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Examples of getting to the free Classical Concerts in London, UK

Getting to the St Olave's Hart Street for a Thursday 1:10pm free lunchtime concert - from Tower tube station and back via Bank tube Station - Thursday 25th April 2002 - 1 of 4

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Sequence of Events

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From Tower tube station - the Tower of London Towards Trinity Square and a sign for St Olave's Hart Street

  • From Tower tube station - the Tower of London
  • Towards Trinity Square and a sign for St Olave Hart Street

Sign for getting to St Olave's via Savage Gardens Sign in front of Trinity House

  • Sign for getting to St Olave's via Savage Gardens
  • Sign in front of Trinity House

Walking towards Savage Gardens Looking towards the Tower of London

  • Walking towards Savage Gardens - building is 10 Trinity Square, the former headquarters of the Port of London Authority
  • Looking towards the Tower of London

Savage Gardens Savage Gardens

  • Savage Gardens - building is 10 Trinity Square, the former headquarters of the Port of London Authority
  • Savage Gardens

Walking up Savage Gardens Sign pointing towards St Olave's

  • Walking up Savage Gardens
  • Sign pointing towards St Olave's

Pepys Street Left down Pepys Street. Churchyard of St Olave's Hart Street in the distance

  • Pepys Street
  • Left down Pepys Street. Churchyard of St Olave's Hart Street in the distance

Churchyard of St Olave's Hart Street in the distance Churchyard of St Olave's Hart Street in the distance

  • Churchyard of St Olave's Hart Street in the distance
  • Churchyard of St Olave's Hart Street in the distance

Churchyard of St Olave's Hart Street Turn right on Seething Lane

  • Churchyard of St Olave's Hart Street - the entrance is on Hart Street - not through the churchyard
  • Turn right on Seething Lane

Sign for St Olave's Hart Street

  • Sign for St Olave's Hart Street

    St Olave's Church
    (Forward! Christ-Men Cross-Men)

    "Our Own Church" - Samuel Pepys
    Who came through this gate from the navy office and his home in Seething Lane to worship here.

    "My Best Beloved Churchyard: the Churchyard of St Ghastly Grim" - Charles Dickens
    "The Uncommon Traveller"

    From the Burial Register:
    1586 September 14th: Mother Goose
    1665 (The Great Plague) 365 Names
    1703 June 4th : Samuel Pepys Esq (Buried is a vault under Ye Communion Table)


From: http://www.londontaxitour.com/london-church-st-olaves.htm

"The original church on this site was wooden and was erected shortly after King Olaf died in 1025. The church was dedicated to King Olaf of Norway, who fought with Ethelred at the battle of London Bridge in 1014. The church was rebuilt in the 13th century and then again in the 15th century. After surviving the great Fire it was badly damaged in bombing raids, but Earnest Glainfield restored the church to its original style. Grinling Gibbons, was reported to have done some work within the church. Samuel Pepys was strongly connected to this church and within the church you can see a statue of him and his wife. They were later buried here in the nave. When visiting this church you can see the burial register and within this there are records of Mother Goose and Mary Ramsay who was said to have brought the plague to London . Many plague victims are named within the book."

Poetry Links and stuff

Upon Westminster Bridge
(Sept. 3, 1802)
(William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth like a garment wear

The beauty of the morning: silent, bare,
Skips, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky,
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.

Never did sun more beatifully steep
In his first splendour valley, rock or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!

The river glideth at this own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!

London, MDCCCII
(William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

O friend! I know not which way I must look
For comfort, being as I am, opprest
to think that now our life is only drest
For show; mean handiwork of craftsman, cook,

Or groom! - We must run glittering like a brook
In the open sunshine, or we are unblest;
The wealthiest man among us is the best:
No grandeur now in Nature or in book

Delights us. Rapine, avarice, expense,
This is idolatry; and these we adore:
Plain living and high thinking are no more:

The homely beauty of the good old cause
Is gone; our peace, our fearful innocence,
And pure religion breathing household laws.


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