Monday 1 October 2012

My bits of London (6)

The Golden Boy at Pye Corner marks the staying of the Great Fire of London (1666) ascribed, in the day, to the sin of gluttony. His rather incongruous home on this modern building means that if you aren't looking for him (remember to keep looking up) you might not notice him as you go by. You'll find him on the corner of Giltspur Street and Cock Lane near Smithfield Market.

You can join the Occasional Tourist on a trip up the Monument (marking the start of the Great Fire).

The Golden Boy of Pye Corner (1)

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