust of Shakespeare, this plinth memorializes two fellow actors, business partners (in the Globe Theater), and personal friends of Shakespeare to whom the world owes the collection and publication of the First Folio. They were impressive and successful self-made men in the theater world (see Wikipedia on both of them), who were parishioners buried at St. Mary Aldermanbury: Henry Condell and John Heminge.
Written June 21, 2018
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Martin_Ridgway
Greater London, UK229 contributions
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Feb 2018 • Solo
This is a Saturday review.
The number of seats says that on weekday lunchtimes it's probably packed!
It's very small (maybe 20x20m) but has a couple of trees and some dense planting. And a memorial to Shakespeare.
Worth dropping in between the Barbican and the Guildhall.
Written February 17, 2018
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futtock21
London, UK11,627 contributions
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Sep 2019 • Solo
St. Mary Aldermanbury was a church destroyed first in the Great Fire of London in 1666 before being rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren then destroyed a second time in the Blitz of 1940. The remains were shipped in 1966 to Fulton, Missouri where Churchill made his ‘Iron Curtain’ speech in 1947. The church was reconstructed there in memory of that speech. All that remains on its original site are these tranquil gardens with a statue of Shakespeare.
Written October 12, 2019
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Taxidevil
Glasgow, UK3,001 contributions
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Oct 2017 • Couples
We were on our way to the Guildhall Art Gallery ( nearby and worth a visit) when we came across this lovely little garden. This was the site of a church since before the Great Fire of London.
There is also a bust of William Shakespeare here standing as a memorial to two Shakespearean actors.
A fellow traveller was able to tell us that in 1966 remains of the church were sent to Missouri where they now form part of a memorial to Winston Churchill.
Written October 23, 2017
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