Month: May 2021

Sir Christopher Wren

Despite being a sickly child when he was born in 1632 in Wiltshire, Sir Christopher Wren survived to the ripe old age of 91. When he died in 1723, he was buried in St Paul’s Cathedral – the crowning glory of his architectural career. The  Latin inscription on his memorial famously reads  LECTOR SI MONUMENTUM […]

St Andrew Undershaft

St Andrews Undershaft is dwarfed by the three iconic buildings in the City of London which surround it; the Gherkin, The Cheesegrater and the Scalpel. There has been a church on this site since the 12th Century. It is dedicated to St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. The name “Undershaft” comes from a famous […]