Here's a closer look at All Hallows by the Tower which features a crypt museum that has some interesting and macabre stories to tell...
|It's behind you. All Hallows by the Tower|
|Hey ho, let's go. The crypt museum awaits...|
|Life before Instagram with an original Roman floor|
|I live by the river. Londonium calling|
|Great Fire and loathing with William Penn. A good friend of Samuel Pepys who noted that they watched the Great Fire from All Hallows bell tower. Penn, also founded Philadelphia and pretty much planned out the idea of the European Union, all this back in the 17th century|
|Young gun William Penn who was baptised here back in his indie days|
Proof that Hipsters date back to Medieval times with these stylish tiles
The crows nest from Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship, Quest. This was on the ship for Ernest's last Polar voyage and an unexpected highlight to the crypt's museum
Third battle of Ypress: 1st Battalion Welsh Guards 1917
|All Hallows by the Tower crypt. Back in the day the crypt would have been used to store the recently beheaded from the tower of London|
|My given name is Dickie, I come from Billericay|
|Gilbert and George inspired Stained glass|
|All Hallow's holds lunch time recitals and I'll be looking forward to hearing these being given a good airing |
More macabre adventures to follow and an update once I've listened in to a recital...
Bach, Nicholas Lebegue and Alexis Chauvet and If you're a fan of Arcade Fire and the Horrors then do give Chauvet a listen. As lunchtime gigs go this is a sublime way to spend it and you can find out more about their recitals here