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Anglican churches have a special kind of allure that cannot be pinpointed, only admired. Thus, the All Hallows Staining church situated in the heart of the city of London should not be left out. Partly destroyed yet still beating time at its own game, the structure is located exactly at the junction of Mark Lane and Dunster Court (at the north-eastern corner of Langbourn ward). If you happen to be coming in from the direction of the Fenchurch Street railway station, know that it is right next to it.
The tower, the only remaining part of the church, was built around 1320 and it is an exquisite example of medieval architecture. What’s interesting about it is that it was first mentioned in 1200 as “Staining” to differentiate it from the other churches pertaining to the All Hallows in the City of London group. What’s interesting about it is that it survived the Great Fire of London in 1666, only to collapse five years later in 1671. Know, however that it has been rebuilt in 1675.