When plans for the Bishop of London’s grand new estate were originally drawn up in 1804, it included provision for a new church. In 1826 the Ecclesiastical Commissioners granted the new parish £6000 towards the £11,020 needed to build St John's. Find out more about St John's through the ages.
The notorious Tyburn Tree was, for centuries, London’s chief site of public executions and hangings. The ‘tree’ was actually a gallows (big enough to hang 23 people simultaneously) set along the old Roman Road outside the city. Now the area is one of the most desirable in London, read on to learn about the history of this great corner of our global city.