London's Alleys and Passages

London's Alleys: St Peter's Alley, EC3

7 monthes ago   |   By Cellular news

This seemingly fairly modern looking alley is actually one of the oldest in London, and potentially dates from pre-Saxon London.
It's difficult to see it today, surrounded by offices and shops, but on the corner of Cornhill and Gracechurch Street is a.. church. In fact it's St Peter upon Cornhill, and reputed to be the seat of an archbishop until the coming of the Saxons in the 5th century, after which London was abandoned and Canterbury became the seat for the 6th-century Gregorian mission to the Kingdom of Kent.[
Certainly the church would have been of some importance as it sits on the...
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