Oranges and Lemons say the bells of St Clements
This old nursery rhyme harks back to real places. Most people probably suspect that, after all you can recognise places like Shoreditch, Bow & Stepney, but are unsure where they are. Today, I take you inside the first place, St Clement Danes, which is a church just outside the High Court at the top end of Fleet Street.
With a history of over 1000 years it was razed to the ground by incendaries during the war, and has since been rennovated and adopted as the church of the Royal Air Force.
I'll be getting around each of the places mentioned in time, but if you are impatient, there can be few better informed or written pieces than the Diamond Geezer's piece written in 2001.
If you are there at 9 am, 12, 3 or 6pm you can hear the bells play, Oranges & Lemons.